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Which category to choose for a referrer in the app form?

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Which category to choose for a referrer in the app form? [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2013, 06:21
Hi there!

I would appreciate an opinion a small issue:

- Basically, for one of my recommendations I chose someone from a non-profit where I have volunteered quite extensively; he has the official title of 'project manager'. My volunteering work has been done completely on my own, with no relation to the company I'm working for.

- In the application form for most schools I found that I have to indicate my relationship with my referrer and they present a few high level categories (direct supervisor, client, peer etc.)

Where would my non-profit manager fit? He would be a client, but I done independent volunteer work, so he's not really a client per se. Should I just write 'other - project manager at volunteering organisation'? Or anything else?

Any thoughts would be great! :)

Thank you!
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Re: Which category to choose for a referrer in the app form? [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2013, 06:23
vasilescu wrote:
Hi there!

I would appreciate an opinion a small issue:

- Basically, for one of my recommendations I chose someone from a non-profit where I have volunteered quite extensively; he has the official title of 'project manager'. My volunteering work has been done completely on my own, with no relation to the company I'm working for.

- In the application form for most schools I found that I have to indicate my relationship with my referrer and they present a few high level categories (direct supervisor, client, peer etc.)

Where would my non-profit manager fit? He would be a client, but I done independent volunteer work, so he's not really a client per se. Should I just write 'other - project manager at volunteering organisation'? Or anything else?

Any thoughts would be great! :)

Thank you!



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Re: Which category to choose for a referrer in the app form? [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 10:19
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Did he oversee your work in any way? You can have oversight without infringing upon your autonomy. If he did, then he's a direct supervisor. If he didn't, then go the "other" route and explain it in the optional essay.

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