Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 21 Oct 2014, 00:53

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Letter of Recommendation Question

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Letter of Recommendation Question [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 18:58
Is it a bad idea to get a LOR from an unpaid internship I held in college? I interned for a friend of the family one summer at a major brokerage firm who could write me a great letter, but would the admissions people frown upon it?
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jan 2008
Posts: 597
Location: Detroit, MI
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0

Re: Letter of Recommendation Question [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 19:39
If you are a younger applicant with only a couple years work experience, I would see no negative to it as long as you feel the recommender knows you as a person well enough to write a compelling LOR.

~Sam
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 May 2008
Posts: 278
Schools: MIT
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 3

Re: Letter of Recommendation Question [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2008, 20:15
I agree, it depends. How long ago was the internship? And how long ago did you graduate from college?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Letter of Recommendation Question [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 07:15
The internship was in the summer of 2005, prior to my senior year. Graduated in May of 2006. I have been at one company since graduating and will be getting the other LOR from my manager where I am employed.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Jan 2008
Posts: 347
Location: Evanston, IL
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 1

Re: Letter of Recommendation Question [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2008, 07:36
I am going to say that I don't think its the greatest idea in the world - unless you worked particularly closely and you did something truly unique while there. An unpaid internship during college is not professional work experience and is looked at differently.

That being said, if you cant find another good alternative at work, then go ahead. But if I was on the adcom my thoughts might settle on "why not two people from the firm they work at"? (unless the rec is truly outstanding). The last thing you want an adcom member stuck on is questions like that.
Re: Letter of Recommendation Question   [#permalink] 16 Jul 2008, 07:36
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Questions regarding Recommenders and Recommendation Letters timilon 0 13 May 2011, 00:29
Recommendation letter questions milias 5 27 May 2009, 07:39
2009 Recommendation Letter Questions sebycb976 15 30 Jul 2008, 15:07
recommendation letter question wwww 8 24 Jun 2008, 11:54
Question About Recommendation Letters? tinman1412 2 29 Aug 2007, 07:32
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Letter of Recommendation Question

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.