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Ping Lu, Ph.D.

Ping received his M.D. from Nanjing Medical University and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a prestigious Harvard University Research Center.

Ping is passionate teaching people how to be strategists, rather than tacticians. When you’re on a professional journey, you should always know your options.  Ping loves to tell the story of the man from ancient China who went into the mountains to learn how to slay dragons. This man spent his entire life, and every penny he had to learn everything there was to know about killing dragons. Then, one day, the man left the mountains and went into the city to be a Dragon Slaying Hero. But there were no dragons for him to kill. Dragons don’t exist. Professionals earning and holding advanced degrees face a similar challenge. After spending so much time focused on a very narrow career path, many of these people lose the skills they need to function effectively outside of these paths.

Professional Background:

Ping received his M.D. from Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing City, China before completing his Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Iowa. Currently, Ping is a Research Fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Harvard University Research Center.

Special Skills:

Academia transitions for international students
Green Card filing and Visa consulting
Job application and interview training
Communication training for international students
Public speaking for international students
Scientific writing for international students
Time management for international families
Scientific consulting

“Hard skills are not enough. You need to develop personal skills too. Young professionals, especially international students, should learn to not only work hard, but to work smart. Learn to work for yourself and never stop developing social skills. The best career strategy is one that involves confidence, connection, and effective communication. ”

-Ping Lu, Ph.D.

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