SAMPLE COVER LETTER

P.O. Box 16290
Baton Rouge, LA 70893
mgibson@braveheart.com

Office of Admissions
A.B. Freeman School of Business
Goldring/Woldenberg Hall, Suite 401
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5669

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing in regards to the MBA program offered at your school. I am extremely interested in attending Tulane University because of its reputation, MBA program ranking, diverse student body, and location. Being a graduate of Louisiana State University with a 3.25 GPA, I believe I would be an excellent candidate for graduate school.

To acquire experience, I maintained a part time job for two years with Accounts Receivable in the Department of Residential Life. As an accounting assistant, I learned new software, which will be very beneficial in the future. I also learned to analyze aged balances and manage accounting records. The knowledge I gained from the position reinforced my dream of becoming a CPA.

Not only did I hold a part-time job, I also acquired leadership skills through various organizations. I am a co-founder of the Native American Student Association and have held the positions of vice-president and president. In the LSU Army Scotch Guard I held the position of Army Executive Officer. Other organizations I have been involved in during my four years at LSU include Miller Hall Government, Student Alumni Association, and the Arts and Sciences College Council. 

Because of my experience as an accounting assistant, my leadership abilities, and my desire to attend Tulane, I am certain these qualifications and my résumé will prove I am the type of student you are looking for. I would be pleased to have the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you. My phone number is (225) 334-5270. Thank you for reviewing my application and for your consideration in this matter. 

With deepest regards,

Melvin Gibson