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Hello,

One of the schools that I am applying requires two recommendations, one from supervisor and one from peer. I can get a recommendation from my current supervisor in the company. For the peer reco, I want to get the reco from an organization that I have been volunteering for.
Two reasons being,
1) it doesnt repeat what my current supervisor says and gives credit to the other side of me.
2) Also my career goals are related to the work I do there. would add some credibility to my claim of "goal".

But the problem I am having is, the organization I volunteer for is very small and I can get only from the head of the organization. Though he is not my supervisor per se, because I only volunteer there, I don't think he can be considered my "peer" as well.

What should I do ? Can I still get it from him for the peer recommendation. This is one of my top schools and I want to give my best shot.. Please let me know.

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New post 16 May 2009, 08:15
humblewinner,

Great question. Well, it's important that he's not your supervisor at the organization -- that gives you some wiggle room. Since it's a small organization, if you work 'alongside' him on a regular basis and you truly do not report to him in any fashion, then I think you could call him your peer for the sake of a reco letter. But you would need to focus on stories that demonstrate that you two have worked side by side frequently. BTW, don't hesitate to ask this question of your target schools -- it's a fair question.

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Thank you Paul.

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You're welcome.

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