Career Outlook: Sample Cover Letter
Name of Outlook Sponsor
Title of Sponsor
City, State, ZIP
Dear Mr. or Ms._______:
I am a student at Wesleyan University and I obtained your name through the Career Resource Center’s Career Outlook database. I am interested in exploring the field of advertising and public relations. If possible, I would like to arrange a Career Outlook opportunity with you during Wesleyan University’s Winter Break.
Currently, I am a sophomore and plan to choose History as my major. I have experience as a student worker in the administrative offices of the History Department and as a contributing writer for Wesleyan University’s Argus. In addition, each summer since my junior year in high school, I have helped a non-profit agency with its annual fundraising event; providing support with marketing, direct mail, and set-up of the event.
My work at the above-mentioned non-profit has motivated me to explore a career in advertising and public relations. At this point, I have had an opportunity to build some exposure to the non-profit side of marketing, but now would like to see how a corporate advertising agency works. It is my hope that your Career Outlook opportunity will help me learn more about the industry and solidify my career goals.
I have enclosed my resume and a Career Outlook application. I hope that you will consider me for this opportunity. Thank you for your time and consideration.