See you later, USA!

(Image source: US Embassy & Consulate in Canada) I recently left the US to move back to Canada. In this article, I share my thoughts and reasoning on this move. I came to the US at the end of 2019 on an H1B visa, which I got on my 3rd attempt towards the H1B “lottery”….

Transcending storytelling

As a PM, I always see storytelling as one of the most important communication tools. Whether I am trying to get buy-in, build alignment, explain a strategy or share my learning, stories are usually a powerful way to retain attention and elicit empathy. But as I keep practicing storytelling, I am gradually realizing that as…

WFH, self-sustainability and P/PC balance

As we enter an extended WFH (Work From Home) period of time, I’ve become increasingly aware of the importance of self-sustainability. Self-sustainability, a sense of confidence in leading an effective life completely by myself, relies on something called P/PC balance. In this article, I share some learning about these concepts from the past month of…

3 months in. A long way to go.

Remember, remember, the 4th of December… Three months ago, on December 4th, I joined Microsoft as a full-time employee. Based in Vancouver, BC, I work as a program manager on the Engineering System team. Before I started my job, I had a million ideas rolling around in my mind about what life would be like…

What does a PM do?

Since the beginning of my summer internship as a PM at Microsoft, I found so many people in the tech business wondering what PMs do, interestingly many PMs among them. Because this confusion is so common, there are discussions on the definition of a PM role across Microsoft. Having been a part of these discussions, I have gotten closer to…

Internship talk at McGill CSSA

It is my pleasure to be invited to share my opinions on applying to internships in the field of computer science. Although this talk is in Chinese, an outline in English is provided here for the convenience of the audience. Check out the outline

The road not taken… yet

On Tuesday I had an interview at Microsoft, for a PM internship in summer 2016. Today I heard back from Microsoft that I am receiving an offer for that position. Although details of this offer haven’t been finalized, I am extremely excited to have an opportunity to practice a PM job at Microsoft. It will be…