Sample Chemical Engineering Cover Letter


Dear Mr. Reedier:
(NOTE: If specific name is not known, then use “Dear Director of Human Resources:”)
I am writing to apply for a full-time Chemical Engineering position at Colgate-Palmolive. As a
senior in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University graduating in May 2010, I am
very interested in the development of consumer products. I welcome the opportunity to bring
my research and engineering skills to Colgate-Palmolive’s products.
As you can see from my attached resume, I developed my research and engineering skills
through several internships and academic projects. During my internship at Procter & Gamble,
I developed all aspects of a prototype for a newly conceptualized oral care product. By the end
of my project, I was able to hand out samples of the product. My supervisors commended me
for my communication and creative problem solving skills, and for my ability to work well with
many different people within our development team.
I developed my leadership and interpersonal skills by being an active member of several
organizations on the Carnegie Mellon campus. As president of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers, I am in charge of planning meetings, fundraisers, activities and our
annual departmental banquet. While Service Chair for Lambda Sigma, the sophomore honor
society, I organized service activities and motivated members to participate in the service
I look forward to learning more about career opportunities at Colgate-Palmolive. If you have
any questions, please contact me at (412) 862-9999 or Thank you
for your consideration.
Polly Mer
Attachment: resume


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