Past Event

On Campus Talk by David Zhu CC '12: My Career Experiences over the past Six Years

April 20, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room 603, Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, 116th Street, New York, NY 10018

On April 20, David Zhu CC '12, Founder & CEO of WonderCV, will be sharing his career experiences over the past six years, including his exploration of popular career choices such as banking, consulting, venture capital and private equity, as well as the much-debated geographic choice of living between New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. David spent thousands of hours to prep for a career development in finance, only to give it all up and dive into the world of technologies. He went on to learn coding and has dedicated to solving the most inefficient system he has yet to witness: career development.

The event is co-hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and Global China Connection–Columbia University, and is supported by Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association. We welcome all Columbians and friends to this event to ask questions and build connections.


David Zhu

David is the Founder & CEO of, an online career center that aims to bridge the gap between college education and career development. Since its launch 5 months ago, WonderCV has attracted over 100,000 users across 41 countries and provided 1-on-1 career services to over 1,000 candidates with a 97% placement rate.

David started his career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, and later joined Affinity Equity Partners (formerly UBS Capital Asia), a $3.9 billion PE fund. David is also a founding partner at Younker Capital, where he led the investment in, an auto service O2O company backed by Tencent and

David is a founding trustee of Global China Connection, a non-profit organization founded at Columbia in 2008, connecting 60+ universities worldwide to opportunities in China. In 2006, David co-founded of Heart2Heart Canadian Youth Society, a student-run charity that has raised over $1.1 million Canadian dollars over the past 12 years to fund education facilities in rural China.

David is a TEDx speaker, a mentor to Tsinghua University's Career Coaching Program, and an op-ed writer for LinkedIn. He plays several musical instruments and enjoys producing hip-hop music at home. David graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Columbia University.



3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presentation by David Zhu

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Job Opportunities in China

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.