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Need suggestion for 2nd recommendation [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2013, 12:32
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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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Re: Need suggestion for 2nd recommendation [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 00:50
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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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).

Thanks,
Shreeraj


Shreeraj,
It's a bit hard for me to give you a clear answer cause I need more info about both recommenders to help you out... But let's start with the fact that a Toastmaster leader is a professional recommendation, so it CAN work. Otherwise I would think a little bit about a) which recommender would be more excited b) which recommender is more impressive c) whether if you used a second recommender from the same job, if he/she would write the same thing as recommender one.

These are the main considerations to start with.
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Re: Need suggestion for 2nd recommendation [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 02:18
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shreerajp99 wrote:
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


Why too ambitious? Maybe your GMAT is a bit on the low side, but you can certainly take your shot (you should be applying to other schools too if your objective is to for sure go to BSchool next year, though).

As for your question regarding "should you change everything in the essays".. I'm not really sure what you meant.. change from what to what?? why??? change what?? please clarify and I'll do my best to help out....
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