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Advising & Rec Letters | Jennifer M. Roche, PhD

Advising & Rec Letters

Advising Instructions

Undergraduate & Graduate Student Advising - Whenever you need to set up a meeting with me to discuss your academics, please make an appointment with me (schedule here). Simply click the “schedule here” link and search my calendar for times you and I are both available. You may then click the appointment time and enter your details. If you sign-up with your kent.edu email, this will automatically add to your kent.edu google calendar. To view your appointment time on your calendar, go to google calendar on your internet browser and log in with your kent.edu email and password. To join a virtual meeting with me, please click inside the appointment time and find the link to the google meet associated with our meeting. 

 Letters of Recommendation - a Letter from Jenny to Students

Dear Students, 

If you have never interacted with me in office hours or in my lab, I may re-direct you to contact other faculty to write you a letter of recommendation. I try very hard to write personal letters of recommendations for students I know well and have had interactions with in class or in the lab. I would prefer that you not ask me for a letter in an email, but instead set up a meeting with me so I can talk with you and help guide you. You may also schedule an appointment with me, by looking at my calendar and finding a time you can meet (virtually - through video) with me (schedule here).

If you have worked in my lab or regularly attend(ed) office hours and would like a letter of recommendation from me, please email me to set up a meeting to discuss your request for a letter of recommendation. If I agree to write you a letter, please follow this list to help keep me on task so that I don’t miss your deadlines:

1. Send me reminders: 2 weeks before, 1 week before, 2 days, and the day the letter is due

2. Where am I sending the letter? If you are applying to programs in CSDCAS and/or outside of the CSDCAS system, please let me know in the email reminders. If you are applying outside the CSDCAS system, please create a spreadsheet with links and contacts to the universities and programs

3.Highlights: If there is anything you would like me to highlight in your letter (e.g., the number of extra-curricular activities, specific strengths in light of potential weaknesses, or interest in research), please also indicate that in the email reminder you send me.

You all are amazing students and I want to make sure I am able to brag about you to your prospective grad programs! Help me do that!