Letter Writing

Remember your geographic ties can often be very helpful. Do not forget to contact employers from your hometown or places to which you have a geographic connection. If you have been able to make a list of employers that actually appeal to you as a result of your career exploration (networking and researching), it should be relatively easy to write a letter expressing your interest in joining them. More on writing your cover letter.

Always include a copy of your resume with your cover letter, whether sending it via regular mail or email. The general rule is that unless an employer asks for it in a job posting, you should not include references, a writing sample, or your transcript in your initial contact. The timing of your letters can be important. First years can begin sending letters as early as December 1.