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Reference Letters. Reference letters are gathered from a variety of sources: Former employers Teachers, counselors, coaches Advisors, Clergy Friends of the family. Asking for a letter. Ask someone who will be positive and thorough in your reference letter

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reference letters

Reference Letters

Reference letters are gathered from a variety of sources:

Former employers

Teachers, counselors, coaches

Advisors, Clergy

Friends of the family

asking for a letter
Asking for a letter
  • Ask someone who will be positive and thorough in your reference letter
  • Ask if the letter could be typed on letterhead stationary, as this looks more businesslike for your portfolio
  • Provide a copy of your resume and/or vitae so the writer can include additional information about you as a candidate
what is included in a letter
What Is Included in a Letter?
  • A reference letter should include the following:

How the writer knows you? In what capacity? How long the writer has known you?

Samples about what you have done which would make you an outstanding candidate.

letters include
Letters include…
  • Include additional information about involvements in school and community activities
  • Include information which would attest to character of the applicant
  • Be certain the name, address, and phone number of the writer are included on the letter.
  • Be certain the writer signs the letter.
when to use references
When To Use References
  • Send your references along with your application package for

college

scholarships and awards

jobs

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