Architect Intern Cover Letter Examples

can anyone check my motivational letter and send it to me on my id,

fahad0071993@hotmail.com

Muhammad Fahad Mohsin                                                                         Flat # 12, Prince Arcade,

F.B. Area Block # 7, Karachi, Pakistan.

E-Mail: Fahad0071993@hotmail.com

February 12, 2017

Tempus Public Foundation

H-1077 Budapest, Kéthly Anna tér 1. 
Postal address: H-1438 Budapest 70, PO Box. 508. 

Phone: (+36 1) 237-1300, fax: (+36 1) 239-1329 

Subject: Motivation letter for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship

Dear Selection Committee,

With this letter, I would like to apply for a Master program in Mechanical Engineering which is going to be start in September, 2017. Currently, I have been working in Agriauto Industries Limited as a Development Engineer. I have attended my Bachelor degree in Automotive Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology, in Pakistan. These four years of Bachelor`s program formed the basis of my perseverance towards achieving an in-depth knowledge in the aspiring field.

Through my previous research work experience in Automotive Engineering, I have accrued great knowledge of designing a braking system for light vehicles like cars and Sport Utility Vehicles in which it can easily equipped with latest electronic systems; Antilock Braking system (ABS) and Traction Control System (TCS) and it is a remarkable achievement that undergraduate student design vehicle braking system under the guidance of his advisor by using modern CAD Software and perform analysis on simulating software like ANSYS. In my current workplace, I am also learning how to use CAD software and implement engineering designs (including safety requirements and engineering standard practice) in professional environment, which is also having a link with my final year project of Bachelor studies. I am very excited after reading about Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship that it is Hungarian state financed scholarship for International Students, providing scholarship in various academic programs and it also include Master Program of Mechanical Engineering which I want to pursue for my further studies I am sure that it is the course that will aptly suit my appetite.

My decision to continue my further studies in Hungary is underscored by my desire to be a part of the master’s program at your institution. The pioneering works going on at the department, which include the development of Latest Happening and how to go ahead for solutions, perfectly match with the field of my interest. I specially appreciate the wide range of offered modules and the freedom in making your study plan. The interdisciplinary nature has convinced me in taking this decision as it is the ideal choice for an exciting research career. At the same time, it makes me confident to contribute to the ongoing research work at your department. By working under the guidance of distinguished faculty, I shall certainly be able to exploit my potential to the fullest.

Good reputation and assurance of quality education, conjointly forces me to reach there because one can not only fulfill his academic needs but also secure bright future. Knowledge gained on the studies at your institute, I see as an extraordinary career opportunity to interact with students and scholars from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds coming from around the World.  Moreover, I perceive networking as very important step for integration of different ideas and perspectives pertaining to diverse issues.

I am confident that the erudite faculty would not only empower my career development, but would give me the framework to utilize skills & enthusiasm concurrently. It will broaden my horizons and provide me an opportunity to be a part of that intellectually stimulating environment where my talents will put to optimal use. I would therefore, feel obliged to be able to secure admission in your prestigious university as a substitute I am sure that I will match all the credentials and will be able to maintain high standards at your varsity.

Thank you in advance for considering my application, and I look forward to a favorable reply.

Sincerely,

M. Fahad Mohsin

Sample Architecture Cover Letter

Here is a sample cover letter that you can use as a starting point. However, remember you are selling your unique story.

UPDATE FROM BRANDON 3/7/2017:

Hi there, just a quick note before you read the example. Since this article has become very popular (#1 on Google) I have seen many word-for-word copies of this architecture cover letter in a lot of applications. I don't mind it being copied but you are doing yourself a disservice because all of the hiring managers know about this article. "Here is another Brandon cover letter". Please just use this as a reference for you own voice and experience. Thanks!

This is a business letter so use formal block formatting (not indented) paragraphs. Don't forget to include your contact information in the header or footer. Just email and phone number are acceptable, your mailing address is not necessary. 

Download the example documents for a formatted sample. 

[insert your contact information in header or footer]
October 12, 2015
Mr. Chris Anderson
Design Director
ABC Architects
145 Main Street
Boston, MA 02108
Dear Mr. Anderson:
With this letter, I wish to express my strong interest in working with ABC Architects as a Junior Designer. After three years in design and construction, I believe I would bring several areas of competence to ABC Architects. My resume detailing my professional background is enclosed for your review and consideration.
In my current position, I manage a team of designers and coordinate various consultants and work streams under demanding deadlines. I have contributed to the design of numerous high-rise projects including the First Bank Tower in New York and the Finance Office HQ in Dallas.
Through these and other projects detailed in my resume I am experienced with building materials and systems, sustainability techniques and construction administration on complex projects. I have extensive experience with a broad range of design and management software including AutoCAD, Sketchup, Revit, 3DS Max and Adobe Suite.
I would very much like to speak with you about the designer opportunities and the ways you can utilize my expertise. Please expect my call on Thursday, October 15th to arrange a convenient time to discuss. I look forward to speaking with you about this opportunity.
Sincerely,
James M. Smith
[insert your contact information in header or footer]

Notice it does not say, “I look forward to hearing from you” or “Please call me at your earliest convenience.” You need to be firm and show initiative at this stage.

Submitting the cover letter

There are generally three ways to submit your cover letter:

1. Email
2. Website submission
3. Mailed hard copy

Email Applications

I generally recommend you include the cover letter in the body of the message if you are applying by email. By keeping the cover letter as part of the email it takes out one step from clicking on two or three separate attachments (cover letter, resume, and sample portfolio.)

There are several options in submitting your application by email, I will have a look at these options and discuss the pros and cons of each method.

Here are the three main “ingredients” of your application

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Sample Portfolio

Option 1: Cover letter in body of email, resume and portfolio attached separately

Pros:

  • Makes it more likely the recipient will read your cover letter if it is just included in the email as opposed to opening the cover letter attachment.
  • Keeps the resume and sample portfolio separate so the formatting can be different.
  • Makes the package more interesting instead of opening the attachment and seeing a letter, instead of a portfolio image or a well formatted resume.

Cons:

  • The above benefit of the resume and portfolio separate could also be a disadvantage because it creates two separate attachments, increasing the chance they won’t both be opened.

Option 2: Cover letter, resume and portfolio attached separately

Pros:

  • Allows different formatting for each document.
  • Allows the hiring manager to skip to whichever document he or she is looking for.

Cons:

  • More things to open and/or lose

Option 3: Cover letter, resume and portfolio combined into one attachment

Pros:

  • Easier to keep track of just one document, but if this email does not include a compelling email body cover letter then the attachment may not be opened at all.

Cons:

  • If you also include the cover letter in the email body AND the attachment it appears redundant when you read the email then open the pdf. This can make it a little trickier if you have different formatting between the three documents, from portrait to landscape for example. However it can make it a little easier for the hiring manager to print or forward if it is all-in-one document.

Website submissions

Some of the large architecture offices will have application submissions on their website. For cover letters in this situation there are generally two options:

1. Attaching a pdf cover letter
Always go with this option first. If they only offer a cover letter text box then that becomes a formatting issue.

2. A text only box
This is usually a plain text box that does not allow formatting, you need to have your cover letter formatted for both html and plain text when applying so they are both clearly readable.

Mailed hard copy

I generally don't recommend submitting hard copies of your applications. However, if you insist on snail mail be sure to print your cover letter on quality white bond paper (that matches your resume) and sign it.

You may want to send it in a waterproof envelope to reduce the chance of it getting wet.

I hope you found this information on architecture cover letters helpful for your next application.

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