Letters of Recommendation from Academic Source - What if you weren't close to your professors?

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Rank: Chimp | 14

Hey guys,

so i noticed some business schools ask for at least one of the recommendation letters to be from an academic source.

My question is, what should you do if you weren't exactly close to your university professors/lecturers? wouldn't it be a bit stupid if you suddenly contacted them and they can't exactly remember who you were?

Comments (9)

Aug 30, 2011

Which schools are these..?

Aug 30, 2011

from memory it was MIT Sloan's Msc Finance. they require 3 letters and at least one from an academic source.

Aug 30, 2011

Is this also for MBA?

Aug 30, 2011

just call and ask make them remember the good things about you and how well you did in the class they will give it 99/100 times if they remember you for not being a douche bag

Aug 30, 2011

This is so simple...

Talk about your ability to analyze things. Give examples
Talk about how hard a worker you are and what you have done to show that
Why are you better than everyone else?
What relevant leadership experience do you have?
What makes you stand out?
Attention to detail
Personality (finance is about relationships)
Mathematical background?

There are an infinite amount of things. Read any internship listing for what they want in an applicant.

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

Aug 30, 2011

I have never seen an IBD job posting that asked for rec letters...

Aug 30, 2011