A note about
I frequently get requests for reference
letters and other forms of
recommendation from students seeking
employment, internships or further
educational opportunities. While I
gladly act as a reference for my
students, I have several policies that I
follow as listed below:
- You have to inform me that you are
listing me as a reference before you give my contact
information to potential employers and
other relevant parties. If you do not,
and I get a phone call or an e-mail
asking for information about you, I will
have to turn down the request, since I
need your consent prior to giving out
confidential information regarding your
performance in my courses.
- I need at least two weeks notice to
write a reference letter. I may ask for
more time depending on how busy I am at
the time of request.
- I do not give letters to students to
be delivered to potential employers or
academic institutions. I either mail
hard copies, or e-mail soft copies
to the person addressed in the letter.
I reserve the right to use whichever of
these two methods I choose.
- I do not provide public recommendation
or endorsements, such as those published
on LinkedIn or similar websites. If you
ask for one of those, I will
categorically turn down your request.
However, feel free to add me as a
contact on LinkedIn.
- The student must have earned at least
an A- in one of my courses.
- To initiate the process, please bring
to my office or email me
an updated copy of your CV,
a copy of your latest transcript,
list of addresses to send the
a cover letter detailing the
position you are applying to.
a list of points you would like to
emphasize in the letter