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Postby LAWLADI2011 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:10 pm

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Re: LOR from employer

Postby JD2014 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:05 pm

Professor LORs are preferred. An employer LOR is a nice addition, but if they aren't willing to write one for you, don't do it. I don't know how, but people claim they can tell when an LOR is written by the candidate, and it's frowned upon.

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Re: LOR from employer

Postby yngblkgifted » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:18 am

Tough call. I would let him know that adcomms can tell a lot of times when it is written by the applicant. TBH, if he really liked you (as he should since you're asking him for a LOR), then he shouldn't have a problem writing the letter himself.

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Re: LOR from employer

Postby ahduth » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:30 am

Standard advice is to find someone else if they don't want to write it.

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Re: LOR from employer

Postby TTH » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:06 am

If your selling your work experience and maturity as part of your application package, then I would include an LOR from either that employer or one of your previous employers along with (read: not instead of) an academic LOR.

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Re: LOR from employer

Postby DocHawkeye » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:22 pm

For schools that called for three LOR's, I used two academic ones (from former profs who knew me well) and one from my current employer. I felt it helped bridge the gap since I have been out of school for five years. All told, I had a pretty good cycle, so I it seems my approach worked well.

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