The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Writing Letters of Recommendation

Faculty and staff mentors can have a significant impact on students’ fellowship or job application experiences.

Faculty advisers and staff mentors who know students well are positioned to offer effective advice based on students' demonstrated interests and abilities. They can also support students through writing letters of recommendation.

Use the resources below to assist you when working on a letter of recommendation for a student or alumnus/a. The Fellowships and Awards Committee members are happy to provide feedback on draft letters of recommendation. Please contact fellowships adviser Michelle Johnson or Fellowships and Awards Committee chair Ken Brashier for more information.

Letter of Recommendation Resources

Express Advising and Drop-In Hours 

Express Advising w/ Peer Career Advisors

Mondays, 6pm-8pm, LIB 203
Tuesdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Prexy
Thursdays, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Fridays, 2pm-4pm, Prexy
Sundays, 6pm-8pm, GCC-A

There will be no Express Advising Wed 11/22 - Sun 11/26.

Drop-In Hours w/ CLBR Staff
Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm, Commons (Fellowships Q&A)
Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, MRC
Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons
Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons

There will be no drop-in hours 11/22 - 11/24.

Note: Please check the announcements on your homepage in Griffin Door for any possible updates or cancellations.


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