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Reem Alzafiri

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 16:15

I enjoyed personally enjoyed this talk and am grateful that there is research surrounding the idea of what it means to have a good reference letter and how to approach a supervisor for said reference. As a student it's important that our letters are about showing our greatest strengths and what we would offer the program of our desire. I think one of the biggest struggles in obtaining a reference is the time and relationship built with supervisors; I understand they are busy people who have to sometimes oversee more than one student, so facilitating that professional relationship is not always easy, especially when you are in need of more than one letter. I believe that the best way to show that your student is qualified for the position they want is to prove by a set of examples of how this student is a smart individual, reliable, and professional. This would help set us apart from generic references that state the same ideas in a conventional manner. If more supervisors look at research such as Dr. Hookey, I believe the outcome of one's reference letter would be much highly regarded.
Thank you again for the unique perspective and discussion of this research.

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Reem Alzafiri

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