The hunt is on. Graduation is over, as are my student loans, and faced with the daunting task of locating a job in my field of study, I thought it might be a good idea to check out the job fair being held at the Reliant Center. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew it would be the first fair I attended without being offered cotton candy and funnel cake.
I arrived with two of my unemployed friends, anxious and hopeful about finding jobs. The first booth I saw was for the Houston Chronicle, and a slight smile spread across my face – if I was going to find anything at this job fair, it would be at that booth.
I thumbed through the blue packet listing various job openings and quickly found two positions that were right up my alley – Features Reporter and Copy Editor. I handed the lady behind the booth my resume, gave her a firm handshake, and walked away reluctant to visit any other booth. I had found what I was looking for.
My name is Lindsay Niemann, and I am a recent graduate from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. I obtained my BA in communication and have experience in newspaper layout, writing headlines, and copy editing. I was the assistant design editor for the college newspaper, the UHCLIDIAN, and worked as an intern for the Clear Lake Citizen, a weekly newspaper where I mostly wrote feature articles. I have a portfolio featuring my published articles and layout designs that I would like to present during an interview, but I have sent two samples of my work.
Although the position I would most like to fill is the Features Reporter, I would also like to be considered for a copy editor position.
Thank you for taking the time to read this long-winded cover letter. I look forward to hearing from you.