September 16, 2011
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
I am writing this letter to recommend Ryan Alam. My experience with Ryan began in Brussels during the summer of 2011, when he joined my staff at the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations as a research intern. Though he was faced with the challenges of an international work environment, new subject matter, and demanding assignments, Ryan exhibited an eagerness to learn, a hardworking demeanor, and a commitment to excellence. He is a positive, upbeat person whose dedication to his responsibilities and enthusiasm about the future truly set him apart.
Ryan's research involved a thorough investigation of many topics, including European foreign and security policy, international governmental organizations, domestic politics within multiple countries, and North African trade relations with all pertinent international actors. He executed thorough and detailed research by translating local media outlets from their respective languages, reviewing statements made by international representatives, exploring opinions from prominent foreign policy think tanks, and analyzing trade statistics.
Throughout the course of his tenure with Egmont, he consistently delivered these comprehensive reports and detailed bibliographies ahead of schedule.
Ryan's maturity and professionalism in addition to his ability to learn quickly made him extremely valuable to the organization. For these reasons, I feel confident in his abilities and can strongly recommend him.
Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop
Director, Europe in the World Programme
Rue de Namur, 69 - Naamsestraat, 69
B-1000 Brussels, Begium
T: +32 (0) 2 223 41 14
May 13, 2011
To Whom It May Concern,
We would like to express our appreciation to Ryan Alam, who volunteered for Varianty, People In Need, from January to May 2011.
During his tenure with our non-profit organization, Ryan researched the education system within the Czech Republic, relevant policy initiatives, and administrative procedures. People in Need is aiming to eliminate the institutional segregation within the education system and to provide minorities with equal access to high standards of education. Ryan's research explored comparative education systems in similar countries in order to calculate governmental return on investment. He measured this return by analyzing unemployment benefits, income taxes, and property taxes for educated citizens. Our organization has used these statistics for the purpose of developing economic guidelines and policy recommendations for Czech institutional investment in education infrastructure. We hold Ryan's dedication and contributions to Czech society in high regard.
Mgr. Lucie Zacharová, M.A., M.B.A.
+420 224 923 072
K Rotundě 8, Praha 2
128 00, Czech Republic
September 6, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
am writing this letter to recommend Ryan Alam. Ryan
took my Marketing 307 class in the spring semester of 2009. He earned an “A" grade and
ranked 33rd in a very competitive class of 192 students. While in my
class, he consistently showed interest in the subject matter, participated
actively in the class, asked very good questions, and performed well in
individual and group projects including a real marketing plan for LA Live.
I have the highest regard for his character,
maturity, integrity, and intelligence. He gets along very well with his fellow
students and was polite and very respectful to me, his marketing professor, at
I can enthusiastically recommend him for any
program. I know he will be an excellent representative of the Marshall School of Business and the University of Southern California.
If you have any questions about Ryan, I
would be happy to answer them.
Ira S. Kalb
Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing,
Marshall School of Business