Seeking truth for good: A Group of DKUers’ “Unmanned Driving” Journey

At Duke Kunshan University, Tianyi Zhang is a 2024 master’s student in Medical Physics, who majored in Electronic Information Engineering as an undergraduate and participated in DJI product development. Meanwhile, Renzo Balcazar Tapia is a 2025 undergraduate student in Data Science who comes from Peru, with research interests in algorithms and has won numerous awards in International Mathematical Olympiads. On the journey of learning and life, they were originally two clearly demarcated parallel lines. However, the college innovation and entrepreneurship project “Research on Autonomous Localization and Navigation Technology Algorithm of Robot” has brought these two parallel lines together, embarking on a road of scientific research.

Navigating Early Careers: Practical Insights

In the era of globalization, how can we effectively position ourselves and chart a clear path for our future careers? As DKU students benefiting from the integration of both Chinese and international educational philosophies, how can we leverage this advantage to enhance our professional competence and become well-rounded talents? How can we fully utilize our skills and soft power to open the doors to top global enterprises, truly integrate into the international community, and become qualified global citizens? For those eager to secure high-paying, high-quality job opportunities on Wall Street during their undergraduate or graduate years, what steps should they take to prepare? In this ESS session, we were thrilled to have Nancy Chen share her invaluable insights and unravel the secrets of job-seeking skills.

The Bits and Pieces of Entrepreneurship

In this ESS event, we are honored to have Mr. Li Lixin, a partner and chief consultant at Jade Capital, as our guest. Through this sharing session, he will elucidate how investors evaluate entrepreneurs from various angles and how to increase the chances of entrepreneurial success. He will also provide a brief introduction to the company and its investment focuses.

Constructal Thinking of E-Commerce and Its Future in the AI Era

For this ESS event, we are privileged to have Mr. Huang Junyan, the current Senior E-Commerce Manager for the renowned fashion accessory brand CASETiFY in China, as our guest speaker. Through this lecture, he will help students gain a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of e-commerce and how to develop a mature strategic framework and model within the ever-evolving landscape, particularly in the AI era.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Action

In this IEE sharing session, we are honored to invite Dr. Zhiqiang Xia from Nanyang Technological University to deliver an inspiring sharing session. This session will comprehensively explore various challenges and concepts in entrepreneurship, encompassing key elements of entrepreneurial journeys such as risk and uncertainty, prediction and control, failure and learning, rationality and irrationality, assumptions and hypotheses, targeting or aiming, persistence or pivoting, business models, lean entrepreneurship, and design thinking.

Healthy Aging and Inclusive Design

For this IEE session, we are honored to invite Professor Hua Dong from Brunel University. Through this session, she will help students better understand the connection between design and building an aging society, the concept of inclusive design, its applications in various urban domains, and the importance of creating an aging-friendly society.