Visiting Researcher at the Chung-Hua Institute of Economic Research
What did you like about the course?
The intersectionality and interconnectivity of the subjects we studied. It was a well-rounded course, that not only gave me a taster of everything going on within sport – drugs, corruption, community development, politics, sociology – it allowed me to go deeper in the fields that interested in me. Additionally, the teaching staff were incredibly open. I was always welcome to discuss essays, ideas and subjects of interest. I felt that they genuinely cared of my development as a young professional.
How did the course help you in your chosen profession?
I am now a policy assistant fellow researcher at one of Taiwan’s top economic think tanks. After SHU, I went on to work for a wide range of organizations working in different fields but always centered around social and community development. I was able to leverage my bachelor degree as evidence of me being a unique professional, as I had ample background in the understanding of how to create positive development in communities utilizing key tools learnt during my time at SHU. The course was wide-ranging enough that it opened the doors when applying to different masters. Thanks to this, I got accepted at a competitive university which would not have been possible if I had undertaken a more restrictive course.