« on: June 19, 2008, 11:26:44 PM »
Disclaimer: I'm not saying I've done it all, I've just done some random things and I'm not quite sure who would best be to ask for a LOR.
I've got a good idea of two prof's I will ask to give 'academic recommendations'. One is from a class last year in my honors specialization that I did really well in and she knows me well since it was a class of 10 people and the other is a class i'm taking this summer and I think I'll ask my prof from that to give me a LOR since he knows who I am, I've interacted with him a decent amount, I estimate a good mark in it, and it's also a course that involves law.
My problem is narrowing down the others. Of course I could just ask all these people and put them all on file as 'targeted' but I wanted some feedback first.
1. Prof I did work study for: I did about 40 - 50 hours of work study for him, but it was all on my own, we were in our own groups and just basically emailed him our finished products. He's really accommodating, I had him as a prof in another class that is directly related to my major, and when we signed up to do work study for him he said he would be happy to write LOR for us. So while I'm pretty sure he'd do it, he doesn't know me really well, so I'm a bit hesitant.
2. Former Employer: I ended my employment with this company about 1.5 years ago, and I worked there for about 1.5 years. When I was 19 I moved to London to live and work abroad for two years, this was the majority of my employment there. It's a small international firm, I did administrative work, they've written me a reference before, they know me really well. Does it matter that I haven't been employed there for over a year?
3. Former owner of a forum I help administer: One of my main EC's, is that I'm a moderator of a well known (in the fashion community) and well respected website/blog/forum called TheFashionSpot. I've been a moderator there for 3 - 4 years, and I am now a Team Leader which means I work in conjunction with the other TL's to help organize the moderators, deal with forum issues, generate ideas, implement ideas, deal on the backend with technical vBulletin issues, etc. etc. I probably spend about 20 hours/week doing this. Our old owner wrote me a wonderful rec last year, but about 3 months ago he sold the company to an up and coming media group. Our old owner was very hand's on, our new owners aren't as much. So our old owner knows me much better and I feel could still write me a strong LOR, but he no longer owns the site. Alternatively, I could probably get one of the other Team Leaders who is now my colleague, but before when I was a moderator was more of an advisor. I can't ask the new owners since I don't know them. What's best to do in a situation like this? I think it would be good to have a LOR from there since they highlight other skills that I have.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!