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Example of a Letter Requesting a Reference

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Example of a letter requesting a reference from a mentor or an advisor. This letter can be sent via email or paper mail. If you request a reference via email, include the following in the subject line of your message: Your Name - Reference Request.

Example of a Letter Requesting a Reference

Subject: Jessica Angel Reference Request

Dear Ms. Excellent,

I am writing to you to request that you provide a reference for me as I begin my job search. As you know, I will be completing my graduate studies this spring, and have found several exciting opportunities that I am exploring.

As my undergraduate thesis advisor and mentor, I believe that a reference from you would provide a potential employer with information to recommend me as a school counselor.

If you need any additional information, please contact me via email or phone.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Sincerely,

Jessica Angel
555-123-4567
jessicaa@aaa.com

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