Carrie Lydon, Associate Director of Admissions at Chicago/Booth, recently answered a question about letters of recommendation.
The substance of the question was asking what Chicago/Booth is looking for in letters of recommendation and whether or not there was a template available.
… In terms of what we are looking for in the recommendations themselves, we hope to get a better understanding of who you are, your contributions at the firm, and your strengths and areas of development. It is important to choose recommenders who know you very well and have worked closely with you so they can provide detailed letters with specific examples. Please remember that we seek professional recommendations from current or former direct supervisors, clients, or those whom you’ve worked with in a volunteer setting …
At MBA Prep School, we believe that the principles outlined in her answer equally apply to all top-tier business schools.
You can read the entire post by visiting the Booth admissions site here.