References

Typically, people you ask to act as references will know you and have observed you in various roles in your life.  As your reference, they can also play an important role in describing your skills, personal characteristics and other important information to others. How they describe you can impact whether or not you receive certain scholarships or jobs or if you’re selected for internships, or educational/volunteer programs. Our resources and staff can help you to learn about the importance references including:

  • How to work with your references (who to ask, how, when…)
  • Maintaining contact with references
  • Formatting reference sheets
  • Managing reference letters
  • Online reference procedures
  • The role of references in the internship and job selection and hiring process
  • Handling common reference related challenges