2711383 Posted August 24, 2020 Share Posted August 24, 2020 So I'm applying to masters programs and I'm running into the issue most people have here. I graduated over 3 years ago and I'm almost certain none of my professors remember me. I'm trying to pivot from IR into economics or government programs with a strong economics component. I've asked around and most programs I'm interested in want at least 1 academic reference. I was thinking of asking a professor that taught me international finance my senior year. She was really nice and always talked about being open to help students with this sort of thing. However, I just realized I got a B+ in her class, not an A- like I thought. And that might be problematic for adcoms.. Now I'm thinking of asking my Causes of War professor. I got an A- in that class and I think that might've been the class where I did the most serious, academic research in my undergraduate career. I remember him also mentioning that he was good letter writer, and he did get a few classmates pretty great international/national security-related jobs after graduation so I guess that was true. However, nothing in the class relates to the programs I'm applying to now. Would it be a mistake to ask for his recommendation? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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