Stanford GSB | Ms. Creative Data Scientist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Consulting Research To Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (no GPA system, got first (highest) division )
MIT Sloan | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT 690, GPA 7.08
Wharton | Ms. Product Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Future Tech In Healthcare
GRE 313, GPA 2.0
MIT Sloan | Mr. Agri-Tech MBA
GRE 324, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Ms. Anthropologist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Aker 22
GRE 332, GPA 3.4
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Tech In HR
GMAT 640, GPA 3.23
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Military To MGMNT Consulting
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Data Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 7.76/10
Harvard | Ms. Nurturing Sustainable Growth
GRE 300, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Ms. Senior PM Unicorn
GMAT 700, GPA 3.18
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. “GMAT” Grimly Miserable At Tests
GMAT TBD - Aug. 31, GPA 3.9
MIT Sloan | Mr. Electrical Agri-tech
GRE 324, GPA 4.0
Yale | Mr. IB To Strategy
GRE 321, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Overrepresented MBB Consultant (2+2)
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Kellogg | Ms. Freelance Hustler
GRE 312, GPA 4
Kellogg | Ms. Gap Fixer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.02
Harvard | Mr. Little Late For MBA
GRE 333, GPA 3.76
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Wellness Ethnographer
GRE 324, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Ms. Financial Real Estate
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. The Italian Dream Job
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
NYU Stern | Mr. Labor Market Analyst
GRE 320, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Indian IT Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8

Meet The Top First-Year MBAs From India

Arfa Rehman

University of Oxford, Saïd Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Indian citizen/Middle East resident; interested in the intersection of the arts, social sciences, & business.

Hometown: Aligarh, India / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Fun Fact About Yourself: I’ve watched David Fincher’s The Social Network 14 times (so far)

Undergraduate School and Major:

New York University Abu Dhabi, double major in Social Research and Public Policy and Visual Arts

MSc Sociology at University of Oxford

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Marketing and Management Intern at Urban Point, Doha, Qatar

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Being part of the first few cohorts of Rhodes Scholars selected from the United Arab Emirates to study at Oxford.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? My top advice to applicants like me would be to not be put off from applying if you do not have the “conventional” business school applicant profile. As long as you can convincingly and passionately articulate your rationale for wanting to attend business school, you can make a competitive application even if you have an unusual combination of interests like me.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? The Said MBA was appealing to me for two main reasons – the school’s multidisciplinary approach to business as exemplified by the 1+1 program, which allowed me to combine a degree in the social sciences with the MBA, and its focus on social entrepreneurship.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream job would involve using the power and potential of art, design, and visual communication for social impact.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? That I helped them think differently and that I made them laugh.     

Page 19 of 28