Cornell University

MEM Lunch and Learn: Engineering Your Career Path with Ricky Yu

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

When comes to working in an organization, does the idea of getting a promotion or becoming a people manager seem daunting? Do words like “networking” and “politics” make you cringe or send chills down your engineering spine? Join Ricky Yu in a lunch and learn to demystify the corporate ladder and discuss tips on how to become a high performing individual contributor and leader. 

About Ricky Yu

Prior to joining Cornell, Ricky Yu was Director of Product Marketing at Meta where he oversaw the international launch, growth and scale of a business management and analytics platform designed to improve the efficiency of Meta’s advertising sales teams. Additionally, he has held leadership roles in advertising operations, sales and account management, program management, advertiser performance analytics and marketing science. As one of the first 50 members in NYC, he has worked at Meta offices in over 15 countries, building teams across dozens of locations, and hiring hundreds of people since 2010. Ricky started his career as a software engineer and then business consultant at IBM, where he then shifted to the digital media space as a founding member of a digital marketing start-up. He grew up in NYC where he attended the Bronx High School of Science and holds a B.S. in Computer Science and M.Eng. from Cornell University.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Management


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Alyssa Lopez

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Lecturer, Engineering Management

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