Recommendation Letter Recommendations
Prof. Gollner is happy to provide letters of recommendation for students so long as there is a standing relationship so that a personalized letter can be written. Generally, this includes students who have worked or volunteered as a graduate or undergraduate student in the laboratory. Students who are in or previously took courses with Prof. Gollner and came to numerous office hours or participated in projects also have a standing relationship. He can also serve as a reference for jobs. If you are not sure, just email and ask!
To request a letter a specific opportunity must be noted. First, please send me an email requesting a letter of recommendation. In that email, provide:
- Name and type of opportunity (scholarship, fellowship, grad application, etc.)
- An updated resume or CV
- Rules and instructions (Is there an online system, page limits, specific dates needed, etc.)
- Bulleted notes on things you’d like me to highlight (contributions to research, performance in a class, etc.).
I of course will add my own comments and input to the letter, but you can help me by providing as much information as possible. Don’t be bashful, I will ensure the letter is reasonable and as strong as I can possibly make it for your opportunity.
If you are applying to multiple colleges, fellowships, or scholarships, sometimes it is helpful to create a Google Spreadsheet (with hyperlinks and instructions) so I can check them off after submitting them. It helps for the materials to be submitted in a “batch” and for me to receive these requests early so I can get everything in on time.