PLAN Workshop - Great Cover Letters for Effective Applications

Cover letters are often a hiring committee’s first impression of a job candidate. Well-written cover letters effectively overview a candidate’s strengths and clearly demonstrate fit for an open position. This workshop will focus on the conventions of cover letters for both academic and professional jobs. We will discuss purpose and audience, provide strategies for writing multiple cover letters, and share examples from successful academic and professional job searches.  This session will be hybrid, students will be asked if they will attend in-person or remotely. 

Learning Outcomes

During the workshop, participants will:
Analyze the purpose and audience of cover letters
Learn conventions for cover letters for academic and non-academic positions
Develop strategies for managing the application process

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Cassandra Book is the Associate Director of the UofL University Writing Center. She has facilitated a variety of workshops for UofL undergraduate and graduate students. Workshop topics include personal statements, scientific writing, six word memoirs, literature reviews, thesis statements, poster presentations, abstracts, APA, and MLA. Her research interests are writing teacher development, diversity in writing programs, and feminist research methods.

Tuesday, September 21 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Graduate School Conference Room




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