Career Services

Cover Letter Writing

Cover Letter Tips

  • Always proofread your cover letters to make sure there are no mistakes. It is a good idea to have someone else look them over.
  • Each letter needs to be tailored to the position you applied for.
  • Cover letters should be original. Make a copy of the letter for your personal files and keep it with the position advertisement.
  • Single-space the body, double space between paragraphs.
  • Don't start a business letter with the word "I."

For more cover letter examples see the job search information in the career library. If you need additional help writing a cover letter, make an appointment at the front desk to see a career counselor.

Sample Cover Letters

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Helpful Resources

Resume Review Services

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
20 minute appointments

Students can:

  • Register: On the log in page, please select "Resume Review Fall 2016" as a schedule option.
  • Walk in
  • Call (X5341)
  • Email at

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Useful Career Websites

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