CUIP Requires 1 letter of recommendation (personal, academic, or professional) 

The letter of recommendation will be uploaded by the applicant along with other documents through Handshake. These should be PDFs - with the recommenders signature if possible.

How to Request a Reference Letter: 

  • Ask for a reference letter from people who know you and your capabilities, such as professors, community college instructors, advisors or counselors, job/internship/volunteer work supervisors, or influential friends who have known you for a long time. Relatives are not a good choice.
  • Give your letter writer a copy of your resume so they know what you have done.
  • Be sure to give the people you ask enough time to write the reference letter; a minimum of at least one month would be appreciated.
  • Tell the people who agree to write letters for you about what type of internship(s) or job(s) you are interested in so they understand what they could write that would help you to achieve those goals. 
  • Once you receive your reference letter, send the writer a thank you note. You should also let the writer know about your subsequent success and how much their letter helped you to attain your goal.
  • For more information about Recommendation Letters.