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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Decision Resource


Research Analyst


It is with great enthusiasm that I submit my application materials for the Research Analyst position at Rutgers University, which was posted on linkedin.com. My experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative research through educational coursework and work experience makes me the ideal candidate for this position.

As a Political Research intern for Susquehanna Polling & Research, I have gained first-hand analytical experience by providing day-to-day initiatives independently and as part of a team. During my time as an intern, I assisted the VP of Research with the coordination, facilitation, and advancement of research related priorities and other initiatives as requested by research teams and clients. I processed and analyzed large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data using programs such as IBM SPSS and Microsoft Excel. Most of the data I analyzed were from public opinion surveys (mostly political). I conducted statistical analyses such as:

In addition, PowerPoint templates and word documents, which included tables, figures and graphics were generated in order to effectively present research results for the VP of Research and potential clients. I also attended PR events on behalf of the company and had the pleasure of representing SP&R at the annual National Federation of Independent Business conference.

My involvement in leadership roles during my time as an undergrad has allowed me to develop additional skills that would be useful to the internship. As a resident assistant, my interaction with diverse students has strengthened my communication skills. Administrative work such as programming proposals and bi-weekly meetings with my supervisor demonstrated my ability to effectively interact with individuals at senior levels.

I am confident that I will be a valuable asset to Rutgers University, bringing a unique collection of professional and personal experiences and a high level of interest. I look forward to speaking with you in order to further discuss my qualifications for the position. Thank you in advance for your consideration. 

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