Follow-Up Letters

Follow-up e-mail if you have not heard back from the employer:

It is a good idea to send an e-mail to an employer if you have not had a response to your cover letter and resume after two weeks.  Employers receive many letters and resumes. This is a way to show the employer that you are still very interested in their company and that you have good qualifications to offer them.  It will remind them of you, and show your motivation to work for their company.

Dear Ms Powers:

I am writing to follow up on my previous cover letter and resume sent to you on October 5. As mentioned, I am a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in (the name of your major).  I am seeking a 10 week co-op or internship for the summer of 2017 using technical skills I've developed in my major .  I have done  research on (use the name of the company) and feel that I would be a perfect fit for your company because of my proven skills in (list a few skills you can use on co-op with this company).  Attached is another copy of my resume for your review.

I would like to arrange a time to meet with you to discuss a summer co-op or internship opportunity with your company.  I can be contacted at (provide your email address and phone nubmer if you have one).

Thank you very much for considering my qualifications. 

Your Name