Sample Cover Letters

Sample Cover Letters • Full-time position

2358 Halkirk North
Charlotte, North Carolina 28112
June 10, 201_

Mr. H. Charles Loew
Personnel Director
Price Waterhouse
1900 Central Trust Center
Anytown, NC 23202

Dear Mr. Loew:

Dr. Terry Nunley, my accounting professor, advised me to contact you directly concerning a position that may be opening in the Accounting Department at Price Waterhouse. I expect to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in June, 1994.

As my enclosed resume indicates, I have had experience in customer relations, which is a must for the accounting field today. My work included determining customer’s needs, getting them efficient responses and interacting regularly via computer with the home office.

My personal plans call for a trip to the Anytown area for about five days in late April. If I have not heard from you, I will call your office before I arrive to arrange a convenient time for an interview. Please feel free to reach me at 704-555-2323 if it would be more convenient to make an earlier appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

Patricia I. Medley


Back to Top

Sample Cover Letters • Full-time position

77 West 10th Street
Apt. 3
Charlotte, North Carolina 28111
January 24, 201_

Anthony Shields
US Air
Post Office Box 0000
Charlotte, NC 23899

Dear Mr. Shields:

I believe that I could make a valuable contribution as a customer representative for US Air. I will be graduating from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte this June with a Bachelor of Arts degree in German, which exceeds the general qualifications that you require for the position.

Throughout my high school and college years, I have held several service oriented jobs which have given me some very valuable experience that will help me as a customer representative. The past two summers I waited tables at a country club and at an amusement park evening restaurant. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people and working hard to make their lunch or dinner pleasant. I have always had very positive feedback of my work from my superiors which I believe is due to my ambitious, energetic and determined nature. With this experience in the service environment along with my language background, I believe I would be an asset to USAirways.

Please review the attached resume for further details of my work experience, leadership responsibilities and other involvement throughout my college career. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Also at this time, I would like to request a formal application and an interview date with your company. I will be contacting you next week for further details. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely yours,

Jennifer D. Riffle


Back to Top

Sample Cover Letters • Internship

655 Providence Avenue
Apartment 22
Charlotte, North Carolina 28222

March 11, 201_

Ms. Judy Schehe
Staff Assistant
Memorial Hospital
Post Office Box ABC
Anytown, NC 23440

Dear Ms. Schehe:

As an undergraduate nursing student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I am very interested in obtaining career-related experience in a hospital setting. Through the University Career Center, I have learned that you are seeking a Nursing Intern for the summer of 1994. I am aware of the outstanding regional reputation of Memorial Hospital and I would greatly appreciate being considered for the position.

As my high level of achievement in the classroom indicates, I am a very motivated individual willing to put forth the effort to do things properly. I feel the nursing program which I am currently following at UNC Charlotte, as well as my past work experience, have given me the tools and experience necessary to perform well in the field of health care.

Enclosed is a copy of my resume for your review. I understand that you will be on campus May 20th to conduct interviews. I will arrange to speak with you at that time concerning the position. Thank you for your time.


Craig A. Zeroski


Back to Top

Sample Cover Letters • Public Accounting Internship

30 East Independence, Apartment C1
Charlotte, NC 28222

February 28, 201_

Mr. William E. Storts
Arthur Andersen & Company
BBB South High Street
Charlotte, NC 28112

Dear Mr. Storts:

I am interested in an internship at Arthur Andersen & Co. for Spring, 200_. With my previous experience as a bookkeeper and accounting clerk, as well as my current position as an accounting intern in an industrial firm, I feel that I would be a qualified candidate.

At UNC Charlotte, I have taken three financial accounting courses thus far, and a computer accounting course utilizing the Lotus program. I have completed my Auditing course, which I know is a requirement for an internship at your company. My university activities include honorariums, business and social clubs, in which I was able to hold leadership positions and become involved in community work.

I am currently working at Worthington Industries as an intern. I have been coordinating and creating projects with the computer using a program called Symphony. Being the only intern, I really value the responsibility given to me. With the Image Temporary Service, I had the chance to gain accounting experience by working for different companies, including General Electric Credit Corporation. Even with minimal training, I was able to adapt to its accounting environment.

I understand that traveling will be involved and I am more than willing to travel for Arthur Andersen. I am very organized and efficient and will not quit until a problem has been solved. I will schedule an interview with you on your schedule at UNC Charlotte in May. I look forward to meeting you then.

Sincerely yours,

Mindy Lee Miller


Back to Top

Sample Cover Letters • International Student

43 W. T. Harris Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28112

February 5, 201_

Mr. John Jones
International Recruiter
Proctor & Gamble
Post Office Box
Charlotte, NC 28345

Dear Mr. Jones:

I am writing to inquire about employment opportunities for international students with Proctor and Gamble. Marian Beane, advisor to our International Student Organization at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, suggested I contact you. I am an international student on an F-1 visa and am looking for a practical training experience after I graduate in June.

As indicated on the enclosed resume, I will receive my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a double major in Accounting and Management Information Systems. My success in the classroom is evident by my 3.72 overall GPA. I have also had significant experience in computer programming and applications in my position in the Computing Services Center on campus.

My long-range goals are to remain in the United States and I am seeking an opportunity with a large, reputable company that would be willing to sponsor me for an H-1 visa and could benefit from my cultural background in the Far East. I am a very focused worker and am eager to dedicate my career to a company in the United States. which rewards hard work.

I will contact you the week of March 3rd about the possibility of an interview. If you should need further information before then, please feel free to call me at 704-555-2345, any day after 4:00 PM I look forward to the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Julia Chen


Back to Top

Career Hits

Mock Interview Program University Professional Internship Program