LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION


In order for Professor Saunders to agree to write a letter of recommendation, she requires the following answers and documents. Please read through all the questions first and determine what you feel is most relevant for her to know based on if you are applying for advanced study or a job. 

  • Please provide your high school, college and graduate school GPA (out of 4.0) attach copies of your unofficial transcripts
  • If any of your GPA's are below 3.0, briefly explain why 
  • Attach an updated resume (include: jobs, internships, volunteer, awards, sports, clubs, associations, travel, languages, technology)  
  • Provide all social media profiles (LinkedIn, SnapChap, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Recommendation Due Date(s) 
  • Program(s) Start Date
  • Name of Degree Program and School to be applied (s)  plus location 
  • Why are you applying to that specific school(s) or institution?
  • Why are you applying to earn that specific degree(s)? 
  • Why are you applying now?
  • Do you feel you have enough career experience for this program (s)?  
  • What do you want to do with this advanced degree after graduation?
  • How many alumni (or current/past employees) have you interviewed from the school(s)? What have they said which convinced you to apply? 
  • What qualifications did the admissions officer(s) or human resources / employees / website say they looking for in their candidates?
  • What 3 key characteristics or traits does the website say they look for in a candidate? Please include a link to the program or company you plan to apply.  
  • Have you attended an open house at the school(s)? Have you sat in a class? Have you signed up for a virtual open house? 
  • What class did you take with Professor Saunders (Name / Number)? Which semester/year? 
  • What final letter grade did you earn in her class?
  • What assignment(s) in her class helped you prepare for this advanced degree?
  • What two (2) key takeaways did you learn from her class?
  • Which one assignment do you recall was your most influential assignment in her class, and why? 
  • Why do you think she is qualified to write you a letter or provide you a job reference?

 
Once these answers have been received by email, Professor Saunders will reply within a week to confirm with a yes or a no.


Thank you,

Natascha F. Saunders

NataschaSaunders@gmail.com 


List of affiliated schools:

Northeastern University 

University of Rhode Island 

Trinity Washington University

Johnson & Wales University 

Howard University 

Harvard University 

Cambridge College

Boston University 

Fisher College

REFERENCE


In order for Professor Saunders to agree to serve as a verbal reference, she requires the following answers and documents. Please read through all the questions first and determine what you feel is most relevant for her to know based on what you are asking. 

  • Attach an updated resume and cover letter used to apply for the position 
  • Include a list of who your other references will be and how they know you
  • Job description, Company website, Location of position 
  • How many informational meetings / coffee chats have you had at this place of employment 
  • Why do you think Professor Saunders can speak on your behalf 
  • What 3 examples can Professor Saunders share about you that she personally knows - that she can share during her phone call 
  • What are your career goals once you land that position 
  • What are your 3 weaknesses 

 
Once these answers have been received by email, Professor Saunders will reply within a week to confirm with a yes or a no.


Thank you,

Natascha F. Saunders

NataschaSaunders@gmail.com 


REFERRAL


In order for Professor Saunders to agree to refer you in any capacity, she requires the following answers and documents. Please read through all the questions first and determine what you feel is most relevant for her to know based on what you are asking. 

  • How many informational interviews have you conducted within the organization to which you want to contact? 
  • When has Natascha observed your work ethic, leadership skills, character, and reputation? Please provide 2 or 3 examples she can speak to.
  • Please provide any type of letter of recommendation, LinkedIn testimonials, etc. that speaks to who you are? 
  • Why should Natascha refer you? 
  • In thinking of LinkedIn - she assumes you have taken the time to type in the name of the organization and department you want to work in and you are reaching out to her because you specifically found someone that she knows and that person is her 1st tier contact. Therefore, please include the name(s) of the person(s) you've found on LinkedIn that Professor Saunders knows and who you want her to make an introduction.
  • Please also include why you want to meet with this person. What do you have in common? Or what interests you? What do you have to offer? 

 
Once these answers have been received by email, Professor Saunders will reply within a week to confirm with a yes or a no.


Thank you,

Natascha F. Saunders

NataschaSaunders@gmail.com 


Are you asking Natascha for a recommendation, reference, or referral?

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NATASCHA F. SAUNDERS, MBA, MS, CPCC

Certified Career Coach | Consultant  | Faculty | Fellow | Social Entrepreneur + Ed.D. Candidate