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Query regarding Work Experience for Bschool Application.

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I am Dipen from India. Need your guidance on an important query.

I have done my Engineering in Information Technology followed by Masters in Operations Management.

While I was getting my Graduation( Engineering) I had a break of 2 years during which I was handling my family business.
Post my masters, I have a work experience of 2 Years in Supply Chain & Project Management from a reputed firm.

So for my Bschool Application, will my complete experience (2 yrs - Family Business, 2 years - Supply Chain & Project Mgmt) be considered or only the last 2 years :? ?

Thanks for your assistance. :)

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Hey Dipen,

Thanks for reaching out to me. It's really up to the admissions committee. To be a bit more specific, most programs will ask you to list only the number of post undergrad work months or years on their applications. However, it's not like the 2 years you spent handling family business will be lost on the admissions committee. You need to list it on your resume (of course) - regardless of what the school asks you to list as your official months of work experience. You should also explain why you were out of school for so long and what you were up to in an optional essay, if you can't explain it in one of the main essays.

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Hi,

I am Dipen from India. Need your guidance on an important query.

I have done my Engineering in Information Technology followed by Masters in Operations Management.

While I was getting my Graduation( Engineering) I had a break of 2 years during which I was handling my family business.
Post my masters, I have a work experience of 2 Years in Supply Chain & Project Management from a reputed firm.

So for my Bschool Application, will my complete experience (2 yrs - Family Business, 2 years - Supply Chain & Project Mgmt) be considered or only the last 2 years :? ?

Thanks for your assistance. :)

Regards,

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Re: Query regarding Work Experience for Bschool Application. [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2013, 05:21
Thanks Paul for your detailed reply.

It would be immensely helpful , if you could assist with following points.

1) I don't have Pay Slips or experience letter as its my family's business. So what kind of supporting documents will I require to justify my work experience ?

2) I am kind of surprised to know that only experience after post graduation is considered by most B-schools ! Wouldn't most applicants, only have a Graduate Degree ?, hence in their case Ad com is bound to consider all the experience.

3) My graduation was form 2003 - 2009 (with breaks in 2005,2007). During that period, I joined my family business - (Exports of Commodities followed by Mfg & Exports of Confectionery). So how do you suggest I present it in my application ?

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