BA in History

Pin Wang, 2008

Pin Wang

Why did you choose History as a major?

Was on a summer study program to China and participated in a history class there. The critical thinking and dissection of popular narratives was very appealing to me.


What was your career path after graduation?

I took a one-way flight to San Francisco to pursue my dream of making video games. Discovered I hated the industry and moved to China, where I eventually ended up back in video games. Now I'm CEO at a games startup.


How do you think your History major at Mason prepared you for your career?

History challenges us to seek out facts and draw our own conclusions. Many of the techniques apply just as well to things that happened in the last year as they do to things that happened hundreds or thousands of years ago.


Any advice you’d like to give to current Mason students?

The greatest failure in life is not failing enough. Take risks!