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In order for Professor Saunders to agree to recommend you to advance your education or job, 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. 

  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA (out of 4.0) *attach verification such as an unofficial transcript
  • Current *Undergraduate Major GPA (out of 4.0)
  • If either GPA is below 3.0, please explain why 
  • Attach an updated resume including any of the following: jobs, internships, volunteer, awards, student clubs, associations, travel, languages, technology skills, etc. 
  • Include a link to your LinkedIn profile
  • Recommendation Due Date(s) or Job Reference Time Line 
  • Program(s) start date or Job Description
  • Name of Program(s) or Name of Department in the Company 
  • Name of School(s) or Name of Company + location
  • Why are you applying to that school(s) or job?
  • Why are you applying to earn that specific degree(s) or to work in this particular field? 
  • Why are you applying now?
  • Do you feel you have enough career experience for this program (s) or job?  
  • What do you want to do with this advanced degree after graduation? What are your career goals? 
  • How many alumni (or current / past employees) have you interviewed from the school(s) or job? 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?
  • Whey 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,

Professor Natascha F. Saunders

Northeastern University 

University of Rhode Island 

Trinity Washington University

Cambridge College

Boston University 

Johnson & Wales University 

Fisher College

P.S. If you only need a verbal recommendation for a job/internships then email to NataschaSaunders@gmail.com: Resume, Cover Letter, Job Description, Why you are interested in the job/internship? How do you qualify? How did you find out about the job/internship? Who else will recommend you? What specific areas do you want Professor Saunders to speak on (provide 2 examples from your memory of being one of her students)? Provide a link to the company website.

Recommendation Requests 

If you were a student of Professor Saunders and are seeking a letter of recommendation or job reference, the below questions (what is relevant for your ask) must be answered and emailed to her at NataschaSaunders@gmail.com. After she reviews your answers you will be notified if she will be able to craft a letter of recommendation for your advance study or provide a reference for a job.