My interest in electrical engineering is long standing and my well-rounded background makes me an excellent candidate for the Electrical Engineering position. I secured an IT Analyst Internship with Credit Suisse First Boston in the summer of my freshman year, and gained exposure to the financial industry, while enhancing their software by developing search subroutine and upload script modules. As a sophomore, I served as Treasurer on the Student Council and played varsity tennis. In my junior year, I attained a position in the Student Services Office where I received first-hand experience in organization, teamwork, and responsibility. I have earned several awards while a student at Cooper Union, including the Bausch and Lomb Award for Excellence in Science, in June 2005 and Dean's List in the Fall of 2004.
What should the main points of your letter be?
First, state the purpose of your letter, the type of job you are applying for and how you heard about the company. Second, briefly say why you are interested in the position and in the company. Include what you can offer in the way of educational/work experience. Third, thank the employer for taking the time to look over your resume. Mention that you will be the one to get in touch with them to answer any questions about your resume and find out if the employer has any further questions. End by saying you hope to speak with them again in the near future.