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Can I use this as a letter of recommendation?

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Can I use this as a letter of recommendation? [#permalink] New post 28 May 2012, 18:48
I have a question about one of the recommendations I want to use for an MBA application. In my last year college, I was selected to be a the sole loan officer for a student loan fund of over $100,000. I had my own office in the Office of the Dean of Students and distributed short term, interest free loans to undergraduate and graduate students. I was thinking of getting a recommendation from the Dean of Students talking about this position in his office, to supplement my other recommendations.

So my question is: Even though this position was held during my senior year of college, could I still use it as an MBA recommendation to show leadership qualities?
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Re: Can I use this as a letter of recommendation? [#permalink] New post 28 May 2012, 19:12
Unless you are planning to apply directly from undergrad (which I do not recommend), I would say no. Adcoms expect LORs to be from people who have observed you in a professional (or in some cases EC leadership) capacity post undergrad. If you already have professional recs lined up I would not send additional ones. Only submit what the school asks for.

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Re: Can I use this as a letter of recommendation? [#permalink] New post 29 May 2012, 07:43
It really depends on how far out of school you are. But if this person worked with you in a professional basis, you could ask them. Adcoms want to see a recommendation letter from someone that is familiar with your work product. So the best people would be current or previous bosses. If you are only 1-2 years out of school, this might be someone you can use.
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Re: Can I use this as a letter of recommendation?   [#permalink] 29 May 2012, 07:43
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