SAMPLE COVER LETTER
Box 1988, Thiel College
Greenville, PA 16125
November 14, 2001
Mr. Robert Armstrong
Dear Mr. Armstrong:
I am interested in full-time employment as a staff accountant with Ernst & Young. I will be graduating at the top of my class from Thiel College in May 2002, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Computer Science. During the spring semester, I will be taking a CPA Review Course, and plan to sit for the exam in May. I learned of your interest in applicants through the college’s Career Center.
My academic background and work experience have provided me with the skills needed to meet the challenge of the position. I have worked in Thiel’s Business Office for three years. First, I dealt with students and their accounts as a Student Assistant, and secondly, I served as Assistant to the Controller. I was chosen for the latter not only for my strong accounting skills, but also because I am well organized, reliable, and able to communicate well with people. Working with the auditors proved to be a very enlightening experience and certainly confirmed my choice of occupation. I am confident that I have the skills necessary to benefit Ernst & Young.
Enclosed is a copy of my resume that will provide you with additional information about my qualifications and past experiences. I would like to meet you personally to learn more about your firm and employment possibilities and will contact you next week to arrange a meeting at your convenience.
Thank you for your kind consideration and I look forward to meeting you soon.