Senior Career Consultant
- MBA, Georgetown University
- BS, Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University
Annie Rao is a career coach with an 18 year professional career that spans digital marketing, consumer engagement, business analytics and management consulting across media, non-profit, financial services and the tech industry. Her passion now is helping others identify their natural strengths and articulating their career objectives to create a strong, consistent and authentic personal brand both on- and offline. She believes career management is both an art and a science and her mission is to educate students on the strategies that get results.
Prior to joining GWSB, Annie spent seven years at National Geographic, a mission-driven media organization, developing digital marketing and consumer experience strategies for both the eCommerce business as well as The Society’s membership program. She also spent two years at American Express in the Consumer Card group as a business analyst delivering data-driven insights and recommendations to senior leadership. Before attending business school full-time, she worked as a management consultant, first with PwC and then with a boutique consulting firm in New York, where she contributed to both technology and change management engagements.
Annie holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and an MBA from Georgetown University. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband and two children.
Annie is happy to provide insights and advice to those looking for a career in marketing or consulting but is happy to meet with any student who needs help clarifying their career goals or positioning their past experience.