Choosing passion

International student Muyu Wu found her home in CEHD

When it came time to make her college decision, China native Muyu Wu had her eye on the United States’ Big Ten Conference. A talented golfer, Wu was looking for a school that excelled in academics as well as athletics.

She also wanted a program that would allow her to combine her passions for sports, marketing, and management. That’s what drew her to the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.

“I chose CEHD so that I could major in Business Marketing Education and minor in Sport Management,” says Wu.

Wu is one of the more than 6,200 international students from 130 world locations at the University of Minnesota. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides information about visas and student supports such as academic and personal counseling.

“What I love about this University is its huge campus and all the great resources that are available to students,” Wu says.

Her favorite college class was a Sports Sales and Fundraising course. For prospective international students, Wu’s advice is to choose a major that truly matches your interests.

Now in her junior year, Wu values what she’s learned in the classroom and on the golf course. She says being a college athlete has helped her build leadership, teamwork, and time management skills.

“I have learned so much from my coaches and teammates,” she says. “I love being able to enjoy life as a college student as well as a D1 athlete.”