- LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
- Introduction to letter of recommendation
- The significance of recommendation letters
- Effective and compelling recommendation letter.
- Points to remember before asking a recommendation
- The common attributes of applicants for LOR
- RECOMMENDERS OF LOR
- The “recommenders”
- The choice of selection of potential recommenders
- Who are the potential recommenders
- Who cannot be a recommender?
- LOR’s which create doubts in admissions committee's mind
- The common challenges faced in choosing the “right recommenders”
- CATEGORIES OF RECOMMENDATION LETTER
- LOR from professors
- LOR from clients/peers/colleagues/co-workers
- LOR from supervisors/employers
- LOR for applicants with international work experience
- LOR for non-traditional applicants
- LOR for an applicant’s community works
- LOR for higher/advanced degrees’ applicants
- LOR for specific reason
WHOM THE CANDIDATE SHOULD NOT APPROACH FOR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS?
Generally, the Candidate should not ask for a LOR to School Alumni, friends, relatives, politicians, celebrities, teaching or Research assistants, which can be deferred only if the above have been an integral part of your career, your academic experiences or professional backgrounds, wherein they can assess or review the applicant.
Thus, choosing a recommender, who is suitable for you, needs a thoughtful and planned process, with a good amount of time being spent with the former, on discussing the applicant’s and author’s mutually agreed upon substances and incidents. This can place the applicant at a good chance for acceptance into the school, nevertheless always in sync with applicant’s “real self.”
“You are free to make whatever choice you want, but you are not free from the consequences of the choice - Choose wisely”