Cover Letter Tips 

In general

  • Research the company, know to whom you’re sending the resume.
  • Double check for typos and other errors.
  • Get the addressee’s name and title correct.
  • DO NOT send “to whom it may concern.”
  • Give permanent (home) and campus addresses, phone number and e-mail addresses.
  • Provide start and end dates.

Cover Letter

  • Customize and personalize each one.
  • WOW me! Make me honestly, and truthfully believe you’re a better candidate than the competition.
  • Think of this as a job, not just an internship. Will we view you as an employee — not “just an intern.”
  • Review the job description and speak to its points.
  • Highlight your skills appropriate for this job.
  • Say when you will follow up with a call and do it.