Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation
This panel discussion will reflect on best practices for writing effective letters of recommendation. Learning this professional skill is important for future academic and alt-ac careers, and may help now as graduate instructors and teaching assistants often receive requests for letters of support from undergraduate students who are applying to study abroad programs, internships, and student jobs. This session will feature Notre Dame instructors from across disciplines who will share experiences, offer practical advice, and answer questions for graduate students learning to write letters of recommendation. This event is open to graduate students and postdocs who are interested in identifying and building letter writing skills and discussing strategies for approaching the inherent challenges of letter writing.
- Berkeley – Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center
Harvard – Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
- UNC – Writing Center
- Pace University – Career Services
- Inside Higher Ed – Tips for Writing Recommendation Letters
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Writing a Letter of Recommendation