Students who are interested in attending a graduate-level business or management program will need at least one letter or recommendation. This sample recommendation shows what an undergraduate professor might write in a recommendation for a graduate schoool applicant.
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Sample Letter of Recommendation for a Business or Management Program
To Whom It May Concern:
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I am writing to endorse Alice's application to your program. For the last 25 years at Blackmore University, I have been an ethics professor, as well as mentor to many interns and business students. I hope my perspective will be helpful to you as you evaluate this exceptional candidate.
My first contact with Alice was during the summer of 1997,when she organized a summer conference outside of Los Angeles for teenagers interested in communication skills. During the course of the week, Alice presented material with such ease and humor that she set the tone for the entire workshop. Her creative ideas for presentations and activities were inventive and entertaining; they were also astonishingly effective.
With participants from a variety of backgrounds, there was often conflict, and occasionally confrontation. While setting limits, Alice managed to respond consistently with respect and compassion. The experience had a profound effect on the participants and, because of Alice's exceptional skill and professionalism, she has been invited by many schools to offer similar management workshops
During the time I have known Alice, she has distinguished herself as a conscientious and energetic pioneer in the fields of leadership and management. I have enormous respect for her teaching and leadership skills, and have been pleased to work with her on many occasions.
I know of Alice's continued interest in programs related to leadership and management development. She has instituted many impressive programs for her peers, and it has been an honor to consult with her on some of these projects. I have the greatest admiration for her work.
Your program of study sounds ideally suited to Alice's needs and talents. She will be coming to you with the qualities of a natural leader: genuineness, intelligence, and integrity. She will also bring her interest in scholarly research and program development. Just as importantly, she would come with an enthusiasm for both learning and networking, as well as a resolute desire to understand new theories and ideas. It is exciting to think of the ways in which she might contribute to your program.
I urge you to carefully consider Alice who is, quite simply, the most remarkable young leader I have ever met.
Professor Aries St. James