Letters of Recommendation
One of my most important responsibilities is writing letters
of recommendations. I am happy to oblige.
I will be happy to meet with you to discuss career plans
and graduate school opportunities in advance of the recommendation writing
Rush letters cannot be carefully crafted and are not recommended (See link
at bottom of this page). At busy times of the year a backlog develops
and I find myself writing letters of recommendations on weekends.
Therefore, you should let me know about your requirements at least
two weeks in advance of when you need your letters.
If you would like me to provide you with a letter, please drop by during
office hours or contact me by phone for a special appointment. You
should bring with you a copy of your résumé and a recent
copy of your unofficial transcript. You should also provide a carefully
organized list of the correct mailing addresses for the recommendations,
their deadlines, and a brief statement about what points you think it would
be most appropriate for me to mention in my letter. You should attach
to your list any recommendation forms (check the form to see if you have
to sign it). Place your Email address on your list so that I can
notify you when the letters are completed.
Job and intern recommendations are best kept on file at the Career Resource
Center. Students wishing a letter for this purpose should provide
me with a completed form available from that office.
Letters for graduate school, for participation in programs overseas or
at other universities, for research positions, and for scholarships require
a quite different style from job placement letters. These should
be handled on an individual basis rather than by the Career Resources Center.
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Letter (Not Recommended)
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