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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:22 am
Hi,

I am looking to apply to NYU Stern part-time and perhaps a few others. In terms of recommendations, does it look better to have a higher-up reommend you or someone that has known you longer or knows you better in general.

My situation. I have been at my current firm a little less than a year. For NYU, I will be using my immediate supervisor as it is required. I then can also attain a recommendation from the President of the firm if that would help. Would it matter?

In terms of my old job, I can get a recommendation from the CFO who has known me since I started there (pretty closely). Or I can get a recommendation from my immediate supervisor of 3 years and my internship at my old firm -- he is currently a VP at another firm. I still keep in touch with him -- mentor type of figure.

Thanks!

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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:52 pm
Hi Vin,
Thanks for your post. Rule of thumb with LORs is always go with people who can best speak and sell your candidacy/strengths. If your old supervisor was also a mentor, seems like he/she would be a perfect choice.

Good luck!

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THank you!

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Quick follow up:

For schools that require two but dont limit it to just two (Stern Part-time), would it be wise if I got a recommendation from my long term mentor, my current supervisor as requried, and say the president of my current firm? Is the 3rd recommendation worth while? Thanks.

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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:03 am
In my opinion, if they ask for two reccs, you should only provide two. You could provide the extra recommendation later in the process (if you are waitlisted).


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Thanks again!

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