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Advice regarding Recommendations for ISB-YLP

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Advice regarding Recommendations for ISB-YLP

Post Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:52 am
Hello,
I am a pre-final year student of engineering and I have been selected for the Second Round of ISB-YLP.
I am supposed to submit two recommendations for this stage.
My question is that whether it will be a good idea to get a recommendation from the Co-ordinator of an NGO for which I have been working for 1 Year.
I worked with the NGO to teach young, underprivileged children.
I took an initiative and helped the pre-primary children to improve their hand-writing, an aspect that had been neglected till then. The initiative did prove to be successful and we managed to bring significant improvements.

The problem is that the Co-ordinator of the project is just one year senior to me and is a student himself, although he is not from my college.
Would it be OK to get a recommendation from him??

Please advise me on this; it would be a great help.
Thanks in advance

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Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:01 am
Congratulations on being selected for ISB.

Recos commendations from peers are generally not recommended.Since you are still a student and cannot provide any references from your work,you may give your coordinator's reference. You didn't mention who is your first recommender? Being a student, you can get recos from your professors who know you well.

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Post Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:07 am
If he is your coordinator of your NGO, and has seen you in action and will write an exited recommendation, why not? There's no "penalty" for the recommendation just because the recommender also happens to be a student. He is your "boss" in a true sense. And since that is that case, its likely better to simply not offer up the piece of information that he is a student, especially since you personally don't know him in this context.

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Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:08 am
myEssayReview wrote:
Congratulations on being selected for ISB.

Recos commendations from peers are generally not recommended.Since you are still a student and cannot provide any references from your work,you may give your coordinator's reference. You didn't mention who is your first recommender? Being a student, you can get recos from your professors who know you well.

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Thanks a lot myEssayReview, for your reply.
The other reco that I am planning to submit is from an internship.
The thing is that in my college the professors keep changing frequently, so I cant think of any professor who would write an excited recommendation.

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Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:31 am
If you can't think of any professor who knows you well enough to write a reco for you, go ahead and request your internship boss for a reco.

Good luck,

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