First impressions do count when you are trying to find a job or internship. How you present yourself to a prospective employer through your Letter will, more often than not, determine if you are called for an interview.
A cover letter (which may also take the form of an e-mail message, with resume attached) introduces you to an employer and states why you are interested in the position or company. It is an opportunity for you to sell yourself by showing the employer what you can contribute (education, skills, experience). Include a cover letter with every resume you send!
Review this video and 'Quick Tips', then write your letter! Want some feedback? Contact the Career Services staff!
Below are links to additional resources to help you create an impressive cover letter.
Learn what makes a good cover letter plus many more tips.
Tips on how to write a great letter.
Resources from College Grad.
A comprehensive guide to writing cover letters, with more than 100 pages of information and examples.
Letter writing tips and resources.