I am currently in my final year of a BA Mass Communications degree at the University of Leeds. I am writing to you with regard to the graduate opportunities that I have seen advertised in Hobson’s Directory 2008. This information, and that contained on your website, has strengthened my desire to work for Deloitte Media Group and I therefore enclose my C.V. to be considered for your News Program.
Deloitte Media attracts me because of the variety offered within your training scheme. It would provide me with experience in a number of different aspects of journalism therefore enabling me to obtain a true insight into the role. The quality and support of training available within your organization, as shown by your Investors in People award, is also paramount and important to me. I strongly believe that being a national newspaper columnist offers the breadth of opportunities and experiences which I need to continue with my development.
As you can see, I possess all the qualities necessary to be successful in a career in journalism. I have achieved the highest academic results throughout my university life and have continually honed a high range of transferable skills through a wide variety of extracurricular activities and employment. I pursued my interest in public issues by getting involved in Leeds’ school paper in my first year and being the editor-in-chief in senior year. As such, I was required to work as part of a team to organize various journalistic and media endeavors. This experience enhanced my team working and communication skills further more and my ability to deal with problems in stressful situations.
I would be available to work from the beginning of September 2009 and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.