Who We Are

UniCareer is an E-Learning career development platform that targets various stages of career developmental needs and creates tailored, long-term impact for international students and working professionals. We're committed by our values:

Boost Your Career

We inspire and motivate you to reach your highest professional goals. We empower you with the most demanded industry knowledge and support you step-by-step through the job-hunting process

Professional Access

We are on the front lines providing you with the information, resources, mentorship and referral opportunities you need to be successful in your job search and career advancement

Global Network

Highly selective UniCareer mentors represent significant job hunting and career development experiences as well as global professional networks in diversified industries

Long-term Commitment

A mentee today may be a mentor tomorrow. We are confident that UniCareer will not only become your career coach today, but a trusted professional guide for a long time

Our Strategic Advisor


Bin Dan

Bin is the CEO of Eastern Harbor Investment Management LLC, an investment management firm with over ¥2 billion in AUM that has achieved a ROI of 1,800% since inception. Bin is also the Editor-in-Chief of Guotai Junan Securities and Chief Investment Manager of Dapeng Securities Asset Management Company. Bin graduated from Henan University.

Garry Tan

Garry is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Initialized Capital, an early stage seed fund with over $160 million in AUM. Prior to Initialized Capital, Garry was a Partner at Y Combinator, where he invested in and worked directly with over 700 companies. Garry successfully cofounded Posterous, a blogging platform acquired by Twitter, as well as the engineering team for Palantir Technologies’ quant finance analysis platform. He started his career as a Program Manager at Microsoft. Garry earned a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University.

Ping Zhuang, PHD

Dr. Zhuang is a Managing Director at Eason International, an international consulting and engineering firm, and one of the Founding Members of a US-based international fund focused on solving environmental issues in China. Dr. Zhuang is also an Advisor at I Squared Capital and a Senior Consultant for several Asia-based development projects financed by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Dr. Zhuang earned a PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and an EMBA from Queens College.

Our Team

Barbara Yu

Founder, CEO

Barbara is Founder and CEO of UniCareer. Prior to founding UniCareer, Barbara worked at Morgan Stanley. Barbara started her career working at numerous leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in both the US and China, including Citigroup, GE, and Google. At 2017, She was recognized by the Forbes Asia list of 30 under 30 in Consumer Technology in 2017. Barbara is also a World Dota Champion (a WarCraft based video game) and is talented at basketball and singing. She is also the Asia Business Conference honorable guest and speaker. Barbara graduated from Fudan University and earned a MS in Financial Engineering. She was also being selected to Princeton University for ” Time Theory Study”.

Denise Wang


Denise is Co-Founder of UniCareer and a Vice President and Relationship Manager at BlackRock with 10 years of experiences in financial services. She covered BlackRock’s global senior relationships across the firm’s product spectrum. Denise launched BlackRock Educational Academy in 2013 and hosted 1000+ institutional investors in New York, San Francisco, London and Hong Kong. Denise earned a BA in Economics from Yale University with full scholarship. She serves on the Committee of Asian Association of Alternative Investment Professionals, Global Investment Committee at NYSSA, and an inspirational speaker and writer.

Esther Jiang

General Manager

Esther is a General Manager and one of the founding partners of UniCareer’s Greater China office, where she oversees numerous key business functions including product design, marketing strategy, business development, and client relationships. Prior to UniCareer, Esther has over 4 years of experience in the management consulting field, she worked with clients to help drive their strategic growth, business innovation and management improvement at PwC. Esther is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of New York State and earned a BS in Mathematics and Economics from Penn State University.

Lydia Li

Human Resources Manager

Lydia is the Human Resources Manager and one of the founding members of UniCareer, where she is responsible for all aspects of the talent acquisition and retention process for 40+ employees and 1,000+ mentors. Prior to UniCareer, Lydia was a recruiting and training specialist at Nassau County Department of Social Services and a consultant at Argus Merchant Services. She was also a VP at Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) and a key member of the Society for Human Resource Management – Long Island. Lydia earned a MS in Human Resources Management from Hofstra University.

Isabella Zeng

US Growth Strategy Director

Isabella is the US Growth Strategy Director of UniCareer, where she oversees strategic decisions on product, market analytics, sales, and corporate development. She specializes in utilizing data mining tools and pricing models to identify opportunities and implement successful long-term business strategies. Isabella has over 5 years of experience in the analytical field and previously worked in the Alternative Research Group at Goldman Sachs and the Portfolio Management Division at Citi. She started her career in Equity Research at Barclays. Isabella earned a BS in Finance and Actuarial Science from New York University’s Stern School of Business,and is an MBA candidate at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Li Zhu

Integrated Marketing Manager

Li is a Chief Data Analyst and Integrated Marketing Manager at UniCareer, where he focuses on data collection and technical configuration using programming languages including R, Python, SQL, HTML, and CSS to support UniCareer’s adverting campaigns and brand visibility. Li started his career as a programming specialist at a global manufacturing company. Li earned a BS in Computer Science from DePaul University. He has also been elected as a Global Ambassador representing DePaul University via social media platforms overseas.

Anyi Wang

Technology Manager

Anyi is the Head of Technology at UniCareer, where he leads a development team in the development and maintenance of UniCareer’s internal and external technologies. Anyi has over 6 years of experience in software development, testing, and project management. Prior to UniCareer, Anyi was a research assistant at NYU Networked System Lab. Anyi earned a MS in Computer Science from New York University.