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Project Manager Social Media

Bristow, Virginia, United States
December 12, 2018

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Zahra Bekkal

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Bristow, VA


Career-oriented individual with a background in Finance, management, and international business, fluent in Arabic, French, and Spanish. I am interested in a mid-career or entry-level position in the areas of Intelligence, Homeland Security, management, international trade or research in which I can apply my knowledge and help achieve the company's mission and goals.


George Mason University Arlington- Present

Master’s in International Commerce and Policy

Global Risk and Strategy Concentration

University of Oxford Summer 2018

Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Global Market place

National School of Trade and Management Morocco 2013

Merit Scholar – received merit scholarship for graduate studies

Master’s in Finance

Bachelor of Business and Marketing

LANGUAGES: English, Arabic, French, Spanish


Panda Restaurant Group

General Manager February 2014- Now

- Prepare strategic and annual forecasts and budgets, analyze variances and take corrective actions

- Develop restaurant business plan by surveying restaurant demand, conferring with people in the community and identifying and evaluating competitors

- Helped grow the business sales of my store from 12k to an average of 25k a week in a year

- Manage purchases and inventory by meeting with account managers and negotiating prices and contracts

- Enforce sanitation standards and procedures and comply with health and legal regulations

- Promoting our brand in the community by organizing job fairs and fundraising events.

- Interviewing and hiring candidates for management positions

Unlocked, Washington DC May 2015-2016

Engagement Specialist Manager

- Published daily and weekly blog posts viewed by significant number of

- Maintaining posts and interactions on social platforms such as twitter, linkedIn, and Facebook.

- Writing articles and templates guidelines to talk with our potential clients

Telemet Ori, Alexandria January14- August 15

Financial analyst/ research

-Making sure all the Earning releases were in the system and up to date

- Updating various companies tickers

- Analyzing the financial statements of all the company’s clients

- Collecting the necessary data to provide for good financial decisions from Bloomberg

- Data entry and verification of the accuracy of the existing one.

Adroit Tax and Accounting, LLC, Alexandria, VA Feb 2013 – March14

Finance Intern

-Detecting errors in arithmetic data entry by undertaking the validation of data on forms prepared

-Rectified multiple accounting mistakes by reconciling monthly bank statements

-Resolved tax issues with Certified Public Accountant (CPA), resulting in higher tax refunds for clients

-Preparation of simple to complex tax returns for individuals or small businesses

-Reviewed financial records of clients for preparation of tax returns

-Interviewed clients to obtain information on taxable income and deductible expenses and allowances.

British Council (Management and Projects Department) Rabat, Morocco Mar 2012 – Apr 2013

Project manager

-Coordinated the PR outreach with several media partners in order to strengthen business relationship

-Organized and lead, workshops promoting Intercultural Management cooperation

-Researched/Established Business Plans for a multitude of International Projects

-Present final project and business plans to clients and higher administration

Int’l Association of Students (Economic and Commercial Sciences Dept.), Morocco/France Sep 2011 – June2013

Project Manager

-Worked as social media coordinator, strengthening the social outreach of the external relations department, by creating and maintaining several social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

-Travel and conduct research on partnering countries to secure the success of our overseas projects

-Developed media plan to grow external sponsorships and partnerships on a domestic and international level

-Supervised and established business plans for the projects

-Planned National and International outreach programs; involved media for noteworthy events

-Presented/demonstrated projects to external and internal business partners


Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint, Access.. ), Microsoft Calendar/Meeting Planner, Outlook, Lotus Notes, TurboTax, QuickBooks Pro, Sphinx, SPSS, SQL, Adobe, Photoshop, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin


-Active member of Amnesty International Morocco. 2011-2013

-The Great Debaters national competition participant. 2012

-Project manager in SIFE, (Student in Free Enterprise) 2011

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