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Sample Messages to Send Advisors

Please craft your own unique messages but you may use the examples below for guidance.

Career Conversation

Subject: Davidson Junior Seeking Advice on International Law Careers

Dear John:

My name is Patricia Buckingham, and I am a junior majoring in history at Davidson. I am extremely interested in the field of international law. I appreciate you signing up as an advisor on DCAN and hope we can find a time within the next few weeks for a 30-minute career conversation. My résumé is attached so that you can learn more about my background. Thank you in advance for your time and have a wonderful day.

Sincerely,

Patricia Buckingham

Résumé Critique

Subject: Davidson Sophomore Seeking Feedback on Resume for Advertising Internships

Dear Jane:

My name is Patricia Buckingham, and I am a sophomore planning to major in religion at Davidson. I would like to pursue an internship in advertising this summer and was excited to find your profile on DCAN. Thank you for signing up as an advisor and for your willingness to assist students. My résumé is attached, and I hope you may be able to review it within the next week. Thank you in advance for your time.

Sincerely,

Patricia Buckingham

Mock Interview

Subject: Davidson Junior Preparing for Sustainability Internship Interviews

Dear John:

My name is Patricia Buckingham, and I am a junior majoring in classics at Davidson. I would like to pursue an internship in sustainability this summer and was excited to find your profile on DCAN. Thank you for signing up as an advisor and for your willingness to prepare students for interviews. I hope we can find a time within the next few weeks to conduct a mock interview that assesses my ability to effectively discuss my background and my interest in sustainability. My résumé and a sample internship description are attached. Thank you in advance for your time and have a wonderful day.

Sincerely,

Patricia Buckingham

Thank you

Subject: Thank you for your guidance

Dear Jane:

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me about career paths in publishing. I learned a great deal about Simon and Schuster and our conversation has increased my interest in pursuing a career in publishing.

I plan to take your advice and follow up with additional alumni for more information about the publishing industry. Again, thank you for being part of DCAN. I truly appreciate the assistance you have been able to provide.

Sincerely,

Patricia Buckingham