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Calvin Chu

calc@uchicago.edu  •  (331)472-0888  •  Chicago, IL

Learner | Solver | Doer | Analyzer | Writer

Skills


Marketing/Advertising: Final Cut Pro X (Video Editing), Audacity (Audio Editing), Canva & Stencil (Online Graphic Design)

Technical: Mathematica, LaTex, Excel, Word, Google Docs, InDesign, HTML, CSS, Java, Javascript

Languages: Fluent in Chinese (both Mandarin & Cantonese), basic proficiency in French

Hobbies & Interests: Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Creative Writing (short story, poetry, sports journalism), Violin, Sports


Experience

MycroChange Chicago, IL

Founder, CEO | October 2015 – Present

▪ Social impact venture harnessing the power of crowdsourced microfinance with no minimum 

▪ Hult Prize Social Entrepreneurship Challenge Regional Finalist, College New Venture Challenge Semifinalist

▪ Built website, prototyped app design, conducted market research, and led pitches and meetings with advisors

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Swishlinks

Brand Partner | May 2017 - Present

▪ Conducted user interviews to drive user conversion

▪ Worked with UI/UX and user onboarding process

▪ Organized user acquisition events to increase brand awareness and adoption

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AccuRadio LLC Chicago, IL

Executive Assistant Summer 2015 – Present

▪ Perform statistical analysis to evaluate and revise start-up marketing strategies (SEO/SEM optimization, E-mail, etc.)

▪ Designed & implemented proposals, working directly with CEO, helping triple user base to 2.5 million users monthly.

University of Chicago International Leadership Council Chicago, IL

Markets Division Associate & Entrepreneurship Division Team Member Fall 2015 – Present

▪ Lead discussion, facilitate growth, and provide project advice to educate peers in financial and entrepreneurial concepts.