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ROBERTA BENFORTE (605) 665-5841

6778 N. Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ 85245

September 22, 2014

Dr. First name Last name
Director of Membership | Phoenix Convention Center
5338 E. Lean Parkside Road | Phoenix, AZ 847889 |
P 850 486.8781 F 880 691.8555

Dear First name Last name,

I am writing this letter in response to your advertisement for an internship position for the
Phoenix Convention Center. We met after your presentation in Dr. Weber's class Leadership and
Professional Development (CDR 403). I was very impressed by your speech and I am highly
interested in an internship with your company. I am seeking to complement my previous experience
in coordination and execution of events and extensive knowledge of event planning with an Event
Services internship to further develop skills in the area of corporate and nonprofit events. My values
and goals greatly align with the mission and core values of the Phoenix Convention Center to foster
environmental conservation through stewardship, authenticity and accountability.

I am an Arizona State University student majoring in Tourism Development and
Management. I have previous experience and education in the coordination and planning of events
and I have exceptional organizational skills. I am passionate about sustainability and environmental
preservation and conservation. I have strong work ethics and great interpersonal skills, being able to
work effectively as a team member and independently. I have worked closely with the catering
manager, activities director and director of membership during my previous internship at the
Country Club at DC Ranch and became knowledgeable in the areas of event and banquet setups,
mid-event management, tear down and development of activity programs. Therefore, I believe that
my education and experience qualify me for the intern position at your company.

Some of the assets I would bring to the Phoenix Convention Center are:
Excellent customer service orientation skills with individual from diverse backgrounds
Competent as a good communicator and listener
Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
Successful networking and time management abilities
Great organizational and multitasking skills
I believe my education and my work experience in event planning as well as my passion for
environmental preservation, work ethics and commitment will help further your departmental goals
and the mission of the Phoenix Convention Center. I would very much like to be a part of your team
and I look forward to the opportunity to further discuss how I might contribute to your firms goals.

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I can be reached at (604) 644-5768 or to set up an appointment at a convenient
time. I will follow up in a week to verify you have reached my application.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting with you.

Respectfully yours,
Roberta Benforte

Roberta Benforte
Event Services Intern