Imagine a case where I wish to apply for MIT. I happened to work with a young assistant professor who finished her PhD in MIT. How much will her good words weigh in recommending me to MIT PhD program?
I am asking this because I am facing a choice in asking for recommendations:
- A recommendation letter from a more experienced full professor OR
- One from a young assistant professor who just came back from MIT?
I understand that what matters most is whether the professor knows me well or not. But for them two, I think they understand me roughly the same.