Bianca Chau

MA in Higher Education Leadership

Hometown

Hong Kong, China

Expected Graduation Date

Spring 2018

What do you hope to do with your degree and why?

I am open to working anywhere (geographically) and hope to work in international recruitment and advising. I love learning about various cultures and believe that the best way to do so is by immersing myself in new environments.

How did you hear about SOLES, and why did you choose to enroll?

When I was looking for schools, I read about a student ambassador at another university in a similar program who had found graduate programs on the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Graduate Program directory website. Navigating this site lead me to find SOLES. I called and e-mailed SOLES Admissions several times before applying and while I was applying, they welcomed all my questions and were very patient with me. I was also looking through the coursework and found classes that I wanted to take.

Are you currently working? If so, do you work full-time, part time, and what do you do?

I currently work at the International Center as a Graduate Assistant. I help to advise the International Student Organization and International Orientation Team, along with coordinating student programs and managing office social media. I frequently collaborate with Grad Life in coordinating student programs for graduate international students and plan to increase collaborative work on campus for our international community in general.

Is there anything specific you would like to share with prospective students?

If you are looking for a campus that is not too big but not too small, USD is the right place to be at. The campus is not so big that you never see your professors, classmates, or coworkers but it is just big enough for meaningful interactions to take place at various places on campus.