GitHub Desktop Command Line without admin rights

I’d like to launch GitHub Desktop on the command line on my Mac. The issue is I do not have admin rights on this laptop, so I installed Github Desktop to my user-space ~/Applications folder. But when I try and follow the instructions to install the command line interface, it fails because I’m guessing it’s trying to do something in /usr/local or the like.

I did this:

❯ ln -s ~/Applications/GitHub\ ~/bin/github

and it seemed to sort of work, but I’m just wondering if there is more I need to do? (Or if there is a way to tell GitHub Desktop “Use $HOME not /usr/local”?)