Applying for jobs & grants
Make sure to ask people if they'll be a reference for you, and if they'll be a good reference for you. Some time might pass between job applications so let them know each time you're calling upon them to help you, and let them know something about the details of the position. It's easier for a reference to help you when they know what each employer is looking for. If you get married and change your name, tell your references!
Maybe you'd like someone to donate space for your class or performance. Maybe someone has aked "why should I hire you?" Either way, you should know how to pitch an idea in 30 seconds or less to someone outside your industry. Here's an example of how to refine an elevator pitch: before and after.
Letters of Reference
For Employment: Interfolio is a commercial system which archives your paper and electronic letters and maintains confidentiality. It is not affiliated with our university.
If you are applying to graduate or professional school: you can use Letters of Evaluation Online (LEO) a system maintained by the main campus Career Center which will house up to 12 letters. There is a fee to open a file.
Want help with your materials? E-mail Michele Plante to make an appointment.