My situation is the following (from an European University):
I did a semester project as part of my Master studies (MSc), which went very well (highest grade possible). The project involved theory and computer simulations, and was about 2 months long (full-time position, not paid, actually part of the curriculum).
This was +1 year ago (finished early October 2013), and since then, my former supervisor (PostDoc researcher) left academia to pursue another career path in industry. I contacted him to publish the results in academia in June, and that's why I know his current situation.
- Should I ask for a recommendation letter from my former supervisor?
A long time has past (+1 year) since the completion of the project, given its short duration (2 months).
Besides that 2-3 emails back in June, I have had no contact with him, and I'm afraid it would come as very cold to ask for the letter directly.
- What are good ways to ask for a letter in such a situation after little to no contact?
I could really use that letter, as I am at the very beginning of my career, and don't have many other options to get references
Wasn't sure about asking here or over at Academia, but since I will be applying to industry positions, I thought it would be best to post my question here.