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Need suggestion for 2nd recommendation [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2013, 12:31
Hi,

I am taking one recommendation from my current supervisor.However,for the 2nd recommendation,i am thinking of taking it from the division governor of toastmasters club.I have worked closely with him ( I am the vice president of the club).However,most of the schools want the 2nd recommendation to be of professional nature.Should i take it from him or take it from a supervisor of my previous project(even he can provide a good recommendation).

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Hi,

I am taking one recommendation from my current supervisor.However,for the 2nd recommendation,i am thinking of taking it from the division governor of toastmasters club.I have worked closely with him ( I am the vice president of the club).However,most of the schools want the 2nd recommendation to be of professional nature.Should i take it from him or take it from a supervisor of my previous project(even he can provide a good recommendation).

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Shreeraj


I recommend following the schools' instructions. I would only use the Toastmasters governor for a 3rd rec or if the schools did not specify two professional recommendations or if I didn't have a professional recommender, which is what you don't want the schools to assume.

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Re: Need suggestion for 2nd recommendation [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 00:48
Also to add,i am applying with a 630 score(Q39,V37) to cornell,NUS and emory by month end.I will be retaking GMAT and sending the updated scores by 1st week of feb(provided they are higher).I have 4.5 years of work ex as a SAP Energy consultant in Accenture.Won 2 international competitions and also have good extra curriculars.
I have spoken to the admissions team and they are ok with it.Am i acting too ambitious?
Do you think this is a good plan?Also,last year i had applied to cornell using gre score(now expired) but got rejected after interview.
Should i be changing everything in the essays and select new recommeders or stick to those recommenders and make few changes in essays?

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Re: Need suggestion for 2nd recommendation [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 21:29
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Also to add,i am applying with a 630 score(Q39,V37) to cornell,NUS and emory by month end.I will be retaking GMAT and sending the updated scores by 1st week of feb(provided they are higher).I have 4.5 years of work ex as a SAP Energy consultant in Accenture.Won 2 international competitions and also have good extra curriculars.
I have spoken to the admissions team and they are ok with it.Am i acting too ambitious?
Do you think this is a good plan?Also,last year i had applied to cornell using gre score(now expired) but got rejected after interview.
Should i be changing everything in the essays and select new recommeders or stick to those recommenders and make few changes in essays?

Thanks,
Shreeraj


I do think you are being overly ambitious with your applications to Cornell and Emory. Obviously, if you raise your GMAT before they review your file, that new score could change my assessment.

Two reasons NOT to reuse the essays:

1) If they didn't work last year why should they work this year.
2) Schools want to admit people who 1) take the application process seriously and 2) are growing, dynamic individuals. If you submit the same thing, where's the growth? They won't see it.

You may reuse he recommenders, but I recommend against reusing the recommendations.

You might be interested in MBA Reapplication 101.

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Linda

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