Cover Letter Sample: Non-Education
UMM Mail #353
Morris, MN 56267
March 8, 2012
Ms. Jane Donahue
King Foods Division
International Multifoods Corporation
Highway 494 at Maxwell Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Dear Ms. Donahue:
Career Services at the University of Minnesota, Morris informed me that the King Foods Division currently has a customer service representative position open. Please consider this letter and enclosed resume a formal application for the above position.
As you can see from my enclosed resume, I will be a May 2012 graduate of UMM with a double major in English and mathematics. My course work in English has prepared me to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with people. This skill would be particularly helpful in handling telephone calls, trying to solve customer problems, and writing reports for the customer service department. In addition to my majors in English and mathematics, I have received a broad liberal arts education at UMM.
Referring to my resume, you will note that I have participated in various activities and experiences which have helped prepare me for the customer service representative position. As a member of the UMM Saddle Club, I designed and developed public relations materials for the club. During the summer of 2010, I was a sales representative for Northrup King and Company responsible for sales and customer service in northeastern Colorado. In 2011, I was President of the UMM Math Club and Coordinator of the Freshman Orientation Program. Both positions required that I deal with complaints and problems of diverse campus groups. I feel that my educational background and successful work and extracurricular experiences have prepared me to make an equal contribution as a customer service representative for the King Foods Division.
If there are additional application procedures, please advise me. I will be in the Newport area sometime between May 15-26 and would like to arrange an interview with you during that time. I will call your office to set an interview date. Thank you for your consideration.
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April 17, 2012
Ms. Sandra Lowenberg
Public Relations Director
Quad Graphics, Inc.
Pewaukee, WI 53072-4195
Dear Ms. Lowenberg,
I am writing in response to the events coordinator position posted on the University of Minnesota, Morris Career Services Web site. Please consider this letter and enclosed resume as an application.
As indicated on my resume, I will be graduating from the University of Minnesota, Morris this coming May and I am looking forward to a challenging career in public relations. My courses have prepared me to think creatively and envision goals in order to be an effective problem-solver. In addition to my majors in psychology and communications, UMM has helped me develop a strong liberal arts background and valuable computer experience.
My experiences and activities while attending UMM have provided preparation for the events coordinator position. As an active member of the Campus Activities Council Performing Arts committee, I have directed fundraising activities and promoted events using newspaper ads and radio spots. I have also been the student council advisor at a local high school for the past two years. This position consists of planning all homecoming festivities and coordinating other events throughout the school year. I am confident that through my education and extra-curricular activities, I have developed the leadership skills to make me a qualified candidate for the position of events coordinator.
My resume provides additional information about my education and experience. If there are additional application procedures, please advise me. I am available for an interview and would like to arrange one at your convenience. I look forward to meeting you and would like to thank you for your time and consideration.