Michael's Story

Michael Kohan


I chose YU because I wanted a place where I get involved and make a difference. That is the essence of the YU experience.

I’ve been volunteering with Project TEACH, where we bring the classroom to the hospital rooms. I’ve had the opportunity to conduct science experiments with children who miss out on these experiences because of their illnesses. It’s challenging to work with young children, but the look of wonder on their faces when they learn something new, is so rewarding.

I chose to major in Economics with a focus on public health because I plan to work in hospital administration. These two courses of study are giving me exactly the training I need, but career preparation at YU is about so much more than just academics. The social and extracurricular activities are what make college fun and meaningful.

When I heard about the Hurricane Harvey Relief Mission, I put in my application immediately. The administration was overwhelmed with students who were willing to drop everything to go and help because that’s the kind of community we have. Seeing how the Jewish Houston community banded together was inspiring. Someone on the trip was a recent transfer student. She told me she came to YU because she wanted an experience where she could be a part of things. That’s exactly what coming to Yeshiva University is all about.