Cover Letters often accompany your resume when applying for part-time jobs, internships, and full-time positions. If you think of your resume as offering a quick snapshot of who you are, your cover letter provides the opportunity to expand upon your experiences and connect your specific skills and knowledge to the position.

As you detail your most related experiences, don't simply repeat the bullet points on your resume. Instead, focus on the takeaway of your experiences - as a result of a particular experience, what new skills did you develop and what new knowledge did you gain? How does this connect to what the position is calling for? We want you to be confident in your cover letter - please use the following information to assist you in developing or revising your cover letter.

Getting Started

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Cover Letters 101

View this quick 60 second overview of the basics of writing a cover letter.



What does a cover letter look like?

Not sure what information to include in your cover letter or how to format? Check out our piece-by-piece breakdown of what you need to know.

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Cover Letter Worksheet

Before you begin writing your cover letter, take some time to reflect on who you are and your experiences. Utilize this worksheet to review your experiences and jot down some notes.

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Strengths-Based Cover Letters

Integrating your top 5 themes from Strengths into your cover letter, resume, and interview

Other Types of Cover Letters

If you’re interested in a company, but they don’t have positions currently posted, you may want to send a Letter or email of Introduction/Inquiry -

We Offer Cover Letter Reviews!

If you would like to have your cover letter reviewed, please schedule a meeting with a Career Coach or Peer Advisor! If you have a time sensitive request, come in to the Pomerantz Career Center (C310) during drop-in hours from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Thursday while classes are in session.