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    Letter of recommendation from employer

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    Has anyone here on urch.com used a letter of recommendation from an employer as part of their graduate school application? Do positive/outstanding letters of recommendation from a boss at work usually carry the same weight as a outstanding reference from a professor in the eyes of admissions committees? Specifically, is this true if the job is related to your major field of study? I am currently working as a laboratory technician and applying for a scientific graduate degree program.

    I feel confident that letters from both my former professors and my employer will be positive in tone.

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    Re: Letter of recommendation from employer

    Hi,
    I am also in a similar dilemma. I'll have one LOR from my math prof and another LOR from my current employer. I'd like to know the importance given to LORs from current employers. Especially if one is employed in an industry which is very closely related to the field of study one like to pursue in masters course.

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    Re: Letter of recommendation from employer

    I just talked to one of my undergraduate professors about this. This professor was once on an admissions committee. He said he believes that a letter of recommendation from an employer or supervisor at work is just as credible as a letter from a professor so long as your job is related to the field that you want to go to graduate school for.

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    Re: Letter of recommendation from employer

    If your work experiences are in-line with your intended studies, a recommendation from your employer should be fine contingent on it being positive. I am currently in a similar dilemma.

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