Letter of Recommendation

Yale Recommendation Questions 2016-2017

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Yale University – School of Management

Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts

The application requires two professional recommendations, one of which should ideally come from your most recent supervisor. Please select recommenders who know you well and can speak to your strengths. Do not choose recommenders simply because they are in high-level executive positions at your company.

  1. Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.
  2. How does the candidate’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples.
  3. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.
  4. Are you in a position to know whether the applicant is sponsored for the MBA by his or her current employer? If so, please comment.
  5. (Optional) Is there anything else we should know?

Please rate the candidate on the following qualities:

 Outstanding (top 2%)Very Good (top 10%)Above Average (top 25%)Average (top 50%)Below Average (bottom 50%)Unobserved
Organizational ability
Inquisitiveness/ Intellectual curiosity
Problem solving skills
Creativity and resourcefulness
Initiative
Motivation and enthusiasm
Achievement, drive and results orientation
Teamwork
Communication and interpersonal skills
Maturity
Personal integrity
Cultural sensitivity
Charisma
Leadership
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