Zaid Abdullah

Zaid Abdullah

Chicago, IL, USA


Last updated October 9, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

Looking to better my community while innovating for the future through creativity, communication, and leadership.

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I have continually worked hard to make positive, impactful change within my community. Whether it was working with Musicians for Charities to raise over $30k for UNICEF, producing and engineering for major record labels such as Atlantic Records and RCA, or giving a TEDx Talk to discuss the growing fear of Islam today, I continually strive to be the change I wish to see in the world. Transitioning into my professional career, I look to hone my leadership and communication skills, paired with an "outside-of-the-box" style of thinking, to better my community while innovating for the future.

Interesting Factoid

I am passionate about music - performing at a total of more than 300 concerts since the age of 12!


Languages

English

Countries Visited

Map View

China
France
United Kingdom
Pakistan
India
Mexico

What I Do  


Professional Experience

G2VP

Summer Analyst

Researched smart traffic-management technology for a California-based Venture Capital firm. Informed the company’s investment decisions through market analyses, case studies, and data modeling via Excel.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Job Shadow

Worked alongside Bank of America professionals across various departments of the firm on a rotational basis to gain a deeper understanding of the internal processes. Designed and presented company articles regarding quarterly performance for internal bench marking.
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Professional Organizations


Professional Interests

Consulting
Strategy
Venture Capital

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Racial & Cultural Equality
Islamophobia
Black Lives Matter
Education

Non-Profits


Volunteer Experience

TEDx

Chicago, IL

Jan 2016 - Present
Spoke at a TEDx event in Chicago, IL on racial inequality and Islamophobia - the growing fear of Islam today. This TEDx talk was given for an audience of 200+ while streamed live to YouTube and the TED website.

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Music Production
Soccer
Golf
Foodie

Food & Drinks

Sparkling Water
New Foods
Impossible Burgers
Sushi
Coffee

Games

FIFA

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Jazz
Rock
Alternative
Funk
Rap
Hip-Hop

Drake
Kanye West
Young Thug
U2
Gorillaz
Coldplay

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Golf
Basketball
Soccer
Tennis

Arsenal F.C.

Thierry Henry

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Dark Knight
Mission Impossible
Ocean's Eleven

Chuck
New Girl

Brands

Amazon
Google
Nike
Adidas
Apple

Education  

School

High School Diploma

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Economic Consulting & Business Analytics


Clubs and Communities

Indiana University Union Board

Director of Concerts

Managing a budget of more than $700,000 and leading a committee of 40+ students to finance and execute university concerts. Developing new and unique marketing strategies to reach 45,000+ Indiana University students 180.

180 Degrees Consulting

Senior Consultant

Selected as one of 11 students, out of 200, in the Fall 2019 semester to join the Indiana University branch of 180 Degrees Consulting, a university-based consultancy focused on serving global non-profits and social enterprises. Improved the client acquisition process by interviewing global consultancies and developing new marketing strategies to increase the client pipeline.
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Academic Interests

Communication
Math
Strategy
Consulting
Economics
Venture Capital
Entrepreneurship