Yu Ning, M.S.


Computer Support Specialist


ARKU 607




StrengthsQuest Themes:

Harmony... Analytical... Communication... Connectedness... Competition


How did you get started in the Career Services profession?

Seeing young and energetic students make me feel young and energetic too, so I always wanted to work on campus. While searching for local jobs, I found Career Development Center at University of Arkansas had a Computer Support Specialist position open, which matched my technical background very well. Career development is something I haven't put much thought in, so I'll have a lot to explore and I believe I'll learn a lot here.

Describe a “typical work day” in the Career Center.

Based on request, I might work on updating our website, creating career fairs registration forms, fixing graduate survey issues, uploading student info into RCL/nametag/listserv, maintaining various databases, and handling any computer related problem that anybody might have in the office.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I love spending time with my kids, Max and Austin, who turn into 5 years old and 2 years old this year (2016). It's just amazing how much and how fast kids grow, and I don't want to miss any part of it! Besides that, I enjoy shopping, cooking and watching movies.

What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?

That would be my hometown - Beijing, China. Not only because it has my precious childhood memory in every corner of the city, but also because it is a fantastic city. Beijing has been the capital of China for more than 700 years, and today it is acting as China's cultural, educational and political center. It's very interesting to see the 5000 years of Chinese history and modern lifestyle blended smoothly together there.

What do you like best about living in NWArkansas?

The University. My husband works here, I work here and my boy goes to the Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center here. This is the place my family spend most of our time at besides our home. I like the diversity of people and culture here. And of course all the family members are razorback fans!