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July 1, 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

It is my pleasure to recommend Rachel Lott for a public relations, marketing and/or communications-related position.

During the last year as an employee and prior to that during two lengthy internships, which lead to full-time employment, Rachel has initiated, managed or been highly involved in many major communication and branding initiatives. Her responsibilities have included research, planning, writing, editing, design and project management and implementation of many large projects, including all major center publications. For example, she created a new professional design for our major publications, which has improved branding for our organization.

Rachel has also been responsible for developing, managing and growing our social media outreach.  In addition to other duties, Rachel often coordinated media interviews and publicity campaigns, and took photographs or video to use in publications, social media and special programs. Lastly, she supervised and managed the work of one to two interns in our office at all times.

Rachel is a team player who is eager to take on any task and give it her full attention. She demonstrated her ability to be a team player (and a leader when needed) countless times and worked hard to help our office meet stringent deadlines while taking full-time graduate school hours in pursuit of a master’s degree. She is a strong and creative writer with great attention to detail, and balances her expertise with skills in effective design and layout.

Rachel is bright, personable, flexible and reliable. She relates well to all personalities, and makes a valuable contribution to every endeavor she undertakes. She truly has been invaluable to our organization and I am extremely sad to lose her; however, I know she will be an asset to any organization that employs her.

Therefore, it is without reservation that I recommend to you Rachel Lott for consideration as an applicant for your organization. Please contact me at 254.297.1198 or jhiggins@esc12.net if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Marshall-Higgins

Assistant Director, Customer & Marketing Support/Quality & Planning

Education Service Center Region 12 


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June 25, 2013

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing in reference to Ms. Rachel Lott.  I have known and worked with Rachel for 2 years at Education Service Center, Region 12 in Waco. 

I can highly recommend Rachel for the opportunity that you have available. She is intelligent, hardworking, efficient and an excellent communicator.  There was not a single project on which we worked that she didn’t excel.  She not only has such intellect and a strong command of language, but she has highly detail oriented with a passion for communications.  

She is a great team member and the staff at ESC Region 12 will miss her dearly.  She has the ability to communicate effectively with others and serve as a team member and a team leader. She has worked successfully in the areas of journalism, publication creation, copy writing and social media.  An added bonus for your organization would be her excellent technology skills. 

Rachel is a very talented woman, and everyone here wishes her all the best with her move.  If you need any additional information, feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Sheila Whitehead

Director - Communications, Product Development & Data


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July 25, 2013

MEMO

To:                  Prospective Employers

From:              Sara Stone, Ph.D.

Re:                  Rachel Lott

When Rachel Lott asked me to write a letter of recommendation for her, I immediately jumped at the chance. There are not enough superlatives for Rachel.  She is an exceptional employee who is adept at virtually any aspect of communications, and she brings a poise and maturity to her work far beyond her years.  Before she graduated from Baylor University last spring, she was the exceptional student who comes along once or twice in a teaching career. Her 4.0 GPA was indicative of her academic success, and her lengthy resume illustrates how well-rounded she is in her journalistic capabilities.

I first got to know her well four years ago when she came in for academic advising.  I was taken with the fact that she had planned out every course she was going to take each semester for the rest of her college career.   Rachel is a planner, an organizer and a leader. She served as editor in chief of The Round Up, Baylor’s award-winning yearbook, both her junior and senior years.  The job is huge, and she did it exceedingly well. It is a testimony to her skills that she was selected twice to serve as editor.  Rachel was a stellar student in my media law and ethics class. There were a number of really good students in the class, but Rachel’s work stood out.   She wrote like a dream, and her research papers were a pleasure to grade. I used them as a standard for grading everyone else’s.  Rachel is even more adept at copy editing, layout and design than she is at writing, if that is possible. 

In the spring of her senior year, I supervised an independent studies class for her. She created a social media manual for the Education Service Center Region 12.  It was hard to remember that Rachel was a student at that point.  Her work exceeded that of a professional in virtually every respect. This project did earn a Gold Star in the Handbook/Manual category at the 2013 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Star Awards in February 2013.

I am always impressed with her attention to detail. Rachel is working on a master’s degree that will further enhance her skills. She will make an excellent employee for any public relations firm, magazine, newspaper, television station, book publisher or website that is interested in hiring her.

I expect her to be highly competent in a competitive job environment. You can’t go wrong if you hire her, and I want to take this opportunity to highly recommend Rachel to you.


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To Whom It May Concern:

I am pleased to recommend Rachel Lott for a position with your company. She is the type of high-caliber worker for which employers are clamoring, and she is well prepared to undertake a job in public relations and marketing. 

I supervised Rachel for four years at The Round Up, Baylor University's yearbook, where she served two years as sports editor and two years as editor-in-chief. It is always risky to hire freshmen, as they cannot always manage the workload while acclimating to college life. Rachel, however, didn't miss a beat. She came onto staff with great enthusiasm and an already healthy set of writing, editing and design abilities. The demands of a university yearbook honed those skills. Rachel demonstrated steadiness, teamwork and an admirable work ethic during four demanding years, and she grew into a strong leader adept a managing a staff. 

Rachel possesses a wide range of technical and interpersonal skills, which she has employed not only in her Round Up role but also in her professional internships with Baylor's Hankamer School of Business and Waco's Region 12 Education Service Center. The quality of her work earned her the respect of her peers and her supervisors. It also caught the attention of statewide and national journalism organizations. She garnered numerous awards, including one of Baylor's first national Best of Collegiate Design awards from the College Media Association. 

Rachel has a promising future in public relations and marketing, and I have no doubt that she would be an excellent addition to your staff. Please feel free to contact me at julie_freeman@baylor.edu or 254-710-3683 if you have questions or would like to further discuss her qualifications.

Sincerely, 

Julie M. Freeman

Assistant Media Adviser

Baylor Student Publications