Below you will find a student cover letter example for a college student or entry level professional.
The example is suitable for recent graduates and people seeking brand-new careers.
This particular example is written specifically to a hiring manager at a company. However, it does not appear to be in response to a posting, but rather an open letter for any business analyst position.
This student cover letter provides an example of how a college student can introduce their recently learned job skills. This job seeker has a just obtained their degree, but also has past experience.
The key aspect of this cover letter is to let the reader know that they had a prestigious internship position at Goldman Sachs monitoring economic and industrial developments.
The student also highlights academic achievements such as GPA and student organizations.
Student Cover Letter Writing
Nothing is more difficult than writing a student cover letter. Most students lack experience, which means they end up with cover letters that lack content. Otherwise, the second most common mistake a student makes is that they spend too much time explaining duties in part-time jobs that have little to do with their job target. Therefore, it is important to have a specific target and explain what you learned in classes that enable you to do the job. If you are trying to become a biologist, then explain what you learned in your biology classes. This is what makes you a viable candidate.
As much as we hope job seekers can accentuate their achievements, we realize students won’t likely have many career accomplishments if any at all. Focus on transferable skills: quick learner, strong work ethic, relationship builder, problem solver. These skills should be representative of the job target (for example, artists display a more creative aptitude while accountants show a more analytical aptitude).
Student Cover Letter Sample By Resume Companion