I am currently doing a Master's degree in applied mathematics. I am worried though about after I complete my degree and I apply to another graduate school for an applied mathematics PhD program. While I have a good relationship with my supervisor an expect to get a good recommendation letter, most graduate schools and research award applications require three.
My question is what should I be doing now to ensure that I can easily get good recommendation letters when I graduate?
Right now I spend most of my time doing research which by it's nature in my field is a solo activity in collaboration with my supervisor. The rest of my time is being a teaching assistant, and doing a few extra circulars. I want to start working on getting good recommendations while I still have time before I graduate.
More Personal Notes
- I am in my first year, started September 2017.
- Things I do outside of research and being a teaching assistant include being part of my school's graduate society, and mentoring undergraduate students in the department.