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Letter of recommendation

by alexissy » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:21 am
Hi I have a question regarding letter of recommendation.
I had a one-month internship and two-month internship and I would like my supervisors to write me a letter of recommendation because I did develop a close relationship with them. However, the length of time is quite short. So, my question is will it be okey to get them to write me the letters?

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by Jon@Admissionado » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:43 am
Well, length of relationship is very important. But you know, selecting recommenders is always based on the available pool, so I can't tell ya 100% without know all about you. Buuuuut in general, it's better to get work supervisors, who have seen your work for a long time, but in specific cases, (like your supervisor didn't like you), your option might be a good one.
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by Bosterinsky » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:45 pm
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What if the recommender is vice-chairman in bank, and I was his intern assistant for one month and prior two month intern in accounting department?

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by FutureWorks » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:50 pm
Hi,


Well, the length of the time they have known is crucial when choosing recommenders. The reason being a business school wants to hear a complete picture of the applicant from someone who knows you well and has been in a position to evaluate you. They want the data provided by you in the essays to be validated and take an objective assessment of your abilities.
If work ex wise you don't feel any other recommender is doing justice and then go ahead and use this option. You should also check with the schools you are applying as certain schools are very strict on length of time the recommender has known you. Check this article out to know what some of the top schools say: https://futureworks.co.in/knowledgecente ... wisdom.htm

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by Jon@Admissionado » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:53 am
Bosterinsky wrote:PrecisionEssay

What if the recommender is vice-chairman in bank, and I was his intern assistant for one month and prior two month intern in accounting department?
Well again: first it depends on who else you have as an option. Let's say for arguments sake, that he was only your supervisor for two months, but then was your supervisor's supervisor for the next year, and would have indirectly "managed" you and read your reviews and taken a personal interest in you, then GREAT!

The idea is that we don't want just a "form letter" from someone who's just a wee bit higher in the pecking order... but rather someone who will REALLY have seen your work, and who would be really excited about you.
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by max_roper » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:16 am
Hi alexissy,

Choosing the best recommender is a very challenging decision - no question. To help make your decision easier, increasing your pool of potential recommenders is key. That is why I suggest that you think about it a year or so before your actual application date.

If you are concerned that your pool will be limited, I suggest that you get involved in extra-curricular activities outside of work - preferably those that demonstrate leadership ability. In addition to joining a Board (or Jr. Board) of Directors for a local nonprofit, consider becoming a volunteer consultant that assists small businesses with strategic challenges. Both experiences will provide you an opportunity to work with professionals outside your normal network, enhance your existing team and communication skills, and increase your network of potential recommenders.

I suggest that you consider organizations such as SCORE, Net Impact, USALC, or Taproot as a potential partner in your volunteer explorations. These organizations facilitate consulting projects for both nonprofits and small businesses in need.

Thank you and good luck,

Maxwell Roper
Outreach Director
USA Leadership Corps (USALC)
www usaLeadershipCorps org