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How to Write an Internship Cover Letter

A cover letter is a document that you submit along with your curriculum vitae (CV) when applying for a job, but it is also used in academic purposes when applying for scholarship programs if required. There are many different types of cover letters and internship cover letter is definitely different than most of them. The first thing that you will notice in cover letters for certain job position is that all applicants are trying to point out their previous experience. This is something that you will usually have to skip when it comes to internship cover letters because applying for internship usually means that you don’t have previous experience (you are actually applying to get experience).

The internship cover letter should be focused more on your personality and your desire to learn something more about the field in which you have certain qualifications. That’s why it is good to mention about some of your previous work experience (if you have some) even though that experience is not related to the position you want. This will prove that you are hard-working person always willing to learn more and finish the tasks on time. Now let’s see how exactly you can write a internship cover letter that will make you stand out from the crowd.

First and foremost, you will need to write something more about yourself (an introduction) and clearly state the position for which you are interested in. Write your personal information and write more about your education. Pay special attention to the things you are studying at the moment and try to link these studies with your aspiration to build a career in certain field. Another good idea is to write something about the company where you are applying. Write down the things you’ve learned on the internet or from the media about the company, tell them that you want to be part of some specific sector and try to explain how both you and the company can benefit from this cooperation. It is always good to remind them that they can benefit from your knowledge too.

Although this shouldn’t be the main point of your cover letter, you should definitely write something about your future plans once you graduate and where you want to work (which field). Make sure that the people that will read the letters will understand why and how can this internship help you achieve those goals and help you with the process of career building. As mentioned before, you can showcase your previous work experience or volunteer work, but you should leave this for the end of the letter. This will be a proof that you are determined to use the internship seriously.

In the very end of the letter, you should leave your contact information (cell phone number and email address) and a final sentence in which you state that you hope your application will be accepted because you are eager to upgrade your experience and knowledge through the company’s internship program.

Scholarships for Women

Scholarship is a term used to describe a financial aid for students who want to upgrade their knowledge and continue with their education. There are many different types of scholarships – merit-based, need-based, career-specific and some of them are student specific. The last type of scholarship is based on the applicants’ race, religion, family, gender or some other student-specific related factors. Although the process of emancipation of women is more or less finished in developed countries there are still some fields in which women have difficulties to progress. That’s why there specially designed scholarships for women. The following is a list of available scholarships, internships and award opportunities for women that want to take a chance to upgrade their field of expertise. Keep in mind that the application for these scholarships is time-limited.

Delayed Education Scholarship for Women

This scholarship is available to every college sophomore through college senior. This program is targeting mature female undergraduate students whose undergraduate studies have been delayed for any reason. In order to apply for this scholarship you must be majoring a nuclear-related field and the applicants who are majoring in nuclear engineering or nuclear science will have advantage. The deadline for submissions is February 1st 2015.

Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship in honor of Judith Resnik is open to any female sophomore to college senior students majoring in aerospace engineering and astronautical engineering. Only those who are accepted into a program accredited by ABET are eligible for this award. The award is worth $3000 and the application is available until February 16th 2015.

STEM Scholarship for Women

This scholarship is intended for female graduate or undergraduate students majoring in STEM field. Unlike the scholarships we have mentioned before this scholarship requires few criteria that need to be met. The applicants must be US citizens, they need to be ranked within the top 30 percent of the class they’ve attended, they need to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have the minimum following standardized test scores if they want to apply for this award – Composition/Reading of 500, ACT-Math of 29, SAT-Math of 600 and English of 25. The deadline for submissions is April 15th 2015 and the award is $2000.

Women’s Environmental Council Scholarship

This is another interesting scholarship for females who want to pursue a career in the environmental field. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in order to apply for this scholarship. Women majoring in many different fields of study are eligible for this scholarship and some of them include – chemistry, architecture, ecology, engineering, geology etc. This scholarship is geographically limited and only female graduate and undergraduate students who are attending classes in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange counties in California can apply. The deadline is set to February 1st 2015.

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is exclusive for birth mothers who have placed a child for adoption, but only after 1990. An evidence for the adoption is required. There is no deadline for this scholarship.

3 Tips to Study Harder For a Test

Studying for a test can sometimes be really challenging. The tests are bond with a date and sometimes we are in a situation when we simply cannot focus or have some other things on our mind. But, in many cases there are some things that we can do that can help us study harder or to be more precise to study more effectively. If you know how to learn effectively you will be able to learn more, improve your performance on these tests and to make the most of every minute during the learning process. By learning how to study harder and more efficiently we mean understanding what works best for you and understanding all your personal advantages and disadvantages.

  1. Create a realistic plan

Once you find out what exactly you will need to learn, create a plan that can help you use the most of your time in the best possible way. This plan will help you avoid situations in which you will have to stay up until the middle of the night. It is always a good idea to use a planner in which you will write down all the obligations you have and all the tasks you need to complete. Try to stick to your plan and don’t make many changes in the plan in order to establish a healthy routine. For example, try to learn every day at the same time and at the same time when you believe that you are studying the best. There are some students who love to start reading immediately after the classes are over because they still feel focused while others like to take a break and study later in the day. Studying right before the exam is usually not the best idea. This is the period of time that should be used for relaxation and if you are well organized and you have a good and realistic plan then you should be able to learn everything. Another good idea is to include some physical activity in your studying plan. In addition to the eight hours of sleep that your body needs to regenerate, half an hour of physical activity per day or an hour of exercising few times a week can help you clear your mind, improve circulation and ultimately study easier.

  1. Get the right attitude

The right attitude can help you with any task and especially with the process of studying for a test. A negative attitude will make you feel really bad when studying and in most cases the results will not be good. So, it is better to get in the mood before studying. Try to remember that you are studying to learn something not only to get a grade. Be optimistic and positive and keep repeating that you will succeed because you are trying. Never compare to other people because each individual has different learning style and goals.

  1. Choose a location that suits you

Every person has a different place for studying. It is up to you to choose a place where you will feel in the mood for studying and a place that will make you study harder for a test. Places where the TV or computer is on are usually not that kind of places.