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Writing Effective Reference Letters for Student Fellowships


McConnell Engineering Building Room 12, 3480 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E9, CA

Professors are often asked to write letters of reference by students applying for awards and employment.  While time-consuming and sometimes difficult, a strong reference letter can change the outcome of any application.  This interactive session is designed to help you answer questions such as:

• Are you obliged to write a reference letter if asked by a student and how might you respond if you are not supportive?
• How much lead time should you expect in order to write a reference letter?
• What information should be provided by the student?

Writing Effective Reference Letters will help you save valuable time and effort, while helping your students (and McGill!) stand out in a competitive world.