Securing Strong Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation, evaluation, or reference are the ‘currency’ of academia and the post-grad world, and without them, nobody moves up to the next level. Strong letters are especially crucial for success in landing an internship, gaining access to graduate school, and – for our purposes –  securing scholarships and fellowships competitions.

Fellowship selection committees typically look to recommendation letters to help assess a candidate’s fit for the award.  The input from those who know you and your work brings to life the skills and experiences you will include in your application.

What makes a good letter:

To secure the strongest letter possible, complete our “Securing Strong LORs” handout.