Monday, November 09, 2009

Letters of Recommendation

The season of writing letters of recommendation has begun. I did my first one last week, and already have a bunch more in the queue. There will be a flurry in December and early January, when most graduate school applications are due, and then another flurry in January and February, when undergrad research internship applications are due.

I wrote some stuff about letters of recommendation for students. If there anything I should add, from either the point of view of the recommender or the person being recommended? If so, please leave a comment or drop me an email.

I'm trying to put together some pages with advice and links for students. The letter of recommendation page is just the first step. I'm going to try and write some about undergraduate science internships and research experiences later this week.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

I just bought a copy of "So You Want be Scientist" by Philip A. Schwartzkroin, after flipping through parts of it at Borders today. It looks pretty good, and like something I would give to senior undergraduates or newer graduate students in order to give them a deeper perspective on how the job of doing science for a living really works.