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Cover Letter Guide

The cover letter is an individually addressed letter that explains your interest in an employer and why you are a strong fit for a position. A cover letter accompanies a resume and, therefore, should highlight your strengths (as appropriate for the position), but not repeat your resume. This letter should be interesting. Give specific examples to back up the strengths you wish to highlight and be clear about the aspects of the position and/or organization that interest you.

Review our Cover Letter Guide (PDF)/ Cover Letter Guide (Sharefile) to learn about the steps involved in addressing, writing, reviewing and sumitting a cover letter. The guide also contains multiple samples from students who received job and internship offers.

For additional cover letter tips, you can visit our cover letter board on pinterest.