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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Hewlett Packard


Internship - Products

Dear Sir, 

I enjoyed meeting you at the Duke Career Fair and seeing you again at the Hewlett Packard presentation. As we discussed, the fast-paced, ever-changing world of technology product development and marketing is a fascinating place to work. I am convinced that I possess the creativity, quick thinking, and sharp customer focus required to succeed in this industry. I am very interested in the marketing internship opportunities at HP and would like to be considered for your closed list. 

Prior to attending Fuqua, I obtained work experience in Marketing at Eli Lilly and Company. I am very interested in applying this experience in the high tech industry. The business knowledge I am gaining through my Masters of Management Studies education, in combination with the following skills, put me in a position to contribute significantly to the marketing of Hewlett Packard’s products.

  • Strong leadership skills: As a Consumer Research Analyst, I led a consumer
  • segmentation study that clarified our brand’s strategy and improved the effectiveness of marketing interventions. This resulted in an enhanced annual Return On Investment (ROI) from break-even to over $1 million.

  • Ability to initiate and implement change: As part of a newly formed Consumer
  • Market Research organization, I recognized the need to quickly define optimal research methods across brands. I led a five-member Market Research Team that shared research learnings and improved our ability to recommend marketing interventions and measure their impact.

  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills: Throughout my work experience, I have been a member of several teams. As a Project Engineer, I enjoyed working with technicians, utilizing their expertise to improve business processes. While partnering with a group of technicians who developed equipment procedures, I implemented streamlining initiatives that improved customer service and reduced our procedure backlog by 40%. 

    I hope to be invited to your January closed interview schedule at Duke. I look forward to hearing back from you.

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