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Hi, 

I'm confused about Queen's requirement of 1 personal reference. I have two profs and a previous employer (not at all academic related job). Would the employer be considered personal? 

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, WWEFan12 said:

Hi, 

I'm confused about Queen's requirement of 1 personal reference. I have two profs and a previous employer (not at all academic related job). Would the employer be considered personal? 

Thanks!

Hmmm this is new for them. Anyway the answer was in the same paragraph. They make a distinction between employment and personal. I suppose volunteer related, religious leader, etc. Can always ask adcom to clarify.

 

You are required to ask 3 different individuals to provide a reference on your behalf. At least 1 of your 3 referees should be academic- or employment-related and 1 should be personal (non-academic). The third reference can be of your choosing.

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12 hours ago, WWEFan12 said:

Hi, 

I'm confused about Queen's requirement of 1 personal reference. I have two profs and a previous employer (not at all academic related job). Would the employer be considered personal? 

 Thanks!

It would be considered personal if they were to talk about your individual qualities and strengths. If they were to be talking exclusively about your work, then likely not. Best to be clear with your referee about what is asked for and to clarify with the university. It is just an email/phone call to full certainty. I recommend it. 

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I have the same question!! I emailed the med schools today, and hopefully they give me a response quickly. In the U of T admissions video they only differentiated between academic and non academic but I'm not sure about the other schools. 

Do you guys think using a volunteer supervisor from a lab (she was a grad student) count for personal? Because it's technically not employment and she isn't a professor nor has taught me in any setting? I asked her to tick off the extracurricular checkbox but don't know if that'd be okay

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On 9/4/2019 at 3:44 PM, IMislove said:

At least 1 of your 3 referees should be academic- or employment-related and 1 should be personal (non-academic)

This is terrible wording. To me, it means that one of the referees should be academic / employment related, and one should be personal / non-academic, implying that employment would be accepted as it is non-academic. 

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22 hours ago, cjalcyris said:

I have the same question!! I emailed the med schools today, and hopefully they give me a response quickly. In the U of T admissions video they only differentiated between academic and non academic but I'm not sure about the other schools. 

Do you guys think using a volunteer supervisor from a lab (she was a grad student) count for personal? Because it's technically not employment and she isn't a professor nor has taught me in any setting? I asked her to tick off the extracurricular checkbox but don't know if that'd be okay

Did they get back to you? What did they say?

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