Letter of Rec not from Professor?

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phelps84
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Letter of Rec not from Professor?

Postby phelps84 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:18 pm

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30-Something
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Re: Letter of Rec not from Professor?

Postby 30-Something » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:49 pm

Your numbers are great... I don't think it would be the least bit detrimental to your app to have one letter from a prof. and one letter from a supervisor at work. Good luck!

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Re: Letter of Rec not from Professor?

Postby soj » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:46 pm

Can you get in touch with the professor at his new university (or wherever he is)? If not, a letter from your supervisor should be fine.

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Re: Letter of Rec not from Professor?

Postby phelps84 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:36 am

I actually did get in touch with him, but he said he was reluctant to do so as he's been gone for a few years (he had also previously written me rec letters, so not sure why).

Otherwise I don't have many options, so hoping this will be fine..

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Re: Letter of Rec not from Professor?

Postby sepeterson211 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:21 am

Since you've been working for the past year, I think a LOR from your supervisor would be fine.

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Re: Letter of Rec not from Professor?

Postby soj » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:39 am

phelps84 wrote:I actually did get in touch with him, but he said he was reluctant to do so as he's been gone for a few years (he had also previously written me rec letters, so not sure why).

Otherwise I don't have many options, so hoping this will be fine..

Too bad. But yeah, don't ever push a prof who doesn't want to write you a letter.

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Re: Letter of Rec not from Professor?

Postby bp shinners » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:38 pm

soj wrote:don't ever push a prof who doesn't want to write you a letter.


Definitely this.

I always recommend trying to get 2 letters from professors. But if you've tried and can't, then one from a supervisor is fine. Especially if you're doing 'legitimate' work, and it's not your manager at A&F.

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Re: Letter of Rec not from Professor?

Postby phelps84 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:58 pm

Seems like the consensus is this shouldn't harm me too much, if at all, on my apps.. Thanks a lot for the feedback!




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