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Meet the Warwick MBA Class of 2018

Sun Kwon 

Warwick Business School 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I’m easy-going and also very hilarious. I’m the only one that gets my jokes!

Hometown:  Houston, Texas, USA

Fun Fact About Yourself: Growing up, I wanted to become a professional golfer. Obviously, I did not pursue that profession, but I am an avid golfer with an 11-handicap with continuous hopes to lower my score! But…you know…golf is so hard.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Texas at Austin

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: 

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Co.

– Senior Procurement Specialist

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: For me, the biggest accomplishment in my career so far is the vast number of people I have met – the invaluable network that I was able to create during my work tenure. I have had the privilege of meeting a lot of great people within the oil and gas industry, and I still keep in touch with them to this day. This is important to me because my life has been positively impacted through each and every one of them. In fact, I would not be here today if it wasn’t for the support and advice of these very people.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in the program so far: The biggest accomplishment in the program so far was getting selected as the ambassador for the Warwick Professional Strategy and Consulting Network. Post-MBA, I plan to go into consulting and so being selected for this network was something I really wanted. After submitting my application for consideration, which consisted of a cover letter and CV, it was such a great feeling to be selected for something that I really desired, and it truly felt like a big accomplishment for me.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants?  Looking back on my experience, my advice to future business school applicants is to just be yourself during the admissions interview. Remember, you have been chosen by the admissions board for the interview. Hence, they are just trying to get to know you better – not prevent you from getting accepted. There is a reason why you applied and are pursuing the MBA and if you just be yourself, your passion will show itself naturally, and the interviewers will be able to see that.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you?  As an American student, so many people have asked me, “There are lots of great business schools in the US. Why did you decide to study abroad?” For me, I have experience in the states and in Asia – but I wanted to further broaden my career portfolio by becoming more global and expand my international experience. I chose Warwick because of just that. Not only does the school have a superb reputation, but it is also very diverse with students coming from different cultures and backgrounds. Furthermore, the program modules provided were just what I needed to advance my career. I especially liked the Strategic Thinking, Innovation and Creativity, and Organizational Behavior modules.

What would success look like to you after you graduate from business school?  My goal after I graduate from the business school is to acquire a consulting role at a firm. That, to me, is success because I achieved a goal that I have set for myself. And moving forward, I hope to continue to be successful by accomplishing the next goals I have set for my personal career path.