Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 07 Feb 2016, 07:20
GMAT Club Tests


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Recommendation letters

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Current Student
Joined: 06 Aug 2013
Posts: 47
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: McCombs '16 (A)
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V31
GPA: 3.39
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 2

Recommendation letters [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2013, 08:34

I'm really interested in applying to UT Austin for the MBA program next fall and had a question regarding recommendation letters. I switched my job 4 months ago and do not want anyone in my current company to know I am considering an MBA for next fall. So I have a few questions regarding the same:

1. Would it be okay if both my recommendations are from my previous employer?
2. One of the persons I worked with the most from my previous employer quit sometime last year. Is a recommendation from that person recognized? especially since both us do not work at the same company anymore.
3. My immediate director in my new place just resigned (worked with him for 3 months) so would it be okay to get a recommendation letter from him given that he doesn't work in my current work place anymore.
4. I'm also a part of speech club and have been President and held other VP roles. Would a recommendation from this club weigh more or less than a recommendation from an employer? Not in terms of content, but in terms of how it is recognized.

I know this may seem like too many questions, but I just wanted to make sure that I'm going about it the right way instead of sending recommendations that may be rejected because I/the people do not work there anymore. This will also enable me to narrow down the list of who I can ask for recommendation letters.

Thank you.
Expert Post
User avatar
Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 13311
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3116

Kudos [?]: 17109 [0], given: 4105

GMAT ToolKit User Top 10 in overall CAT Tests
Re: Recommendation letters [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2013, 08:52
Expert's post
There are quite a few discussions on LOR's (more generic than McCombs but still you may find useful):
Also, a collection of all of them: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=103

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Re: Recommendation letters   [#permalink] 06 Aug 2013, 08:52
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
McCombs MBA recommendation questions for 2016 intake? kwok007 0 24 Jun 2015, 08:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Recommendation letters

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.