Who to ask for Reccomendations for MFA film program? (1 Viewer)

jekale

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Hi guys! I'm applying for MFA programs and I'm struggling with who to ask for recommendations. I've already gotten one professor and one extra curricular advisor who both know me well, but I need one more that is from a non-academic source.

I'm wondering which option would be better:

An old internship advisor (from a 2014 position, but I worked with her more recently when I interviewed her for a course I was taking in 2018) who I had a strong rapport with, but no contact with since 2018.

OR

A fellow recent alum from my undergrad program for whom I served as a producer on two of his student films. We are friends, but have a strong professional and collaborative relationship as well. We've discussed working on a webseries together in the near future.

I really don't have many other options as they want the references from varied sources and I was heavily involved with one activity for most of my time at school.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
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A fellow recent alum from my undergrad program for whom I served as a producer on two of his student films.
Leaning towards this one as it's more recent and it's film related and they'd probably give you a good recommendation if you have a good working relationship.
 

jekale

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Leaning towards this one as it's more recent and it's film related and they'd probably give you a good recommendation if you have a good working relationship.
Thanks for the advice! You don't think it'll matter that it's a peer? This would be for USC Stark specifically, if that changes anything. The other schools allow for more than one academic reference and I have other professors I can likely ask.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
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Thanks for the advice! You don't think it'll matter that it's a peer? This would be for USC Stark specifically, if that changes anything. The other schools allow for more than one academic reference and I have other professors I can likely ask.
I honestly have no idea if that matters. Sorry. But it is a working relationship. Would the other one be more in line with Stark? What was the internship?
 

jekale

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I honestly have no idea if that matters. Sorry. But it is a working relationship. Would the other one be more in line with Stark? What was the internship?
It was a marketing/social media internship at a large B2B corporation - my supervisor (who I mentioned) was the social media manager.

Thank you again, though. I really appreciate it.
 
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