Berkeley Haas | Mr. Navy Electronics
GRE 316, GPA 3.24
Wharton | Mr. Naval Submariner
GMAT 760, GPA 3.83
Marshall School of Business | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Jones Graduate School of Business | Mr. Late Bloomer
GRE 325, GPA 7.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. MS From MSU
GRE 326, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Inclusive Consultant
GMAT 650, GPA 6.7
Wharton | Ms. Healthcare Visionary
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Ms. Media Entertainment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare VC
GMAT 700, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Tuck | Mr. S&P Global
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Investment Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 2.2
Harvard | Mr. British Tech 2+2
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Ms. Civil Servant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
IESE | Mr. Future Brand Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 2.8
IU Kelley | Mr. Tech Dreams
GMAT 770, GPA 3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Brazilian Black Engineer
GMAT 705, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Research 2+2
GMAT 740, GPA 3.96
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Military 2.0
GRE 310, GPA 2.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. National Security Advisor
GMAT 670, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Ms. Asian Media
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Techie Teacher
GMAT 760, GPA 3.80
Kellogg | Mr. Pretty Bland
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. MD
GMAT 630, GPA 3.24
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Fintech Startup
GMAT 570, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. Unicorn Strategy
GMAT 740 (estimated), GPA 3.7

Meet the Warwick MBA Class of 2018

Tariq Arafa 

Warwick Business School 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less:  A half-Egyptian, Aston Villa-supporting communications professional with an insatiable appetite for adventure and travel.

Hometown: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Fun Fact About Yourself: I have sky-dived from 10,000 feet in Mauritius, bungy-jumped off Auckland Harbour Bridge and climbed to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Undergraduate School and Major:  Law, University of Sheffield

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: NASUWT, Guardian

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:  I shot, edited and produced video content that was commissioned by the UK Labour Party to showcase the Building Schools For the Future programme that it had undertaken when it was in government. It was played in the main hall of the Labour Party Conference and was very well received by delegates.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in the program so far:  Obtaining a distinction in the Operations Management Final Exam was satisfying as the course content was challenging. I enjoyed applying what we had learnt to the exam questions and was pleased to get a high mark!

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Make sure you think about both your work-related and non-work related experience when attending the interview. Schools are looking for evidence of being a rounded individual, so don’t just highlight your work-related/academic achievements. If you have climbed Kilimanjaro or raised thousands for charity, mention it! Voluntary work can highlight your best attributes too!

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?  Before I even thought about doing an MBA, I knew Warwick was renowned as a top business school. Its ranking has been consistently high across different ranking institutions for many years and its recent position of 15th in the world by The Economist was further testament to its quality. Warwick’s high ranking is based on excellence across a range of factors from teaching quality to the calibre of graduates it produces. For me personally though, I was impressed with the careers service offering and the chance to learn a language in the first term.

What would success look like to you after you graduate from business school? Of course I would like to be in a position where I had found employment in my chosen sector which is media and communications. In addition to this though, I hope to finish the year having developed a great network of peers from my cohort that I can call upon in the future – both in a personal and professional capacity. This will be an important hallmark of a great year at Warwick.