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Education

University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business | Berkeley, CA

Expected May 2023

Majors: Business Administration, Political Economy, Minors: Computer Science, Global Poverty and Practice

GPA: 3.7

 

Awards and Honors: Zendesk Case Competition Finalist [2020], pwc Case Competition Finalist [2020], Morgan Stanley Case IB Competition [2019], Amazon Case Competition Finalist [2019], Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Gold [2015- 2019], UC Berkeley Leadership Award [2019], DAR Good Citizens Award [2018], Princeton University Book Award [2018]

Before the Interview

Armaan Ismail

ENTREPRENEUR 

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WORK EXPERIENCES

18 West Consulting | Associate Consultant Intern January 2021 - Present

  • Due Diligence research and decking on headcount growth, revenue, competitors, market overview for clients as potential investors

  • Administered phone conversations with stakeholders of client organization, determine customer satisfaction, product quality, etc

AustinCSI | Management Consulting Intern June 2020 – July 2020

  • Developed solution-driven strategies through research to cultivate business partnerships with 10 promising Fortune 500 companies

  • Improved functionality and user experience of firm’s Intranet by restructuring data files and redesigning the layout via Sharepoint

  • Devised a comprehensive plan for Call Centers to continue operations during COVID-19 while maintaining employee safety

TechNinja | CEO and Co-Founder November 2015 – Present

  • Formulated subscription-based business model and growth initiatives, as part of startup incubator, raising $5,000 in funding

  • Designed the brand strategy for TechNinja, maintaining the website and social media, to raise online viewership by 120%

  • Mobilized a team of 8 students to provide technological support for 165 seniors, bridging the digital divide in senior homes


New Standard Equities | Acquisitions Intern January 2020

  • Redesigned Rent Comparison Matrix, a key indicator in deciding to pursue an acquisition, including more viability factors

  • Explored possible real estate acquisitions for the company and checked profitability of investment through a UW matrix

Guardian Locket | CTO and Co-Founder July 2015 – July 2019

  • Spearheaded fundraising efforts through developing a business plan for a pitch competition to raise $45,000 in startup capital

  • Launched customer outreach plan to capture customers through social media marketing and enhancing brand loyalty

  • Developed the companion application using Arduino board and Bluetooth technology to integrate locket hardware

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES

Communications and Publications, Council for USA | Video and Production Team Lead March 2020 – Present

  • Lead team of 150+ individuals to create a graduation for 2000+ high school/college students across the nation during COVID-19

  • Oversee a team of 25 video editors, nationally, creating weekly 75-minute episodes to engage 20,000+ people in creative ways

  • Integrated structures and built backend systems to organize team video production team to work a maximum efficiency


180 Degrees Consulting, Berkeley | Internal Vice President, DEI Committee Chair August 2019 – Present

  • Built website with detailed Tableau maps on Electric Vehicle Charger Density and Disadvantaged Communities in CA for Client

  • Formulized way for Microsoft Airband to connect their global partners through summit meant for exchanging best practices

  • Fostered better sense of community through DEI and implemented programs to quantify levels of and build inclusiveness


Aga Khan Foundation USA | Youth Involvement Coordinator, Partnerships Unit Member January 2014 – Present

  • Oversaw production of 3 virtual interactive, informative fundraising events for donors to participate/engage in during COVID-19

  • Established AKF Week, program that increased registration numbers and awareness about AKF’s projects and global reach

  • Partner in planning the annual walk and run, focusing specifically on youth engagement on the day of the walk/run, raised $150K+


Muslim-Jewish Newground | Project Manager Intern/Cultural and Religious Ambassador August 2016 – Present

  • Collaborated with like-minded youth, to break through religious misconceptions and work together for a more peaceful world

  • Managed the Y4Y Fair, an event to raise awareness for homeless youth, fundraising $5,000 and making 150+ care packages

  • Produced the marketing materials/decks/video presentations for multiple MJNewground events and volunteered at many others

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