Cover Letter

The cover letter is where you connect your skills and previous experiences to the position and its desired qualifications. Make sure to tailor every cover letter to each job position for which you apply. This involves taking the time to think about how your strengths, interests, and background match the requirements and qualifications of the position and clearly expressing why you would be a good job candidate. Research the company and demonstrate your interest in them.

Refer to the Cover Letter Template, our Cover Letters guide, and our Cover Letter Pinterest Board for advice on how to structure your cover letter.

Recommended Reading

Cover Letters Guide, Stanford University School of Medicine

Cover Letters Guide, Columbia University

The Perfect Cover Letter, Lily Zhang, The Muse

Digital Resources

Graduate Career Services has a Pinterest Page where we have gathered a variety of carefully selected online content that may be of interest to graduate students. Check out our Cover Letters board for more tips and advice!