Essam Rao

Essam Rao

San Jose, CA, USA


Last updated October 21, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

Taking on life one day at a time

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I'm originally from Karachi, Pakistan, but moved to the Bay Area when I was less than a year old. Since then I've spent most of my life living in various cities across the Bay. This semester I started my senior year at San Jose State University, where I'm pursuing a degree in Business (with a concentration in Management Information Systems). I love being creative, collaborating with others, and working with data, so I really enjoy areas like marketing, data analytics, and project management. Outside of the "boring" stuff, I love to cook, travel (before COVID), and hang out with friends! I'm a huge fan of cinema, and can talk about my favorite movies and shows for hours. I also love watching NBA Basketball and listening to sports talk-shows

Languages

English
Urdu/Hindi

Countries Visited

Map View

London
France
Italy
Pakistan
Dubai

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Business Analytics Intern

Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

IT Consultant & Project Management Intern

Aug 2019 - May 2020
Was a Student Intern for two semesters through the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program where I worked on two exciting projects around IT Consulting and Business Systems Analysis. My team and I developed models, use cases, and process flows to create a new standardized process for data entry, while also implementing AGILE methodologies and executing sprints through JIRA.
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Professional Organizations

SJSU Management Information Systems Association

VP of Marketing

May 2019 - May 2020
The SJSU Management Information Systems Association is a student-run business club at my university that hosts weekly business events such as company tours and information sessions. As the VP of Marketing, I will be leading the marketing strategy and execution, running the social media campaign (using LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook), producing all written content, and managing our event advertising & promotion.

SJSU Management Information Systems Association

Creative Director

Nov 2018 - May 2019
Through my role as Creative Director, I designed flyers, interviewed members for feedback, promoted our events, and helped manage social media promotion of the association. Through this role, I had the opportunity to further develop my skills in leadership and marketing, as well as gain more exposure to the professional business-technology industry.
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Professional Expertise

Social Media Marketing
Data Analytics
Project Management

Professional Interests

Social Media Marketing
Entertainment/Film
Music Industry
Sports Marketing
Podcasting

What I Stand For  

Non-Profits


Volunteer Experience

Muslim Community Association

Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

Favorites  

Hobbies

Cooking
Traveling (Pre-COVID)
Watching Basketball

Games

FIFA
Call of Duty
Among Us
Basketball

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Kid Cudi
Kanye West
Pusha T
Weezer

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball
Football
Soccer

Golden State Warriors
SFO 49ers
Los Angeles Lakers

Lebron James
Steph Curry
Jimmy Butler
Kobe Bryant

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Jurassic Park
Lord of the Rings
Indiana Jones
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Harry Potter
Baby Driver
Django Unchained
The Dark Knight

Breaking Bad
Lost
Dexter
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
Arrested Development
The Office
30 Rock
New Girl

Education  

School

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Business MIS