Sample cover letter for Internship position at Pinterest
Dear Recruiting Manager,
I am a diligent, self-motivated and analytical computer science graduate student at Arizona State University.I am writing to express my interest in the Software Engineer(intern) position at Pinterest. I learnt about this opportunity through LinkedIn Jobs section. Pinterest is a unique social networking platform that promotes creativity and ideas and connects people with common interests, and this is what excites me about working at Pinterest where creativity is valued. I have worked on a variety of projects in various domains such as cloud, collaboration, mobility etc and have been recognized on several occasions for coming up with creative solutions during my career.
As an avid software developer, I have taken up many hobby projects as well. I love developing Mobile applications for Android and currently working on a open source music streaming app that will allow local bands and musicians showcase and promote their music for free and music lovers can get to enjoy regional music based on location based recommendation system.Also developed a twitter client that can sort and filer your tweets that removes the clutter on your timeline and presents only most important tweets for you.I am constantly on a lookout for opportunities where I can upgrade my skills and learn new technologies.
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Thomas J. Smith
55 Northern Road | Sometown, NY 11375
Phone: 555-555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Targeting an Internship or Entry-Level Opportunity in...
- Upcoming BSSE graduate offering a strong foundation in software engineering and programming principles across multiple platforms.
- Experienced in object-oriented programming; developing, testing and debugging code; designing interfaces; and administering systems and networks.
- Quickly learn and master new technologies; successful working in both team and self-directed settings.
ABC COLLEGE -- Sometown, NY
Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BSSE), 108/120 credits completed
- Academic Honors: ABC College Program Achievement Citation (2011), Dean’s List (3 semesters)
- Senior Software Engineering Capstone Design Project (in progress):
- Project Scope: Currently working as part of a five-member team on next-generation rollout of robot control software for DEF Company, a technology research company specializing in robotics. Analyzed functional requirements, developed code and currently testing software applications.
- Tools: Visual Studio .Net, C# and ASP.Net
- Java Programming & Data Structures
- Wireless Mobile Software Engineering
- Object-Oriented Design
- Database Management Systems
- Information Security
- Assembly Language Programming
- Computer Organization and Architecture
- Software Engineering Process Management
- Enterprise Software Overview
- Software Quality Testing
- Network Security
- Distributed OS
- Human Computer Interface
DEF TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE -- Sometown, NY
Associate of Science in Computer Science, May 2009
ABC COLLEGE -- Sometown, NY
Help Desk Technician, October 2011 to Present
- Provide networking and desktop support, account maintenance and printing assistance to students and faculty. Troubleshoot and resolve complex technology problems as the “go-to” person for IT issues.
GHI COMPANY & JKL COMPANY -- Sometown, NY
Barista,2009 to 2010 (seasonal)
- Excelled within service-oriented positions (concurrent with college studies), delivering premium customer service and attracting repeat customers.