180 Degrees Consulting
Get to Know Us: Angel Zhu
Updated: Jan 11, 2021
Meet our Junior Consultant from the recent Fall ‘20 Recruitment cycle!
Second-year Angel Zhu is an Economics major from Orange County, California. On campus, Angel is extremely involved in other business organizations as VP of Operations at Impact Investing Group, Consulting Committee Manager at Bruin Women in Business, and a part of the BrainSTEM committee at InterAxon. This past summer, she was an intern at Accenture and is currently a student at NASA’s Proposal Writing and Evaluation Academy.
What is the most valuable thing you've learned through your time at 180DC?
The most valuable thing I’ve learned through 180DC is that everyone brings something different to the table. We all have our own strengths and weaknesses, and there’s always something to be learned from anyone we meet.
What is your favorite 180DC memory?
My favorite 180DC memory is hosting a 180 social with my recruit class. The whole club knew that we were leading it, but had no idea what the social was. My recruit class worked together to write an interactive, murder mystery play/game for several hours that week. We hyped up this mysterious newbie-led social a lot in the weeks leading up to it, and then at the meeting we acted as if it was a case competition. When we said that was just a prank and then started the real game, the reactions of the older members were absolutely priceless.
What are you passionate about?
I’m really passionate about limiting social media usage. I started weaning myself off of social media in high school, and after watching The Social Dilemma, I’ve become even more passionate about it. We only see 1% of a person’s life on social media, yet we oftentimes perceive it as 99%. That can lead to a number of negative consequences for our health and well-being. I also find it really touching when I spend time with someone and they don’t ever check their phone, and I hope I can consistently be that person for others.
What’s your favorite thing to do in LA?
I like eating in cute brunch spots! Brunch foods are the best and LA cafes make you feel like you’re living in a movie.
What would you rate 10/10 and why?
BPlate's banana bread. It's the perfect sweetness and texture, and good for all 4 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack).
Give a travel recommendation.
Oahu, but not the touristy areas. Get an Airbnb and rent a car. Explore Halewia and please eat at Opal Thai.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I’ve swum with sharks (and no I was not in a cage).
Join 180DC during our Winter '21 Recruitment cycle! Applications are open and we can't wait to meet you all at our Info Session on January 11 at 8PM PST.