A cover letter is a concise, professional document tailored to a specific position, organization, and industry. The purpose of the cover letter is to express your interest in an opportunity, highlight the unique skills and qualities that make you a good fit, and demonstrate how you can contribute to their success.
Steps to Success
Learn the basics of creating an effective cover letter and begin writing a first draft. Use these Career Center Resources to get you started.
Writing a Cover Letter
Review several cover letters to become familiar with professional formatting, content, and tone. Use our library of cover letter samples as examples.
Sample Cover Letters
Get Feedback on your works in progress during Drop-In Advising.
Attend a cover letter workshop. Visit the Career Center Event Calendar during the Fall and Spring semesters to find a Workshop that fits your schedule.
Career Center Event Calendar
Handouts and Presentations on Cover Letters