University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, 2022
Major: International Relations and Economics
Minor: Computer Science
Languages: Chinese Mandarin (fluent), English (fluent), French (3 Years)
Computer Skills: Java, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access), Website Design, Adobe Design Suite
Eric Dai is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying International Relations and Economics with a minor in Computer Science. His main areas of study are in International Economics and Emerging Markets. His experiences as someone who lived in both China and the United States shaped his interest in international politics and economic development, most specifically in East Asia. In the Summer of 2019, Eric was a Foreign Commercial Service intern for the U.S. International Trade Administration, where he worked at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, provided international and industry consulting services to American business expanding into the Chinese market, conducted industry-specific market research and drafted market research paper on Southern China’s biomedical technology market for the U.S. Department of Commerce library. Eric also compiled and consolidated a list of more than 400 administrative key contacts at U.S. firms in the Pearl River Delta through phone calls and on-site visits. Through this opportunity, Eric was also able to meet and speak with the U.S. Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad. At the University of Pennsylvania, Eric is a Consulting Project Leader for PennSEM (Social Entrepreneurship Movement), where he leads a project team that works with a human resource technology firm featured in Bloomberg and Forbes. Eric is also a Research Assistant at the Wharton School, where he worked in Marketing and Natural Language Processing at the Jonah Berger Lab, doing data analysis and data interpretations.