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so I am asking two of my supervisors from the same firm.
you think that that's bad?
is this for school or work?
It's not bad, it's just not good. Don't take this as criticism, but think strategically: what kinds of letters are competing applicants most likely submitting? Typically, not two from the same place.
Can you rack your brain for someone else who could write you a decent letter?
unfortunately not. this may be a lost cause since i never developed a close relationship with any of my professors. I don't want to take the risk of asking them to write me a generic letter so since I was closer to my supervisors I chose that route.
im going to apply anyways and hope for the best : \
I think its okay. I'm sure many students were never really very close to their professors. I mean in each class of 50+ students, there will be some students who were favored by the profs. There are many who take years working before applying to Masters also. Many profs won't even know your face, let alone remember any of your projects, while many must've retired from the school entirely.
As long as you have a strong portfolio to show, good marks, and letters from your employers, you should be in a good position.
Don't let this keep you from applying. Every application package is different.
If you get in (and to anyone else in school currently): be sure to cultivate and maintain at least a couple of relationships with your instructors. It's good networking practice in general. Plus, when you do need letters (and you will), you'll have a larger, broader pool to draw from.
thanks guys, i really appreciate it.
but to continue to stick the knife into myself I dont have a stellar GRE or GPA. i just hope my portflio, my statement, and my letters really stand out.
and this very moment im battling a mild anxiety attack and a minor depression and i just want to quit.....
i'm feeling the same way man...my gpa/gre aren't very stellar...
this wait period is gonna kill me...
on GPA's, i didn't do well at all in my first 3 years, but i did well in my last year (almost straight A's). do institutions looks more favourably towards senior years?
good luck, man
do you have your portfolio posted online?
at the moment i don't. i will, however, post it when results are in.
jaw-know : most institutions look at your last two years.. Atleast in my school, they do that for grad school admission. I for one had one of the highest marks during my first year, then I slacked off, stress started to take a toll on me, depression set in, and all I cared about was making it to the next term. I'd say my GPA is borderline what schools require.
Batman, what is your GPA? From what i've read on the threads, i highly suggest you retaking your GRE. Schools look at that very seriously.