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Cover Letter Writing- Undergraduate Students

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This presentation will help graduate students learn to effectively write cover letters.

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Cover Letter Writing- Undergraduate Students

  1. 1. Cover  Le(er  Wri+ng  –  Undergraduate  Students   Career Center
  2. 2. Cover  Le(er   •  Concise,  professional  document  tailored  to  a   specific  posi7on,  organiza7on,  and  industry   •  Purpose:   – Express  your  interest   – Highlight  the  skills,  knowledge,  and  quali7es  that   show  your  fit   – Demonstrate  how  you  will  contribute    
  3. 3. Agenda   •  Analysis  &  Research   •  Structure   •  Demonstrate  Fit   •  Examples  
  4. 4. Analysis  &  Research   •  Analyze  the  role  descrip7on   •  Research  the  organiza7on  
  5. 5. Analysis  &  Research:   Industry  Expecta7ons   •  Nonprofits,  Educa+on:  Speak  to  your  match   with  their  mission.   •  Finance,  Business,  Consul+ng:  Results-­‐ oriented,  conserva7ve,  brief.   •  Engineering:  Some7mes  op7onal.  Keep  it   concise  and  focus  on  the  technical.   •  Journalism,  Crea+ve,  Arts:  Make  sure  your   wri7ng  style  shines.  Show  passion  here.    
  6. 6. Structure   •  Introduc+on:  Make  your  strongest  argument   •  Body:  Connect  experience  to  qualifica7ons/ requirements  (acquired  through  analysis  &   research)   •  Next  Steps:  What’s  YOUR  next  ac7on  
  7. 7. Demonstrate  Fit:   Skills   •  Focus  on  relevant  qualifica7ons/requirements   •  Gallup’s  21st  Century  Skills:   –  real-­‐world  problem-­‐solving,  knowledge  construc7on,   collabora7on,  self-­‐regula7on,  skilled  communica7on,   technology,  and  global  awareness   •  Gallup  defines  real-­‐world  problem-­‐solving  as   (Actual  Survey  Ques7ons):   –  “Worked  on  a  long-­‐term  project  that  took  several   classes  to  complete”   –  “Used  what  you  were  learning  about  to  develop   solu7ons  to  real-­‐world  problems  in  your  community   or  in  the  world”  
  8. 8. Demonstrate  Fit:   Elaborate  on  Experience   •  Iden7fy  specific  experience  that  exemplify   qualifica7ons/requirements   •  Connect  directly  to                           role/organiza7on  
  9. 9. Examples  
  10. 10. Contact  Us   (919)  660-­‐1050   h(p://studentaffairs.duke.edu/career   Facebook.com/DukeCareers   Career Center Twi(er.com/DukeCareers    

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