Meet The Warwick MBA Class Of 2017

Sarah Farnham

Warwick Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: British/South African with a curiosity for business and a love for alternative music and Milkybar.

Hometown: Teesside, United Kingdom

Fun Fact About Yourself: I used to have a pet cow.

Undergraduate School and Major: Newcastle University, Bachelor of Laws

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Jaguar Land Rover. Roles included:

Senior Government Affairs Officer

European Operations Coordinator

Jaguar Retail Executive

Jaguar Global Events Coordinator

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Securing and project managing the visit of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jaguar Land Rover in November 2014.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? It is important for applicants to know that there is no wrong experience or background. The beauty of the MBA is that it looks for people from ALL backgrounds and there is no right portfolio. One thing that stood out to me when starting was how diverse everyone’s experiences were. So even if you feel you don’t fit the ‘norm,’ make sure you apply because it might be exactly what business schools are looking for.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I chose to do the full-time MBA as I wanted to give myself the opportunity to fully immerse myself in the programme and to also start the programme with a blank page. My previous job was very busy and I felt I wouldn’t be able to fully throw myself into the programme if I had commitments elsewhere.

I specifically chose the full-time MBA at Warwick Business School because of its reputation in both league tables and in the business world where I often heard colleagues credit Warwick as a fantastic business school.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream would be to work for another British heritage brand, either in the automotive or retail industry. Companies that stand out to me at the minute are Burberry, Williams F1 and even Arcadia Group. I feel a huge sense of pride working for a truly British brand and I feel that is often reflected in the working environment.

I would love to work in an international role where I could combine my marketing and government affairs experience. A role like that for me would be the best way to make an impact, travel, and experience different cultures in business.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? She aced accounting and finance!

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