When you start working on your cover letter, make sure it marches your résumé, including design and setup. Use the same font and header on both documents.
Below is a sample cover letter so you can get a sense for how the text should read to a recruiter. Be sure to schedule an appointment with Career Services so that we can help.
Mr. Tryto Findaname
One Boston Scientific Place
Natick, MA 01760
Dear Mr. (or Ms.) Findaname:
I am writing to apply for the R&D Engineer position posted on the Boston Scientific Careers website. As a senior in the Biomedical Engineering program at the University of Hartford, I am very interested to become involved with a company that develops medical devices for a variety of tasks and environments. I feel that my professional background and educational training would make me a valuable asset from the onset to Boston Scientific.
I have completed several internships which have allowed me to develop the ability to analyze data, identify basic problematic issues, and create solutions. During my internship at Hartford Hospital, I had the opportunity to integrate many different medical devices into the hospital network. My experience in communicating with both the technical and medical staff of the hospital is a skill that would be valuable to your operations at Boston Scientific. During a design project at the University, I also had the opportunity to assist in the design and implementation of a lift that would assist hospitals to move individuals and equipment into, and out of, a rehabilitation pool.
I would be happy to discuss my qualifications for the position during an interview. If any additional information is needed, please feel free to contact me. Attached you will find my résumé as instructed by the job posting. Thank you for taking the time to review my application and I look forward to hearing from you soon.