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



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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

Project Management
Data Analytics
Social Media Marketing

Professional Interests

Sports Marketing
Music Industry
Social Media Marketing

What I Stand For  


Volunteer Experience

Muslim Community Association

Jan 2016 - Dec 2017



Traveling (Pre-COVID)
Watching Basketball


Call of Duty
Among Us

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Kanye West
Pusha T
Kid Cudi

Sports, Teams, Athletes


San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Lakers
Golden State Warriors

LeBron James
Jimmy Butler
Kobe Bryant
Stephen Curry

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

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

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



B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Business MIS