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Diane Nguyen

Diane Nguyen

Diane Nguyen graduated in 2021 from the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Global Studies. She just recently graduated in March and will be starting a new job at Offit Kurman as a Lateral Attorney Recruiting Coordinator.

L's Taken

14 "Thank you for applying but..."

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia
  • APIA Scholars
  • Kochan & Stephenson
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Fragomen
  • US Department of Justice
  • Renne Public Law Group
  • Mazel Immigration, PC
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP
  • Delgado O'Neill LLP
  • Goodwin Proctor LLP
  • Corporate Immigration Partners

2 Things I swore I'd finish but never did…

  • Writing a novel
  • Becoming fluent in conversational Mandarin

40+ Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but don't matter in hindsight:

  • Putting out more than 40 job applications, and not hearing back from almost all of them

1 Regrets I have:

  • Not being able to move to California after college

On the Bright Side

3 Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years

  • Body neutrality instead of body positivity
  • Capitalism, power, and money have created a toxic society that must be abolished;
  • Following a strict plan can lead to disappointment

2 Books I've read for fun:

  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller
  • I Love My Love by Reyna Biddy

4 Things I'm proud of that you won't see on a resume

  • Being able to tell my parents about a relationship
  • Coming out as bisexual to my mother
  • Finally going to therapy
  • Being able to find a job during COVID-19 with only part-time experience after graduation

3 Unconventional skills:

  • Mini-dollhouse building from kits
  • Tricking people into thinking I'm an extrovert
  • Can count to 10 in Norwegian

8 Quirks that make me who I am:

  • Loud introvert
  • Goofy
  • Clean Freak
  • Argumentative
  • Bad driver
  • Hates jeans
  • Hates any weather that isn't sunny
  • Can recite the entire performance scene in Another Cinderella Story

4 Obstacles I have overcome:

  • Death of loved ones
  • People bullying me for being Asian
  • People telling me I brought COVID-19 to the States
  • Child abuse

2 Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone:

  • Went to Beijing for two months to learn Mandarin
  • Went to a university where I don't know anyone

1 Leaps of faith:

  • Telling my father about my relationship

1 Life events that have made me stronger:

  • Death of my grandfather