Sample Cover Letters

A Sample Cover Letter for an Internship

1010 Anywhere Lane
Reading, PA 19603

March 15, 2008

Ms. Amanda Paulson
Universal Orlando
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, Florida 32819-7610

Dear Ms. Paulson,

My unique mix of previous work experience and my status as a Reading Area Community College student studying marketing, make me an ideal candidate for a summer internship with Universal Orlando.

My experience in sales and customer relationship management, combined with my courses in marketing, has convinced me that hospitality marketing is a career option I would like to explore.

More importantly, an internship with Universal Orlando would be mutually beneficial. Your company has an excellent reputation for customer satisfaction, and I know that the combination of my experience, education, and motivation to excel will make me an asset to your marketing department.

I am sure that it would be worthwhile for us to meet. I will contact you within a week to arrange a meeting. Should you have any questions before that time, you may reach me via phone (386-555-2922) or via email (

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Christina Appleton

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A Sample Cover Letter for a New College Graduate

45 Lincoln Lane
Reading, PA 19601

June 10, 2009

Mr. Archie Weatherby
California Investments, Inc.
25 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Dear Mr. Weatherby,

My outgoing personality, my sales experience, and my recently completed education make me a strong candidate for a position as an insurance broker for California Investments, Inc.

I recently graduated from Reading Area Community College with a degree in business, where I was president of the Student Government Association and a Raven Ambassador.

Although a recent graduate, I am not a typical new graduate. I attended school in Michigan, Arizona, and Oregon. And I've put myself through these schools by working such jobs as radio advertising sales, newspaper subscription sales, and bartending, all of which enhanced my formal education.

I have the maturity, skills, and abilities to embark on a career in insurance brokering, and I'd like to do this in California, my home state.

I will be in California at the end of this month, and I'd like very much to talk with you concerning a position at California Investments. I will follow up this letter with a phone call to see if I can arrange a time to meet with you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


John Oakley

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