Life in the U.S. for Recently Immigrated Asian Americans & How Mentorship Helps
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Sharon Wu on challenges recently immigrated Asian Americans and other recent immigrants face and how mentorship can help ameliorate the struggles of adjusting to life in an unfamiliar country.
Dr. Wu will talk about:
– Common challenges first-generation Asian Americans and recent immigrants face
– How mentorship can help first-generation Americans and recent immigrants adjust to life in the U.S.
– Strategies we can all use to make the most of our mentorship relationships
Co-sponsored by: Asian Pacific American Caucus at HKS, Asia Business Club at MIT Sloan, Harvard Students Asian Pacific Coalition, Asian American Policy Review at HKS, HKS Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion, Student Diversity Committee at HKS
7:00 – 8:15pm, Tuesday, November 10th
Weil Town Hall at Harvard University’s John. F. Kennedy School of Government
Pizza and light refreshments will be served.
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About Dr. Sharon Wu:
Dr. Sharon Wu was born in Taipei. She began her education in the United States at age 12 and completed her secondary and post-secondary education in the US. Dr. Wu’s interest in helping international students make the transition to the American system started during her time as a management professor. Her desire to help international and first-generation students succeed in the U.S. led her to cofound the U.S.-China Education and Culture Center in 2010 (www.uscecc.org).
Because of her passion for education, she has recently obtained a master’s degree in education with a concentration in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. Dr. Wu has a Ph.D. in business administration from University of Missouri （minor in psychology) and worked as a business professor for many years prior to working as a senior manager at an online education company, K12 Inc. She is an expert in student motivation and development and serves as a mentor to students globally, including Harvard College students. She has also presented at various conferences as keynote and panel speaker to discuss global competence, international education, and race relations in America. Her research interests are interpersonal in nature, and include mentoring, cultural differences, business communication, social skills, and emotional intelligence.