The new grad who wrote the next letter responded to an ad that listed discretion, good organization, communication skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision as desired qualifications in the human-resources assistant position available. Note how the writer uses his extracurricular experience to show that he meets these qualifications:
- My recent success as president of Alpha Tau Omega demonstrates my leadership ability and communication skills. As head of the organization, I have been accustomed to working with little or no supervision. In my dealings with the fraternity, I have learned the value of secrecy and confidentiality. Further, I have proven that I am a well-organized, responsible, and reliable individual who excels at working under pressure.
The writers of the next letters also make good use of extracurricular experiences:
- I have learned financial, managerial, and program-development skills through my extracurricular experiences. In addition, I have developed excellent interpersonal skills, which enable me to communicate effectively. I work well with others, and I would like to be a part of your team.
While attending college, I dedicated considerable time and energy toward revitalizing AIESEC, a non-profit international student-run business organization that matches highly motivated students with paid internships to companies seeking international resources. Being part of AIESEC allowed me to share my passion for international travel by transferring the same interest and excitement I felt as a traveler to others by increasing their international exposure. This combination of international exposure and academic standing, as illustrated by my resume, makes me an ideal acquisition for Pan-Pacific Consultants.
Seeking an internship with a radio station, the next writer draws on relevant experience on campus:
- This year, as a junior at Barnard College, I have become involved in a concert promotion project co-sponsored by our marketing and music departments. This project has given me the opportunity to work closely with various aspects of the marketing field.