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New post 12 May 2009, 17:31
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 13 May 2009, 16:04
I think that's perfectly fine. For the sake of clarity, just mention it in an optional essay (literally 1 sentence will do) explaining that this guy is the head of the small organization where you volunteer and who is basically your peer.
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AlexMBAApply wrote:
I think that's perfectly fine. For the sake of clarity, just mention it in an optional essay (literally 1 sentence will do) explaining that this guy is the head of the small organization where you volunteer and who is basically your peer.


Thank you Alex.

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New post 14 May 2009, 21:47
No problem!
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