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Reflecting First 30 Days at Uber

Social introductions in DC usually start with “which company do you work for?” When I tell people I work for Uber, usually I’ll get a grimace or a sarcastic question—“oh, and how do you like THAT company?” It’s been a month since I joined Uber. Albeit the never-ending bad press coverage about Uber is discouraging, […]

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The Next Chapter

Sitting in front of my laptop and watching the flickering of the screen at 6 AM, I am as excited as a school kid waiting for her first day at a new school. Today marks my first day at Uber. During my two-year marathon at Capital One working as a digital analytics manager, I’ve met […]

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The Meaning of Travel

There is an old Chinese idiom, “Resting is for the sake of the longer journey ahead.” Travel, in a way, is close to resting. My recent Greece trip involved lots of resting, not in a sense of sleeping, but in a sense of doing things I’ve longed for but haven’t had a chance to do […]

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What Are Your Personal Projects for 2015?

Two weeks into 2015, many people are busy making New Year’s resolutions, hoping to make their lives more productive and meaningful. According to Forbes, about 40% of Americans making resolutions in the beginning of the year, and only 8% achieve their goals. I am, like many others, reflecting on the past and trying to come […]

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A Letter to My Younger Sibling (Advice for International Graduate Students)

Dear Andy, First off, congratulations! You’ve accomplished a great milestone in life, and I am so proud of you. It’s hard studying abroad. After spending all the time studying and staying competitive among your peers, you still have to face an even more brutal challenge: finding a job and staying in the States. Nobody is […]

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