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Event #1157

The Magic Behind Reference Letters


Sunday, May 30, 2021

11:00 - 12:00
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At some point, we all need reference letters - whether for employment purposes, awards, fellowships, or scholarships. We all have the power to influence a better letter. This comes from knowing the candidate and understanding the criteria of how candidates will be judged. Join this session to get an idea of how you can prepare your references to write better letters and how to influence the biases people may have in a North American setting. Renee Polziehn is the Professional Development Director for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Following 20 years developing the Community Volunteer Program, the Graduate Teaching and Learning Program, and professional development programming for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office, writing reference letters has been one of many tasks that crossed her desk.

  • Renee Polziehn, Professional Development Director, Faculty of Graduate Students and Research, University of Alberta