London Business School’s Class Of 2018

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Taha Dar

London Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Inquisitive about the world and passionate about using technology to make it a better place.

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

Fun Fact About Yourself: I once drove over 10,000 miles from the UK to Mongolia over the space of five weeks.

Undergraduate School and Major: Imperial College London, Aeronautical Engineering

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Aerodynamics Engineer at Red Bull Technology

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: By bringing a statistical perspective to the data analysis conducted within my team, I have helped derive methodologies that have allowed timely and high-confidence analysis of data gathered from environments that have traditionally been very poorly suited to such experimental studies.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? The admissions process was as much about learning more about myself as it was about helping others learn more about me. To that end, I feel that the better you can know yourself — what drives you, where you see yourself five, ten, twenty years down the line —

the better you’ll be able to communicate your career ambitions and goals to the admissions committees and interviewers. Even as a self-assured individual, it took a lot of introspection to come to a point where I could confidently start writing my essays. Start this process early!

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? The international focus, the ability to tailor the program towards my post-MBA goals, and the program’s reputation were the three key factors that made me choose London Business School.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I am passionate about better utilising the data that exists around us and using it to improve people’s lives. To this end, I want to start my own technology company, and I hope that the London Business School MBA will help me bring that vision to life.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? Many of us will walk into business school envisaging and dreaming of changing the world around us. Ultimately, I hope that my peers will come to think of me as someone who can genuinely implement such change.