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Would it be better to use 2 academic references or 1 academic and 1 work experience? watch

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    I'm about to graduate in July and I want to start applying for MAs. I'm about to start my second season volunteer stewarding at a theatre in London and thought this would look good on my application. Would it be better to use two academic references or one academic and one from my work experience?
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    only use the one from work exp if its relevant to the MA....
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    Two academic references are the norm
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    Two academic unless the paid work is directly relevant.
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    Depends on the quality of references and the reputation of the person who wrote it. For example (as an engineer) a good reference from a R&D Manager of a big research company (say ARM or IBM) could grant you a PhD position in almost any university in the country by itself, while a reference from a lecturer in a university would be just the norm. If the person you know in your work is known in his profession and can write you a very good reference, it's nice to have one from your work experience, otherwise don't bother.

    You should generally get a test paper copy from all the referees that you can, read them and choose which one better suits the course you're applying to.
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