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Recommendations

Need a Letter of Recommendation? Here’s some advice!

As you look for a career post graduation it is good to alert faculty who you will list as references and who you might want to write a generic letter to include in a hiring portfolio. When asking for the letter here’s what you should provide:

  • An updated resume. 
  • A brief personal statement that explains what you have gained from the Communication Degree. What was your favorite class? Why?
  • Provide examples of projects or papers that you have completed that demonstrated your skills relevant for the field.
  • Something that exemplifies how you to stand out so the letter writer can include that in the letter.
  • Information about activities or internships that are relevant to your career path.
  • Due date so the letter writer knows when to complete the letter.

Applying to Graduate School? Provide the following to your letter writer:

  • Personal Statement about how your undergraduate degree has inspired you to pursue graduate school.
  • Information about what you plan to study and why.
  • Provide examples of projects or research papers that laid the foundation for your interest in graduate school.
  • Information about undergraduate research experiences or internships that are relevant to pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Information about the faculty you hope to work with in the graduate program.
  • A list that explains each program and the specific due date for each school.
  • An updated resume.

For Law School include the following:

  • Personal Statement about how your undergraduate degree has inspired you to pursue a law degree.
  • Information about the area of law that is most interesting to you.
  • Provide examples of projects or research papers that laid the foundation for your interest in law school.
  • Information about activities or internships that are relevant to a career in law.
  • Information about how you plan to use your law degree.
  • Specific due dates.
  • An updated resume.

In general, the more information you provide to your letter writer the better the letter!

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