Coaching Students Who Request a Letter of Recommendation
Many staff faculty members get requests from students for letters of recommendation, for internships, off-campus study, graduate school and jobs. Here is an example of a best practice in pro-actively coaching advisees or students who may request such a letter. Similarly, this may be something you opt to include in an advising syllabus, or on your professional webpage.
Sample email to students who may request a letter of recommendation
An individually-mentored curriculum speaks to the freedom you have to plan your own course of study and the responsibility you have to honor your adviser's guidance while following the College's policies.
Your adviser is a primary resource for you as you make decisions about your comprehensive academic plan. In addition, the college offers many resources - all on-line - to assist you: