Is working at a family restaurant a good topic to write about for college essays?
So I’ve been working at my family’s restaurant for almost ten years, since I was like 8. I worked there because my parents couldn’t find anyone to hire mainly because we were in a small rural town. I wasn’t technically employed but worked literally every minute that wasn’t spent in school. Would this be a good topic to write about and would this be counted as a family responsibility or work on the common app?
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I would count this as work and not a family responsibility. I think your story could offer a great anecdote for you to introduce an essay on leadership or how you contributed to group efforts.
You can write about extracurriculars or anything to be honest as long as it impacted you in some shape or form and isn't, well, yk bad or inappropriate. As long as you can write about how your experience working there has shaped you into who you are today then I think your potential college essay will be fine.
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