Licheng Yin

What inspired you to become an economics major?

I decided to be an economics major before college. I think economics is an amazing subject that I can find reasons behind all kinds of social activities. With the knowledge of economics, I can get the idea of how this society works and what this society is going to look like. The more I learn, the more I love this major.

What advice do you have for students considering a major in economics?

What we learned in economics is not just knowledge points subject to one field. By learning economics, we are actually learning a proper way to think and solve problems, which are commonly referred to as critical thinking. It is not just simple knowledge points but instead, a proper method that can help us achieve greatness. Critical thinking is the ability that can benefit all economics major for our whole life.

How do you anticipate using your degree after graduation?

I am anticipating continuing education and getting a Ph.D. in economics.

What has been the highlight of your time at CSB/SJU?

CSB/SJU is away from chaos metropolis. When I am staying in this community, I can always feel a sense of inner peace. I believe that the spiritual inspiration I received from observing this community is my highlight.

What has been the biggest challenge that you have had to overcome?

As an international student, the biggest challenge was the culture shocks. I had to deal with all kinds of difference in culture to blend in. However, as a college student, I think the biggest challenge is always time management. It is always important to find a proper balance between studying and entertainment.

Are you involved in any other activities or clubs at CSB/SJU?

I am the president of MCBOC (Minnesota China Business Opportunity Conference, an annual student run conference), as well as the president of the economic honor society, also known as OIKOS, and I am the treasurer of Asia club.