Cover_Letter_Rough_Draft_Assignment_AnS_311_s11

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Animal Science 311 Career Preparation in Animal Science Spring Semester 2011 Cover Letter – Rough Draft - Homework Assignment The cover letter is a document that you use to “introduce” yourself (and your résumé) to prospective employers. For many students, the cover letter will be the first impression made on the person responsible for hiring (e.g., human resources [HR] specialist, company owner). The old cliché “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” is particularly relevant with respect to cover letters. Effective cover letters are very important to entice those persons responsible for making hiring decisions to look further into your credentials. For this assignment, you are asked to develop a cover letter using guidelines provided in class by the course instructor. The rough draft of the cover letter is due by 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday January 19, 2011. As you develop your cover letter, please do the following: 1. Identify your “dream internship”, and use that as the focus for your cover letter. Explicitly state the internship
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