Sample Cover Letter – Applying for Graduate Position

John Sample
17 Jones Rd
EARLVILLE NSW 4444
johnsample@example.com.au
(02) 9999 0000, 0444 555 666

30th June 2011

Sue Smart, Human Resources, Engineering Excellence Pty Ltd
116 Smith Road
DUKEVILLE NSW 4441

Dear Ms Smart

Re: Application for Graduate Engineer Professional Development Program

During my recent visit to the UNSW Career Expo 2004, I was greatly impressed with the information
provided to me by Mr. Paul White from Engineering Excellence. I was very much inspired by the fact
that you are one of Asia Pacific's largest and most experienced consulting firms and work on world
class projects. I look forward to contributing my knowledge and technical skills to the industrial
management service or building division of a multidisciplinary engineering organisation such as
Engineering Excellence.

I am a self-motivated and high achieving individual, aiming to graduate in December 2011 with a
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of New South Wales and having
achieved a high distinction average. Determined to obtain recognition as a Chartered Professional
Engineer, I am keen to express my interest in Engineering Excellence’s Graduate Engineer
Professional Development Program. My outstanding academic results and strong participation in
extra-curricular activities have allowed me to obtain the:

 UNSW Golden Jubilee Scholarship for my Bachelor studies
 TARC Engineering Scholarship for my Diploma
 UNSW Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Award 2010.

Earlier this year, I completed my industrial training program in power plant water treatment system
design. I was assigned to prepare project schedules, process planning, equipment lists and costing
for the project and have received positive feedback on my performance. I enjoyed the project
management and teamwork experience and demonstrated my initiative and my innovative thinking by
designing a more practical version of the project schedule which effectively improved communication
among the project engineers.

In addition to my industrial experience, I have been working part time to partially support myself while
equipping myself with customer service and self-management skills. I possess excellent
communication skills demonstrated through my Sales Assistant and Wait Staff part time work
experiences where I have served a multitude of people from a range of backgrounds and with
different needs.

Holding supervisory level positions in clubs and societies, such as the President of Martial Arts
Uniform Body and the Assistant Manager of the Student Welfare Committee, I have developed
strong leadership and problem solving skills. It is my hope that my experiences, together with my
strong work ethic, provide the foundation on which I can build my career with Engineering Excellence.

In summary, I am able to offer you great enthusiasm, passion and strong capabilities for advancement
in the engineering consulting industry. I very much look forward to exploring this opportunity further at
a mutually convenient time. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,
John Sample

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