Text Version of the Recent Graduate Cover Letter Sample
(Name of Hiring Manager, Title)
(Name of Company)
(City, State, Zip)
Dear (Mr. or Ms.) (Last Name),
Enthusiasm, dedication, and desire – as a recent graduate with a degree in (i.e. engineering), these are three of the qualities I would bring to the position of (position title). I am eager to apply my academic achievements to my career aspirations in (career field, i.e. mechanical engineering) and am confident that my intensive studies and experience align perfectly with your posting for a (job title).
The work I have accomplished thus far, has allowed me to demonstrate strong leadership, creative thinking, and an unmatched determination that would make me a valuable contributor to the growth of (company name). While completing my degree I (worked, volunteered, tutored, etc) which further broadened my skill set to include (i.e. relationship management, strategic planning, and communication), all of which would be transferable into the (position title) position.
Additionally, I was actively involved in (i.e. the student engineering association) and regularly participated in professional conferences and seminars. (I was part of a student team that was chosen to represent our school at the National Student Engineering Association annual conference where we presented our senior project and were recognized as “Up and Coming Engineering Professionals”.)
I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to meeting with you to discuss the strengths I would bring to your organization. My resume is attached which further details my qualifications. Thank you for your consideration.
Additional cover letter samples for students and new graduates:
Additional resume samples for students and new graduates:
- Business Student Resume
- Business Student Resume (Aiming for Position in Consulting or Investment Banking)
- Internship Application Resume