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Letter of Recommendation from an Extra-Curricular source

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Letter of Recommendation from an Extra-Curricular source [#permalink] New post 06 May 2013, 14:20
Instead of asking my direct superior and his direct superior (both of whom I work closely with) to write my letters of recommendation, since this would be fairly redundant, I am considering replacing one of them with my direct partner within the American Cancer Society, of which I am a committed volunteer in a fairly high position (I am the Volunteer Event Chair for the Relay for Life for a large city).

Is this not a good idea? It is a fairly "professional" EC.
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Hi jforsland,

Absolutely do that! If having two superiors will be redundant then you are sacrificing nothing in that regard. Schools want to see multiple sides of you and being a dedicated volunteer in a leadership position for a high impact non profit is a great way to do just that!

Your recommendations should not only complement one another by showcasing a variety of perspectives and skills / development needs, but also play across the rest of your application to make sure they're communicating in the best possible way to share your story.

I think it's a wonderful idea!

Bhavik
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Re: Letter of Recommendation from an Extra-Curricular source   [#permalink] 06 May 2013, 16:18
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