Recommendation Letter

Tools for Writing the Recommendation Letter

In order to provide a well written recommendation letter, you need to start with some basic information. Ask the student employee for the following items prior to writing your letter.

  • Copy of the student's resume

  • Copy of the position to which the student is applying for or information about the graduate school/scholarship in order to build your letter to effectively show their skills in relation to what the school/employer is looking for

  • A conversation with the student asking why they are interested in this option? What excited them about it? Why do they think they are qualified?

  • Ask for a deadline and honor it