This post could also be called, “Should I not get a recommendation from the CEO?”
Most of the time when a Brave Supplicant asks about tapping their CEO to recommend them to bschool, it’s not a good idea. For most early-career types, the most interaction you’ve ever had with the CEO was passing him (or her – though it’s rarely a “her”) in the lobby as you scurried in from your mad mid-afternoon dash to Starbucks. If you’re working in a decent-sized company, then it’s likely you have had very little contact with the CEO at all – if that person even works in the same building as you.
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