Letters of Recommendation

Always Waive Your Right to View Your MBA Recommendation

Always Waive Your Right to View Your MBA Recommendation

I tell my clients up front that they have to waive their right to view their recommendation, and that it is not really an option to not do so.

Not waiving your right could tell the admissions committee that you don’t trust your recommenders.  It could tell them that you are paranoid or overly anxious. It opens up a pandora's box of possibilities, none of which are that great. 

Should I write my own recommendations?

Should I write my own recommendations?

OK.  I get this question all the time.

And it’s an important one.  When it comes to the app, you’ve got a few essential components, and the recommendations are one of them.

So.  How much should you help with your recommendations? 

There are two fundamental levels to this...