Jim Smith at MSU
Things I need to write a meaningful letter of recommendation for you
Many students each year ask me to write letters of recommendation for them for jobs, internships, and professional and graduate school. In general, I am happy to comply with these requests.
If you would like me to write a letter of recommendation for you, the first thing I ask is that you provide me with the following things:
Once you have provided these things, make an appointment to meet with me for 20-30 minutes to tell me about your future plans and goals. After we talk, I'll have a fairly complete picture of who you are and what you are trying to do, and I'll be able to write a pretty meaningful letter for you.
Good luck with your applications!
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last modified March 14, 2013