A cover letter is a one-page document, typically in business letter format, that you send to a potential employer when you are applying for a job or internship. It should grab the employer’s attention and point out why they should contact you for an interview. Cover letters should be professional, well-written, and tailored to the position.


If you need assistance or would like to have your cover letter reviewed, bring a printed copy to the Division of Career Pathways during Drop-In Advising hours, Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (12:00 – 2:00 p.m. during summer).