References v. Letters of Recommendation

I often get asked about references (who to ask and how to set them up) and also about letters of recommendation (who to ask and what’s the difference anyway?). This is a copy of a document my colleague put together that I’ve changed slightly to fit the teaching profession. It’s kinda long, but full of good information. Hope this helps!

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Finding our purpose as a professional is so important…and many of us go into education because we want to “help people.” It’s always good to know that what you’re doing is making a difference in the world and that you are truly helping others succeed. Read on for a wonderful article.

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Strong teachers are the single most important factor in a student’s ability to succeed in school, according to multiple studies reported by the U.S. Department of Education. MSU’s College of Education has established a reputation for excellence and visionary thinking in its efforts to improve teaching and learning across our nation and world.

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Being Financially Savvy After MSU

Now that you have accepted, are getting ready to accept, or will soon be making a decision on a new job, there is so much to learn when it comes to financial planning. Whether it’s investing in a 401K, paying off student loans, or buying a new house or car, you need to be smart with your money.

MSUFCU has some great resources for young professionals that are available – for free –  to both members and nonmembers. Learn from financial experts how to more efficiently pay off your loans, create a useful budget, or determine your credit score. Financial 4.0 offers free, useful, and relevant financial tools to young alumni online or via app.

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Want to get a head start on planning for your first year in the “adult world”? Try this article: Planning for Post-Grad Life.