Advice on Grad Recommendations

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  1. bartleby

    bartleby Rookie

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    Dec 12, 2014

    I am working in industry and will be applying to a Masters program in education. I'm not TOO worried about getting accepted, I have good grades and scores and I am not looking for a scholarship. However, for recommendations, for my last one, I have a choice between a colleague from industry who I have worked with more recently, or an old high school teacher with whom I remain in contact. I am a few years out of college, so the high school teacher understands education, but the colleague is far more recent. Thoughts?

    Thanks for any advice!
     
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  3. catnfiddle

    catnfiddle Moderator

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    Does your industry contact have an understanding of why you want to make this change? Has this person seen your capacity for training people on staff? That might inform your decision.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Your colleague could write of your work ethic, motivation and dedication . Plenty of people apply to grad programs each semester with totally non-ed related experiences or recommendations.
     

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