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While you are at Westfield State it is very important for you to form relationships with some faculty and/or staff. Throughout your career you may need to request letters of recommendation from former professors: for grad school, a job, summer program, etc. Professors and others can write you a much stronger recommendation letter if they clearly remember who you are in 5 or 10 years after your graduation! So, visit faculty members occasionally during office hours, attend department events or WSU programs. Join clubs. A professor, staff person, internship supervisor or work supervisor can all write helpful letters of recommendation. And stay in touch with professors after you graduate. For example: submit updates to our alumni page, “like” the WSU History Dept. Facebook page, connect through Linked-In, etc.
When you e-mail someone to request a letter of recommendation:
All of this info helps the person write a much stronger and more personal letter of recommendation that showcases your unique talents, skills, and interests.