Recommendation Letter

Setchepare

New Member
When applying to a MFE program, is it any worth to have recommendation letters from current students in the program?

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It's better to have professors or people in the industry whom you have worked under write those letters, in my opinion. I would think an admissions officer would be more impressed with a letter from someone who have a professional or professor-student relationship with you than a letter from essentially, a friend.

Would avoid and only use it as last resort.
 

Setchepare

New Member
Always from professors or professionals... students don't weigh so much
Even though this guy has worked for 8 years (also CFA level 3) and got in the program "late" (he is 31 years old and was my boss for 2 years)
 
Even though this guy has worked for 8 years (also CFA level 3) and got in the program "late" (he is 31 years old and was my boss for 2 years)
Since you have a professional relationship with him, that's completely different

Recommendation from him would be ideal
 

YangXu

Member
C++ Student
Even though this guy has worked for 8 years (also CFA level 3) and got in the program "late" (he is 31 years old and was my boss for 2 years)
So you can present he is your boss, and remind him to present he is also a student of the program in the letter. This can totally work
 
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