3 Tips To Help You Get A Recommendation From The Michelle Obama Of Your Field

Colleges often ask for two or three recommendation letters from people who know you well. You may not be able to get Michelle Obama to write one of your recommendations like Black-ish star Yara Shahidi did. However, our tips will help you secure a quality recommendation. One university that Yara applied to was Harvard. Michelle Obama graduated from Harvard Law and her daughter Malia will matriculate at that school next year.The two worked together during a panel discussion at Glamour titled “A Brighter Future: A Global Conversation on Girls’ Education” in October.

Colleges ask for recommendations to gain more insight on each student and get some perspective how other’s interact with you and view you.

 1. Gain Exposure

The first thing you have to do is position yourself to meet and interact with people within your desired industry, organization or possible university. That means join groups, clubs, and organizations in your community. You have to start thinking about the bigger picture now. You have to develop the connection before you actually need it. That means being strategic. Remember you are trying to build a career.

 Talk to your counselor, city officials, google non-profit organizations see what programs, events or activities you can apply to. The trick is to gain as much exposure as you can.

2. Leverage That Exposure

Network when you are at these events. There is nothing wrong with being the kid who pulls out a business card with their information on it. Invest 10 bucks on Vista print and get business cards to pass out and have a way to connect. Follow up with an email even if all you have to say is “it was a pleasure meeting you.”  If you are really serious about developing a relationship with that individual set a timer in your phone and every three months send them an email. Let them know what you are working on and ask them how they are doing. Ask about their family basicly find a common ground and grow from their.

3. Provide A Resume

Last tip make it easy on the person you are asking for the recommendation from. Email your resume and continuously keep them abreast on your achievements and activism in the community.



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