OCS Letter of Recommendation Request Form Office of Career Services, Hope College Writing letters of recommendation is an important responsibility of any evaluator. Often, the letters determine whether or not an individual will be hired or admitted for advanced study. Therefore, the evaluation must be complete, accurate, but also concise. To ensure this, the following information is provided along with a copy of your resume. Your Name: Birthdate: Date: Last First Middle Permanent Address: _______________________________________________________________________________ Current Address: __________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ Major(s): ___________________________________ Minor(s): _____________________________________ College Advisor: Advisor’s Phone #: ___________________________ Classification: (Circle One) Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior GPA: Cumulative Grade Point Grade point in major area of concentration ________ This letter of recommendation is for: ____ Employment ____ Graduate / Professional School ____ Other (Specify): ___________________________________________________________________________ Type of work or graduate programs requiring this letter; career interests and goals within field: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ A. What do you consider your strongest points regarding your life’s ambition or goal? List any related experiences you may have had. B. What do you consider your weakest points regarding your life’s ambition or goal? C. If you could create the ideal job for yourself, what would it be? D. Do you intend to teach? What teaching experience have you had? E. What special skills, interests or hobbies do you have? F. If hired for the job for which you are applying, how long to you plan to continue working? G. Circle the word(s) that describe you as a person: warm critical lenient quiet loud cool undisciplined tidy outgoing average morose messy negative hospitable withdrawn optimist pessimist reliable positive friendly dependable punctual happy honest reserved humorous H. With which of the following age groups do you especially relate well? small children early teens young adults older people other children late teens middle age all age groups I. How do you respond to unpleasant tasks? J. How do you work under stress? K. Do you prefer to work in a group situation or do you prefer working alone? Why? L. If this evaluation is for admission into an institution for advanced study, indicate what type of program, degree, and how long you expect to be at that institution. M. I have decided to: (circle one) 1. Waive my right to have access to this letter (confidential); 2. Have access to this letter of recommendation. N. Delivery options: (circle one) 1. Please upload the letter to Interfolio.com 2. Please email me at the following address when the letter is ready to be picked up in the sealed, addressed envelope that I have provided. ____________________________________________________ 3. Please seal and mail the letter in the addressed and stamped envelope that I have provided. 4. Please use the following URL to submit your letter: ___________________________________________ O. THIS LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION IS DUE BY: _____________________________________ Thank you in advance. Adapted from the letter of recommendation form developed by Dr. Harvey Blankespoor, Biology Department, Hope College.
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