Yaohua (Karen) Lin

Master of Arts in Higher Education '16

Yaohua (Karen)  Lin, School of Education

Field of Study: MA Higher Education

Year in Program/Year of Graduation: graduated 2016

Where do you HAIL from? China 

Prior degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in English

Before coming to U-M: I was an admission consultant, helping college students and professionals in their process of applying to graduate schools in the U.S.

Why this program? Our ranking explains everything. While deciding between the two schools that I was accepted to, I was also attracted by CSHPE's required internship, which eventually proved to be very helpful in my professional development.

The best part of SOE: I love the rigor of the program since it offers a great opportunity to learn. We have the best faculty! They are very knowledgeable, approachable, and also have high expectations for students. Be prepared to write lots of amazing papers!

After graduation: I am now the Assistant Director of Career Counseling at the Haas School of Business of UC Berkeley.

Teach me something! I think U of M is a place where you need to be deliberate in making choices. Everything will sound enticing, but it’s critical to decide what holds the greatest meaning for you.