The year passed by in a blur (just like the quality of this photo but I love it anyways). I remember back at the start of 2020, my friends and I crowded around in a tiny dorm room, sipping on wine and thinking about the future of sophomore year and…


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I think being honest and vulnerable is a hard thing to do. It’s hard to be introspective, to realize that at the end of the day, we are all humans making our way in this world. I guess I was feeling sentimental and a bit emotional, but in honor of…


Understanding the history of distribution and how new technology is going to change it.

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The travel, tourism, and hospitality industry has been extremely hard to define. With the growth of giants such as Airbnb and Expedia, which allow a one-stop shop for all your travel needs, it has become increasingly easier for individuals themselves to book their own trips, rather than using traditional methods…


Moving from finance to tech, making a lateral switch to PM, getting into HBS 2+2, and turning hobbies into products

Members of the Remote Students Community had the opportunity to meet Kristina Hu this week and ask her questions about her experience as a PM at Uber, transitions from banking to tech, and her journey to business school.


A couple weeks ago, I had the fantastic opportunity to attend IDEO CoLab’s Makeathon, a full day of furious thinking, prototyping, and conceptualizing. Not only was it an amazing experience for someone who has had little to no design experience, but I also had the opportunity to meet some extremely…


Because sometimes it takes moving across the U.S. to reevaluate yourself and your relationships with others.

Everyone says that college is a time of fun, exploration, and self-improvement. It makes sense. It’s the first time that many of us go out into the world, sometimes on the other side of…


A bunch of kiddos on a nice Providence Day

A couple of weeks ago, I wrapped up my first year of college. It was a whirlwind of an adventure and went by waayyy too quickly, but I’m super glad it happened. Freshman year, to say the least, was a lot. I learned that 9am classes are way harder to…

Ivan Zhao

engineer | designer | baker | dog-lover | http://ivanzhao.me

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