Recommendation Letters


I need some advice regarding recommendation letters. I will be applying to NYU, HLS and CLS. The situation is the following:

I worked for 2 years in my home country before moving to China. For the past year I have been working for a law firm in Beijing.

My academic letter would be from a teacher in my home country. As for the professional recommendation, I dont know who to ask: either my former boss who knows me best, or someone from my present firm. While the letter from my former boss could be better, I do not know if not having a rec from the "China" stage in my career would affect my application.

I trully appreciate any advice!

Thanks

I need some advice regarding recommendation letters. I will be applying to NYU, HLS and CLS. The situation is the following:

I worked for 2 years in my home country before moving to China. For the past year I have been working for a law firm in Beijing.

My academic letter would be from a teacher in my home country. As for the professional recommendation, I dont know who to ask: either my former boss who knows me best, or someone from my present firm. While the letter from my former boss could be better, I do not know if not having a rec from the "China" stage in my career would affect my application.

I trully appreciate any advice!

Thanks



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hotpursuit

why don't you send both? Most schools give you maximum 4.
Regards.

why don't you send both? Most schools give you maximum 4.
Regards.
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yxw

I would look into what each of the schools prefer. I believe Columbia prefers that one rec letter come from your boss/supervisor if you've been working for several years. Most schools probably prefer letters from professors, because they want something to assess your academic potential from an academic's viewpoint.

I would look into what each of the schools prefer. I believe Columbia prefers that one rec letter come from your boss/supervisor if you've been working for several years. Most schools probably prefer letters from professors, because they want something to assess your academic potential from an academic's viewpoint.
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In the specific case of Columbia: "At least one letter should come from a law school professor. If you have work experience, one letter should also come from a work supervisor".

So do you think I should get the professional recommendation from the person for whom I worked for the longest, regardless of whether this post was in Colombia or in my home country?

In the specific case of Columbia: "At least one letter should come from a law school professor. If you have work experience, one letter should also come from a work supervisor".

So do you think I should get the professional recommendation from the person for whom I worked for the longest, regardless of whether this post was in Colombia or in my home country?
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