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Questions about sending a reference

jfacjfac Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
Hi, I need to find 2 references for a new job. The thing is, this is my first job since graduation so I really have no work experience. Can you ask the professors you did internship with or even a work-study job? I'm just worried they are academic and they've only known me for a few months.

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Replies to: Questions about sending a reference

  • workingATbig4workingATbig4 Registered User Posts: 317 Member
    What is asking US going to do? Go ask THEM. They wont bite your head off, I promise. And if they are your only available references their applicability doesn't really matter, does it?
  • chriswchrisw Registered User Posts: 1,585 Senior Member
    You should use anyone who can speak to your aptitude, attitude, competency and work ethic. Use the ones who know you best... that could be a close friend, a professor, a TA, an old boss... anybody.

    My references were a professor I did research for, a boss from my summer job the years prior to my senior year and the director of the campus group I was in. :)
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