Resources for Adult Learners: Cover Letters and Professional Summaries

Peirce College provides a number of resources that help students achieve their post-college goals. One of those goals is securing a career. Perfecting your resume is an important step as you make your dreams a reality.

Here are some sample cover letters and professional summaries offered by Peirce’s Career Development Services (CDS) Center—two great ways to present your strengths and experience to a hiring manager.

Sample Cover Letters: A cover letter is like a book cover for your resume—your opportunity to provide an employer a preview of what your resume presents in more detail. It includes your skills, experiences, and goals.

Summary of Qualifications: Everyone lists objectives. Stand out by underscoring your skills and accomplishments at the very top of your resume!

For more information on cover letter writing and other career topics, visit or e-mail Career Development Services.