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Good Recommendation for LBS and OXbridge???

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New post 16 Oct 2008, 01:48
Hi guys,

IS it true that if u want to apply those Ultra Elite Schools...U MUST have a recommendation from Well Known persons,PM or CEO from Big Company, then they will look at your application...

please share your experience!!!

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New post 16 Oct 2008, 01:51
In one word. NO.

However the recommender needs to be someone who knows you well and can write extremely well about your strengths and weaknesses. Schools tend to prefer your current supervisor.

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New post 16 Oct 2008, 20:42
I agree with bds_lover. In fact, CEO of big companies might be the worst choice since they wouldn't have supervised you directly on daily basis and hence would know little about your working style and S&Ws.

Just a tip - Try and get people from different backgrounds to recommend you. That ways they tend to highlight different aspects of your personality. Personally, I had chosen my then current supervisor and a client knowing that they would have different things to talk about.
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New post 18 Oct 2008, 22:01
thanks in advance!!!guys..

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New post 26 Nov 2008, 20:02
big myth.

in harvard I have heard it helps politians but , even that doesnt make one application

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New post 27 Nov 2008, 09:42
This is not about LBS or Oxbridge but during my visit to UVA Darden in the USA the admissions director commented that last year they received a recommendation letter written by Barack Obama but gave it no weight because it was obvious that he did not know the applicant well. I am sure across the board they just want people who know the applicant and his/her abilities.
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