Write a Cover Letter

Cover letters allow you to express your interest and enthusiasm in the position and the possibility of working for the organization. A great cover letter does more than just restate what is on your resume. Have your cover letter reviewed by a Career Peer Advisor during Express Advising Hours or by scheduling an appointment with a Career Educator through Handshake. Use the resources and advice found here to craft your cover letter before having it reviewed by an OCE member.

Is a Cover Letter Necessary in 2022? Do I Need a Cover Letter?

Asking yourself “Do I need a cover letter?” We surveyed 200 hiring decision-makers to find out if cover letters are still important in 2022.

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cover letter is an important tool that lets you show that …

By Kiersten Borkert
Kiersten Borkert Career Counselor
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5 Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid so Your Job Application Stands Out

A cover letter isn’t a mere formality—those in charge of hiring actually read them. And if your cover letter isn’t up to snuff, your application may head straight to the reject pile. Here are 5 cover letter mistakes to avoid so that your …

By Mary Kate Sheridan - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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3 Keys to Writing Cover Letters That Stand Out

It’s a myth that high quality job openings are few and far between thanks to Covid. The truth is, despite the economic uncertainty created by the pandemic, there are many great openings out there. And to get them—or, at least, …

By Natalie Fisher - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Learn How ID125:Strategic Career Planning Helped Madison Costigan

In the February 7, 2022 edition of Arcadia News, student Madison Costigan wrote of their experience in Professor Cynthia Nichols’ Strategic Career Planning course. Professor Nichols is also the Associate Director of Career Education and brings invaluable knowledge and expertise …

By Maeghan Myers
Maeghan Myers Graduate Student Assistant
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