Di Wu Experience

Di Wu
Program and Membership Associate at Pacific Council on International Policy
July 2010-April
• Completed logistics for the China Country Dialogue and went with the group to China.
* The trip was designed to provide an opportunity for U.S. political and business leaders to meet with the U.S.
Ambassador and his country’s team, and influential Chinese policymakers and leaders in other areas.
• Coordinated speaker invitations and researched topics for the council’s over fifteen regular programs
• Organized signature events such as 2010 Members Weekend and the 15 Anniversary Gala
• Managed the membership data base of more than 200 members and updated the organization’s website
Part-time Research Assistant at Center for American Progress
October 2010-April 2011
• Reviewed issues such as U.S.-China relations, American exceptionalism, and China sovereignty
• Edited Chinese editions of researcher’s books and PowerPoint presentations
Marketing and Social Media Associate at Chen Partners
August 2010-May 2011
• Conducted focus groups and designed a detailed career survey that responded by more than 2000 PRC oversea
• Developed social media marketing plan and branding strategy for an online PRC talents networking platform
using the findings from the career survey
• Managed the project’s social networking accounts and webpages
Research Assistant at Korean Studies Institute at USC
November 2009 - May 2010
• Implemented researches on North Korea and East Asian military balance
• Facilitated on post-research logistics, such as compiling footnotes and endnotes
Contributing Researcher at USC Center on Public Diplomacy
July 2009 - May 2010
• Monitored the media daily for Public Diplomacy in the News, the most comprehensive Public Diplomacy news
• Participated in research project on Nation Branding at Expo Shanghai 2010, a multi-dimensional study on the
public diplomacy strategies and approaches by some county's pavilions.
* The outcome of the project includes short videos of interviews with heads of the selected pavilions and visitors
and a final report with survey analysis.
Media Relations and Marketing Intern at CCG Investor Relations
December 2009 - April 2010
• Monitored the media and built media lists with average twenty publications for more than five clients
• Drafted pitch letters and press releases in both English and Chinese
• Coordinated bell ringing ceremonies for more than eight initial public offerings
Research and Marketing Intern at China Daily
• Assisted reporters on interviewing and article writing
February 2007 - September 2007
• Conducted market research targeting customers in English teaching and complied an e-books
• Initiated a project of collecting newspaper reading materials for English teaching repository
Research Intern at Shanghai Institute for International Studies
July 2006 - August 2006
• Selected as four of the 2006 interns
• Collected research materials for Department of Middle East Studies and American Studies
• Coordinated a seminar on Sino-U.S energy security, co-hosted by SIIS and Rice University
American University
Ph.D., International Relations, 2012-now
• Research Assistant at Center for Asian Studies
University of Southern California
Master's, Public Diplomacy, 2008 – 2010
GPA: 3.74/4
• Staff Editor for Public Diplomacy Magazine,
• Student coordinator for China Media Studies Colloquium,
• Reporter at USC US-China Today, a student-driven publication of U.S.-China Institute
Shanghai International Studies University
Master's, International Relations, 2007 – 2009
GPA: 3.57/4
• Intern editor at International Review (one of the core academic periodicals)
• Enrolled by way of graduation school exam exemption only for top 10% of students
Tongji University
Bachelor of Law, International Politics; Minor, French, 2003 – 2007
GPA: 4.15/5
• President of International Review Organization, a student-run campus organization,
• Recipient of Scholarship 2003-2004
“Made in China: The Recent Rise of Chinese Culture in Public Diplomacy.” PDiN Monthly Monitor, CPD
Publications, (November 2011),
“PD Lessons from A Chinese New Year Gala.” USC Center on Public Diplomacy Blog, (February 24, 2010),
“Backpack Diplomacy.” USC Center on Public Diplomacy Blog, (September 27, 2011),
• Language: fluent English, native Chinese (Mandarin), and basic French
• Computer skills: Excellent video, audio, photo editing skills;
Basic website design and html knowledge;
MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint