Just Wednesday in the MIT Sloan MBA admissions chat, an applicant made light of letters of recommendation and their role in the application process. Jennifer Barba, Assistant Director of MBA Admissions, responded:
“The rec letters are a crucial piece of our evaluation. It’s the only part of your app that is written by a 3rd party, and they do provide us with a lot of data.”
Accepted’s new ebook, MBA Letters of Recommendation that Rock, gives applicants an inside look at the making and breaking of a good letter of recommendation. In this instantly downloadable, 31-page ebook, Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted.com, and Judy Gruen, one of Accepted’s veteran editors and an award-winning author, share their extensive knowledge of the elusive LOR:
- What is the purpose of the letters of recommendation?
- Who should write an LOR and how does an applicant go about requesting the favor?
- How can applicants help their recommenders write the right letter?
- Most importantly, what is the most efficient and effective way that an MBA applicant can get this task over and done with, without stressing out or missing the deadline?
If there’s one message to be taken from our new ebook (and Jennifer Barba’s comment), it’s that applicants shouldn’t neglect their letters of recommendation. The first way they can boost the quality of their LORs is to make sure they’re headed in the right direction— with MBA Letters of Recommendation that Rock.