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Getting Great Recommendation Letters: A Practical Guide

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Conference

2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Getting Into Graduate School

Tagged Divisions

Graduate Studies and Student

Page Count

7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--28405

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https://peer.asee.org/28405

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151

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Katy Luchini-Colbry Michigan State University

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Katy Luchini-Colbry is the Director for Graduate Initiatives at the College of Engineering at Michigan State University, where she completed degrees in political theory and computer science. A recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, she earned Ph.D. and M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. She has published more than two dozen peer-reviewed works related to her interests in educational technology and enhancing undergraduate education through hands-on learning. Luchini-Colbry is also the Director of the Engineering Futures Program of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, which provides interactive seminars on interpersonal communications and problem solving skills for engineering students across the U.S.

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Abstract

This is the second of three papers proposed to accompany an interactive seminar called "Getting Into Graduate School."

This paper describes the role and value of recommendation letters in the context of a graduate school application. Specific strategies are provided for deciding who to ask for recommendations, and detailed advice is given on how to prepare background information that will assist letter writers in highlighting the range of applicants' skills and abilities.

Luchini-Colbry, K. (2017, June), Getting Great Recommendation Letters: A Practical Guide Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28405

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