If you're struggling to start your cover letter, here are 6 different variations that have worked for others, along with why they worked. Use them as inspiration for your introductory paragraph.
As a former student who found a welcoming sense of community during my orientation at UCLA, I was thrilled to come across the Orientation Leader position at Columbia University. I have always admired Columbia's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus culture, and I'm eager to carry that same energy to create a fantastic orientation experience for incoming students.
When I first moved to Texas to start college at Texas A&M, I was amazed by the Orientation Leaders' ability to make a large campus feel like home. During my time as an RA, I gained valuable skills in creating a positive environment for new students, and I now hope to bring that passion to the University of Texas, Austin, as an Orientation Leader.
Attending the University of Miami's orientation as an international student inspired me to pursue a career in higher education. Discovering the Orientation Leader opening at New York University, an institution well-known for its global mindset, immediately piqued my interest as an opportunity to help fellow international students find their footing in a new environment.
As someone who has had a life-long love of learning, I was inspired to become an Orientation Leader after witnessing the profound impact my orientation had on my academic trajectory at Boston College. So, when I saw the Orientation Leader position at Harvard University, I knew I wanted to contribute to developing a positive start for new students at an institution that strives for excellence in all aspects of education.
I have always admired Stanford University's dedication to innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. As a former Resident Assistant, I helped create a collaborative atmosphere that fostered success among students. I am now excited to apply for the Orientation Leader position at Stanford, where I can further contribute to shaping the future innovators and leaders of tomorrow.