Year Graduated: 2010
Major at Michigan: History/Political Science
Share the story of why you chose your major.
I’ve always been passionate about current events and politics. In school, history and government classes came naturally to me; understanding how things happened and how institutions work interested me. When choosing my majors, I decided to follow my passions and interests, majoring in fields where I knew I would do well and enjoy the classes I would have to take.
At Michigan, I spent most of my time outside the classroom…
I was heavily involved in student organizations. I was involved in the Asian InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Michigan Student Assembly and the Public Service Intern Program.
What story stands out to you in your first year on the job?
I’ve had countless opportunities to attend meetings and events with Governor Snyder. Each time is a “pinch me” moment, because I still can’t believe I’m able to go to the events I go to or see things I get to see in my job, especially at my age. I’ve had opportunities to meet presidential candidates, business leaders, and other famous people in the day-to-day of my job and these opportunities have been unbelievable to me.
What’s next in your story? (next steps, future plans)
I plan to go to graduate school for law and public policy. I feel that I need more education and training to advance in public service.
What is the one thing every student should have on his or her “career to-do” list?
Get an internship! Internships are the best way to explore your passions and see if potential careers are the right fit for you. I would not have found my passion for public service had it not been for a summer internship!
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