Kasey Agee

73 Progress St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 555-0100

April 26, 2010

Jane Frederick
Director of Personnel
Johnson Engineering
23 Old Tower Road
Vienna, VA 22104

Dear Ms. Frederick,

I am writing in response to your ad in the Tuesday, April 25th edition of the Washington Post for a Civil Engineer with a background in environmental systems. Based on the ad, I believe that I would be an excellent candidate for this position. I will earn a B.S. in Civil Engineering, with an Environmental Engineering emphasis on May 15, 2010.

My coursework in Civil engineering has exposed me to many facets of civil and environmental engineering. I have particularly studied soils, earth structures, and dynamics of groundwater.

During my past employment as a retail associate, I have acquired communications skills essential in dealing with the public. I have also made numerous contacts through my involvement in several professional organizations. I have gained valuable hands-on experience in relations between homeowners and the engineering industry by volunteering at a local home repair organization.

I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss my credentials with you. I will follow-up in about a week to provide any further information you might need from me. Thank you for your time, and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me if needed.


Fred Stevens


Mr. Stevens needs to be more specific about his “involvement in several professional organizations.” It would also be helpful to describe what exactly he was doing in his volunteer work. Or, rather than the 3rd paragraph, which seems a little bit irrelevant, he could describe a class project that had to do with environmental systems.

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