Meet The Warwick MBA Class Of 2017

James Moody

Warwick Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less:  Fervent passion for sport, travel and the outdoors.  Driven by curiosity and unrivalled inquisitiveness.

Hometown: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (UK)

Fun Fact About Yourself:  As part of a year I spent in South Korea teaching English as a foreign language, I was fortunate enough to be part of the world record breaking team for rolling the world’s largest Gimbap (a type of South Korean cuisine)!

Undergraduate School and Major: 

School: The University of Liverpool

Major:  Mathematics

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: 

All roles with TNT Express (Roles in reverse chronological order):

Programme Manager – Revenue Management

Senior Contract Manager

Project Manager

Graduate Management Trainee

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:  After successfully delivering a number of large-scale projects within my first few years at TNT Express, the company nominated me for an industry award. I went on to win the category of ‘Young Freight Forwarder of the Year’ at the prestigious 2013 Global Freight Awards ceremony in London – something I wasn’t expecting!

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Before applying, make sure you are clear in your mind what you’re looking to achieve out of the MBA and how you expect it to support your future career aspirations.

During the admissions process, be true to yourself and let your personality shine through. The school wants to find out who the ‘real you’ is, as the individual personalities, qualities and experiences that each student can bring is what makes for a great MBA cohort.

Whilst on the program, my advice would be to make the most of opportunities presented to you: participate in class, network as much as you can, push yourself outside your comfort zone, and have fun!

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA?  Warwick Business School has a fantastic reputation and is one of the top business schools in Europe. The program at Warwick is particularly special given the diversity of content, the opportunity to take part in international initiatives and the fantastic support of the Careers and Corporate Relations teams who work very closely with students throughout the year.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? It is quite difficult to say what my dream job or dream employer would be at this point. However, after completing my MBA, my ambition is to work in strategy consulting for one of the top management consultancy firms, with a longer term view of starting my own consultancy business one day.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I hope they would say that I had a positive impact on their individual experiences as well as on the course in general.  But, more importantly, I would hope that we all manage to keep in touch one way or another, as lifelong friends are made during the MBA experience and you never know what the future may bring….!

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