Career Services

Cover letters
& communication

Success with your job search is largely dependent on your ability to communicate professionally and effectively by email, telephone, in writing, in person during interviews and visually with your portfolio, resume and design samples.


Formatting letters and designing page layout is a matter of personal preference and should be appropriate for your major and audience. Your letters, resume, and reference page should be designed as a total package with consistency of style, typography, color, paper and layout. Many students design personalized letterhead to use as headings for both letters and resumes.  

The samples below are straightforward, traditional, and should be used to gain ideas for framework and content of your letter. Your letters should be personalized for each employer and uniquely reflect your objective, personality and qualifications. Always have at least one person proofread for you.


Other letters and communication