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Jan 11
15:48
For those of you who went to grad school. Who did you ask to write reference letters?
 
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Jan 11
16:01
I had to have 2 references letters from past professors as well as a reference letter form outside the school. I reached out to past employers
 
Jan 11
16:21
I used my academic advisor from my BSc, she was also the head of department, then I used my supervisor from my final year research project and one of the module leads that I had a good rapport with
 
Jan 11
17:00
Maybe ask the supervisor of your dissertation or your personal tutor
 
Jan 11
19:11
For law school I had 1 professor, my CEO (I worked between undergrad and law school), a lawyer I had worked with in purchasing real estate, and my horseback riding coach (I was competing at a high level). I think it depends on what type of school it is and what you’re trying to show. I had horrible grades in undergrad so I really wanted to focus more on my character and ability to overcome adversity
 
Jan 11
19:18
Thanks. When you asked a professor, did they know you well? I volunteer lots, so I was thinking of asking them to write a reference letter. But I’m nervous about asking profs.
 
Jan 11
20:29
@bananass They’re used to it, it’s part of their job. I reached out 3 years after I graduated to a random professor. I didn’t think she’d remember me so I sent her my resume and assignments I had done for her class. Don’t be nervous!! They’re used to it.
 
Jan 11
23:05
@gRazydol8 Ooh thank you. That gave me piece of mind. I’ll ask the profs that know me.
 
Jan 12
14:05
Three professors, the advisor to my senior thesis, the director of my honors program (had a pretty good relationship to him) and one prof who I just really liked and was always super great to me
 
Jan 12
14:06
I applied purely to PhD/academic grad programs though so my letters needed to be from professors who were familiar with my writing and research
 

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