Entry-level Engineer Cover Letter
This applicant recently graduated with his BSEE degree but had already gained valuable professional experience. He mentions also his recent experience and his Engineer in Training credential.
Sample Entry-level Engineer Cover Letter
March 10, 2010
123, X Street, Y Avenue,
Dear Mr. Anderson:
The background and professional experience I can offer in reply to your ad for an entry-level engineer may prove ideal for your needs. I say "professional experience" because I have worked steadily throughout college, functioning as a professional engineer. Combine that professional experience with my recently earned Engineer in Training (EIT) credential and BSEE, and you have a fully equipped engineer ready to present your firm with advantages others may not offer.
For example, as a project engineer for an electrical company with $200M gross annual revenues, I acquired strong leadership and interpersonal skills. My experience with this company trained me to think on my feet while under high-pressured schedules that required quick assessment of key factors involved with project management, such as estimating and resource management. Dealing with the diverse concerns of management, unions, and customers, I have become adept at operating with the proper mix of authority, diplomacy, and tact.
While working in this demanding position, in which I held sole responsibility for project success or failure, I held down a full college schedule, achieving a 3.53 cumulative GPA. My formal academic training in electrical engineering provided me with a thorough foundation in principles that affect the business of engineering.
Let us arrange a convenient time to discuss further Fording's needs and my qualifications. I will contact you in a week to see about scheduling a meeting. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you.
Very truly yours,