Walk-in Services provide students the opportunity to talk with a career specialist.
They are on first-come, first serve basis. Please call our front desk 277-2531 to
inquire about walk-in hours for the day you would like to come in. Our hours for
walk-ins are subject to change.
Job search correspondence is more than cover letters. It encompasses all of the written communication that you might
have with an employer over the course of your job search. Career Services is available to assist you as you develop
these communication documents. You may schedule an appointment at any time to meet with a Career Development Facilitator
by calling 277-2531, or drop by walk-in hours for a quick review. You may also want to consider attending our workshop
on Resumes & Cover Letters, which is offered every semester via our Undergraduate Workshop Series. Below are a number of
resources to get you started!
Writing Professional Cover Letters
Our comprehensive guide to cover letter writing explains the components of a successful cover letter, as well as
These letters are similar to cover letters in that they are employed to express your interest in a position or organization.
However, unlike a cover letter, there is no specific, posted position to which you are applying. Therefore, the purpose of
these letters is to 1) introduce your resume and 2) network (or prospect) for potential opportunities. These letters work
well when you are interested in a specific organization or industry, and a position isn't known to exist. These letters may
be used when you have a specific contact name provided from a mutual contact (networking letter); or, when you don't know
anyone specific within an organization (prospecting letter). This is a small nuance; the tone of both types of letters is
generally the same.
These types of letters are used when some aspect of the job search process has become stalled, or when you are reestablishing
contact with someone. The purpose of these letters is to express your continued interest, refresh the memory of the recipient,
and jumpstart the process.
Thank you letters are crucial at every stage of the job search process. Most applicants won't take the time to pen a thank you letter.
The purpose of these types of letters is to express appreciation: for receiving a contact name, for taking the time to do an informational
interview, for being selected for an interview and, hopefully, a job! Whenever you receive a piece of information or someone's time,
you should send a thank you letter.