Yuzhou Bai is a PhD candidate in East Asian Studies and a Professional Development Associate supporting graduate students in the Humanities.
A historian from Beijing specializing in childhood, education and religions in pre-modern China, Yuzhou is working on his dissertation on the worship of child prodigies as a social phenomenon central to Chinese society in the early medieval era. As a Professional Development Associate, Yuzhou is passionate about helping his fellow PhDs in the Humanities empower themselves through exploring career options both within and beyond the academia.
Prior to joining the GradFUTURES team, Yuzhou supported a wide range of programs on campus including Princeton Start-up Immersion Program (PSIP), Financial Literacy Initiative, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, and Rare Books Cataloging Team of Firestone Library.
"I'm excited to support my fellow Ph.D.s in at least three ways: to highlight recent job market trends, consult on new career options for graduate students, and to use career outcome data to illuminate the diverse career paths of our graduate alumni. Feel free to reach out through e-mail or LinkedIn!"
Yuzhou also served as a panelist at the GradFUTURES Virtual Forum in 2020.
"The inaugural GradFUTURES Forum has enriched my professional development experience in multiple ways. First, as a panelist of the grad student leaders session, I was able to demonstrate my leadership skills and experience in front of a diverse audience. By collaborating with fellow administrators and student volunteers to provide social media support for the Forum, I also honed my communication and management skills. Last but not least, as a participant, I was able to build new connections afterwards with a variety of amazing professionals, including Princeton alumni and my fellow grad students both within and beyond the Princeton circle. Being a part of this 3-day initiative was a transformative and joyful experience."