Rising senior at Minerva Schools at KGI
Strategic Finance and Economics
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
School: Minerva Schools at KGI
Major: Strategic Finance and Economics

Rising senior at Minerva Schools at KGI

USMAN ALI


Education:
Minerva Schools at KGI San Francisco, USA
Candidate for Bachelors of Science, Majoring in Economics & Strategic Finance Expected 2019
Current Courses: Enterprise, Design and Optimization; Econometrics and Economic Systems; Doing Business
Relevant past courses: Information Based Decisions; Market Dynamics and Product Analytics; Financial Planning, Budgeting and Modeling
Civic Projects: Quarterback Investments (Seoul); Urbanization of Barrio 31 (Buenos Aires), SPUR (San Francisco)

Work Experience
State Bank of Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan
International Markets and Investment Division (IMID) Intern July 2017 - August 2017
One of the top 4 interns selected from 103 internees to work with IMID department
Gained insights into the operations of 20+ departments with a major focus on the investment strategy of IMID
Worked on a specially assigned research project on the topic of “Liberalization of the Chinese Yuan and its use as a Foreign Reserve Currency”

Localife Buenos Aires, Argentina
Growth Strategist March 2017 - May 2017
Developed Localife’s growth strategy to expand from Buenos Aires to other Latin American cities
Conducted product testing across Buenos Aires for standardization
Aided in the production of visual tools to enhance brand awareness

Minerva Project Berlin, Germany
Outreach Assistant for Europe and Middle East September 2016 - December 2016
Represented Minerva at various conferences; established partnerships with organizations in Europe and Middle East
Reached out to potential students that increased applications by 300% from Europe and Middle East

Minerva Project San Francisco, US
Outreach Assistant for Middle East and Pakistan May 2016 - Present
Established partnerships with over 60 schools during the summer breaks
Increased the number of applications from Pakistan by 500% in 2016-2017 admission cycle

Leadership and Accomplishments:
Represented Pakistan at International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad held at Suceava, Romania in 2014 and Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad held at Manado, Indonesia in 2013
Global Youth Ambassador to ‘A World at School’ since November 2014
Education Youth Ambassador to ‘Idara Taleem-o-Aagahi’ since June 2015
In June 2015, I was selected as a speaker for International Youth NGOs Summit in Chennai, India
In June 2015, I was invited to attend A World at School UN General Assembly session in New York
Volunteered with Open Silicon Valley from January 2016 till April 2016
Volunteered with Karam Foundation (July 2016) and worked on two projects: ‘The millennial outreach program’ and ‘Giving Tuesday Campaign’

Skills and Interests
Skills: Leadership, Public Speaking, Market Research, Business Development, Growth Strategy, Microsoft office tools, Data Analytics with Python and R (intermediate)
Interested in cultural immersion, playing cricket, hiking and grilling steaks

Investment Banking, Outreach, User research, Marketing, Customer research, Financial Analysis