How to obtain letters of recommendation

You are ready to apply for graduate school or for a job, and you need some letters of recommendation.  Here are some tips that should help you get the best possible letters from faculty at SFSU.

Choose faculty members who know you well: your thesis advisor, or someone who has taught you, preferably in more than one class.
Ask each faculty member that you choose if they would be willing to write a letter for you.  Allow plenty of time- faculty are busy people and they may be writing letters for several people.
Prepare a package for each faculty member that contains the following:

If you are successful, please notify the faculty member of the schools that admitted you (or the jobs that you got) and where you will be going.  And finally, do keep in touch!  We like to hear from you.