Chia Han Lin in a suit in front of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Graduating Student Spotlight: Chia Han Lin

Chia Han Lin is graduating from the Master of International Business (MIB) program this semester. He shares his best memories from the program and advice to future MIB students.

Q: Tell us about yourself. Where are you from?

Lin: “My name is Chia Han Lin. I am from Taiwan, and I first became a Business Gator in 2021 when I came to UF as an exchange student. My home university was the National Chengchi University, one of the top public universities in Taipei City, Taiwan.”

Q: What are your best memories from the MIB program? Chia Han Lin poses in front of Heavener Undergraduate School of Business.

Lin: “The MIB program allows students to combine different business subjects that match their desire. That is one of the best parts I have loved about the program. For example, students can create their own concentration while having solid financial training from the mandatory courses. If you want to learn about business from a global perspective and tailor your experience to a specific industry, the MIB program is the right one for you.

“The faculty here in the MIB program are so kind and helpful. They helped me so much during my time studying abroad. I got the best learning experience here and unforgettable graduate study memories at the Warrington School of Business.”

Q: What are your plans after graduation?

Lin: “Based on my experience and passion for the manufacturing industry, I will become a global supply chain manager after graduation. I knew that I wanted to lead a larger team and make more strategic decisions in the future. My long-term career goal is to become a Chief Operational Officer in a multi-national enterprise.

“I am extremely grateful to have received several job offers before graduation. Special thanks to the MIB team: Andrea, Fanny, Poly and the director, Ana. I could not have gotten here without all your assistance.”

Chia Han Lin does the gator chomp in his graduation gown next to the statue of a gator.

Q: Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Lin: “I see myself as a guest speaker at a Warrington event. I want to become a successful professional in the manufacturing industry and work hard to achieve financial stability as well as professional recognition.

“More importantly, I want to be a role model for future Business Gators. I would love to keep connecting and influencing students after my graduation, not only sharing with them what I learned from the professional field but also helping them to land a job that satisfies their needs. I am always proud to be a Gator. I want to contribute back by helping young Gators achieve their dreams.”

Q: Any advice for future MIB students?

Lin: “Be open-minded. Enjoy the endless opportunities at Warrington to network with alumni and professionals and to get involved in different events and organizations.

“Don’t be shy to ask questions, smile at people, compliment them on the little things and always be grateful. By doing this, you’ll have no issues when actually networking with companies.”

Q: Share a cool fact about yourself.

Lin: “My grandfather went to Japanese school and my grandmother is a descendent from the Netherlands!”