DaniSwede Posted November 14, 2015 Share Posted November 14, 2015 Hi all, I am applying to graduate school for public health and hope to start next year. The problem is that I don't quite have anyone to ask for a letter of recommendation from, and I need three. I moved a lot throughout my undergraduate years so went to several community colleges before attending a university where I only spent two semesters on-campus before doing my last one online. This means I don't have a single teacher I took for more than one class, and it's been a few years since I talked to any of my professors. On top of that I was definitely a quiet student and did not work closely with anyone. It's to the point where maybe it's best if I hold off on applying for another year to get to know potential letter writers better, though I'd prefer not to. Here are my current options. Is it even worth asking? 1. A professor I took for epidemiology whom I talked to a bit through email and I earned an A in the class. I chose him since we did chat a bit and he would have an interest in the program I am applying. Cons: I took the class online and it's been three years. If I contact him then I would send my final research paper along so maybe he remembers me. 2. Volunteer lead for medical corps. However, though we have talked through email and she is aware of my volunteer activities, I have only been with the organization since August and never actually met her since we volunteer with other volunteers not directors. 3. Volunteer lead for Red Cross. The woman that I have volunteered a bit with and talk to through email isn't even the main volunteer director though, and again only been with them since August too. My jobs since graduating college have nothing to do with public health. Is it worth a try to ask the people above, or just hold off until next year (which I'd hate to do)? Feeling a bit hopeless about this, everything else is in order besides the LORs. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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