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Examples of Compelling Cover Letters

Let’s look at a couple of high-quality cover letters so that you can see how the energy you put into writing one pays off in an attractive, compelling final document.

(Note: The first letter, by Madeline Miller, includes some helpful notations.)

Drop-in Cover Letter Reviews: Available to All CLA Students

Stop by CLA Career Services any weekday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to get your résumé reviewed! (Note: Summer and holiday hours are any weekday between 12 and 4:30 p.m.) Our peer advisors have special training in this area. We also review cover letters.

This is a free drop-in service available to all students in the College of Liberal Arts. You can just stop by—you don't need an appointment.

Bring a draft if you have one, or print it here. We'll help you develop it and improve it. If you don't have a draft, we'll help you get started!