Let me just say this forum is a lifesaver!
I'm applying to multiple schools but one of them is definitely Windsor. They need a non-academic reference and I'm having trouble choosing one. I don't have experience in the legal sector in any form. I have three options, can I get some help picking one that's the most appropriate?
1. Professor I did research for - I never took a course by this prof but I was a research assistant for her for a couple of months. Firstly, I'm not sure if she knows me well enough after only two or three months of work. Secondly, I'm worried she would be confused as an academic reference.
2. My employer - I work in retail and my store has recently (in the past two months) switched owners. She is a pharmacist and seems extremely energetic and academic, I have already impressed immensely in front of our V.P but my problem is also that I'm not sure if she knows me well enough to be willing to write one.
3. People I have babysat for - these are close(ish) friends of mine that I have worked for over 10 years. One parent is a credible engineer and I know they would be willing to write me a letter, and can testify to my community service - but not really in an academic manner. But, I've heard that asking people who have known you for too long might not play well.
I would appreciate any insight! Thanks everyone!