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Placement File & Recommendation Letter FAQ

  1. What is a placement and what does it consist of?
  2. How do I set up a placement file?
  3. Where do I get a recommendation letter
  4. From whom should I ask for a letter of recommendation from and how do I check on my recommendation letter?
  5. Can I make a copy of my recommendation letters and how do I?

What is a placement file and what does it consist of?

A placement file is an official USI document that consists of up to five letters of recommendation, it is sometimes requested by employers/school corporations to complete your application.

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How do I set up a placement file?

To set up a placement file you must first register with Career Services.  Request references to fill out recommendation forms provided by the Career Services and Placement office or use reference letterhead and have them sent to Career Services and Placement.  Check periodically that letters of recommendation have been received.  Call or stop by to request files be sent, when requested by the school.

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Where do I get a recommendation Form?

To obtain a recommendation form come into the Career Services and Placement Office and ask for a recommendation form or download the .pdf.

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From whom do I request a recommendation from and how do I check on my recommendation letters?

1. Supervising Teacher
2. Advisors
3. Instructors
4. Past Employers who can speak of your interaction with children

To check on a letter of recommendation call Career Services and Placement at 464-1865 or stop in the office in the Orr Center.

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Can I make copies of my recommendation letters and how do I?

Yes, your file is open, which means you can make copies of your file.  Stop by the Career Services and Placement office and ask for your file, you must leave collateral such as an ID or car keys, go make your copies and be sure to return the originals to Career Services and Placement.

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