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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Bucknell University


GIS Analyst

Dear Hiring Manager:

I am writing to apply for the position of information technician II at Bucknell University as advertised on Monster.com. I just graduated from ABC University with a Master of Science degree specializing in Geographic Information Science (GIS) in May. According to your job description, my skill sets and career goals match this position remarkably well.

The following list highlights my skills that I believe will allow me to make an immediate and valuable contribution to Bucknell University.

Programming Skills

I am a sufficient programmer in Python, R, HTML/CSS and JavaScript. I often use Python and its GIS-related packages to speed up geospatial analysis with batch processing and to accomplish the functions that are not available on GIS software. HTML/CSS and JavaScript allow me to fulfill GIS web mapping applications.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

I am very get used to working in an academic environment as I have a lot of experiences of assisting and communicating with professors. My most recent experience is working as a research assistant in ABC College. My responsibility is to perform GIS web mapping applications and describe the technical solutions to non-GIS audiences.

I believe my academic background and my research/work experience make me an excellent fit for this position. I am confident that my skills and character will contribute to Bucknell University significantly. I have attached my resume for your kind perusal and ask for the opportunity to interview with you at your early convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.



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