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What is the general opinion about taking one reference from a peer? Or should all recos be from superiors?

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New post 23 Nov 2006, 09:43
Do not do that... many schools explicitly say not to and I don't think that would help you at all.

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New post 23 Nov 2006, 10:07
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What is the general opinion about taking one reference from a peer? Or should all recos be from superiors?


A reco from a superior would be highly preferred I think.

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Ah, thanks for the info. I did not know it was frowned upon. E.g. check this out: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/admissi ... rence.html

GSB actually asks for a peer reference specifically.

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New post 23 Nov 2006, 13:38
Thats unusual... most other schools say they don't want that... but if they have 3 I guess it works. :)

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New post 23 Nov 2006, 15:43
Mark4124 wrote:
Thats unusual... most other schools say they don't want that... but if they have 3 I guess it works. :)


Event with three, I would have taken 2 from supervisors and one from a college professor.... this is really unusual for Stanford!

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