GRA Grad School Prep Series: Letters of Recommendation


Nov. 4, 2021, 12pm to 12:45pm

Office/Remote Location



Letters of recommendation can make or break graduate school applications. The letters tell the person deciding on your admission what your references think of you. The strength of the letters will depend largely on whether your references think positively of you, indifferently, or negatively. For this reason, it is important to build strong professional relationships with your undergraduate faculty. This workshop will teach you how to connect with your faculty and ask them to write you letters of recommendation.

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Understand the importance of forming strong professional relationships
  • Learn to identify potential letter writers
  • Receive advice on how to ask potential letter writers for letters of recommendation
  • Explore the components of an effective letter of recommendation

The Grad Academy Pillars: N/A

The Grad Academy Program: Grad Rebel Advantage

Learning Experience: Lecture

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: N/A


  • Dr. David Copeland, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV students. Please log in to your Grad Rebel Gateway account and click on The Grad Academy tab to RSVP for this workshop.

Contact Information

Nevena Cvijetic
UNLV Graduate College

External Sponsor

Graduate College