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12 Apr 2010, 16:40
I have worked for our family business in general contracting for a few years now (in school as of now so won't be working again until summer) What I'm wondering is if any top b-school will count this time I've spent doing estimating as WE, considering so many applicants come in from I-banking, boutiques, etc. Letters of recommendation worry me a bit since my dad is also my boss so there's an obvious bias.

I'm currently in UG with 2 years remaining and deciding between an MBA or JD, and have yet to take either the LSAT or GMAT (which will the dealmaker or breaker)

Any help would be highly appreciated
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01 Jan 2011, 00:57
Any inputs?
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14 Feb 2011, 10:48
Hi gmathopeful87,

Your experience in your family business will count, although you should detail your contributions and what you learnt from your experiences. In general, MBA admissions teams like to see work experience after graduation, however some business schools (Harvard and Stanford for example) do consider younger candidates.

With regards to letters of recommendation, asking a family member of any kind for a letter of recommendation is definitely not suggested, so you will have to be creative and think of other options. Some options for people you can ask are: employees, business partners, board members, mentors, clients, strategic partners.

I hope this was of help. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions.

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