Career Services

Cover Letter Writing

Cover Letter Tips

  • Always proofread your cover letters to make sure there are no mistakes. It is a good idea to have someone else look them over.
  • Each letter needs to be tailored to the position you applied for.
  • Cover letters should be original. Make a copy of the letter for your personal files and keep it with the position advertisement.
  • Single-space the body, double space between paragraphs.
  • Don't start a business letter with the word "I."

For more cover letter examples see the job search information in the career library. If you need additional help writing a cover letter, make an appointment at the front desk to see a career counselor.

Sample Cover Letters

Important Dates


Friday, September 18
Part-Time Job & Internship Fair
University Dining Room
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Resume Express Days!!
Drop in and have your resume reviewed by Lewis University Alum – Tables in the UDR (11 am – 1pm) on:

  • Tuesday, September 15
  • Wednesday, September 16
  • Thursday, September 17


Friday, January 29
ISCPA Career Fest

Friday, March 18
Career Expo