Sample Reference Letter for Graduate School

Graduate School Recommendation Letter Example

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Here is an example of a letter of recommendation for graduate school. Also, see below for an example of a letter thanking the reference provider for recommending you.

Sample Reference Letter for Graduate School

I highly recommend Emily Smith as a candidate for graduate school. I have worked with Emily in my position as Associate Director, Name College.

While a student at Name College, Emily was employed in various positions including teaching a museum program to fourth-grade classes in the Saratoga Springs School District, teaching both adults and children to ride horses, and managing horse show participation for a local riding stable.

She accomplished all these tasks with great initiative and with a very positive attitude.

Emily has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially the "at-risk" children she worked with at Carroll Hill School and Prospect Child and Family Center. Emily has a special talent working with the children who need more guidance and support than those typically found in a traditional classroom setting.

Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, reliable, and computer literate.

Emily would be a tremendous asset to your program and I recommend her to you without reservation. If you have any further questions with regard to her background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jane Doe
Associate Director
Career Services
Name College

Graduate School Reference Thank You Letter Example

Subject Line: Thank You

Dear Dr. Piro,

Thank you very much for the reference to Anycity Medical School. I learned so much from you during my undergraduate career at Sanders, and I believe your faith in me gave me the confidence to achieve more than I thought possible.

I really appreciate your support, and the time you took to write personally to your colleague at Anycity Med.

Sincerely yours,

Alexandra Janning

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