A.Though a few years may have passed since you
graduated college, you should try contacting your professors. Professors
keep records on students for years, so you might be pleasantly surprised to
find a professor or two who can write on your behalf. <p>Enroll in a class
or two so that you have a chance to get to know faculty -- and they have a
chance to get to know you. Excel in those classes and volunteer to help the
faculty with their research and you'll be on your way to a great letter.
<p>Ask a supervisor or employer to write on your behalf. A supervisor can
write about your work ethic, enthusiasm, maturity, and life experience. The
trick is ensuring that your referee understands what graduate admissions
committees are looking for in applicants. Provide your referee with all the
information he or she needs to write an excellent letter.
Include a description of your work-related experiences, why you wish to
attend graduate school, your skills and abilities -- as well as examples of
how your current work demonstrates those skills and abilities.