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John Ouellette
147 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03060
603-555-1111
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March 7, 2000

Ms. Jessica Lane
Account Supervisor
Sheldon Advertising and Public Relations
75 Café Lane
Bedford, NH 03102

Dear Ms. Lane:

I am writing you at the suggestion of a mutual acquaintance of ours, Mr. Ralph Burton. I came to know Mr. Burton as an intern in his advertising agency, Burton, Grizwald and Associates. Mr. Burton has a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm for the work that he does. My long-standing interest in advertising was fueled by my experience in his office. Under his guidance, my knowledge and skills have grown and I am eager to put them to continued use.

Mr. Burton has spoken very highly of your achievements. He especially praised your efforts on your recent advertising campaign for the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the information he provided, I conducted research of my own, and as a result, I am familiar with your current client base and your recent print and broadcast advertising campaigns. I do not know the current nature of your staffing needs, however, I am eager to explore future ways in which my background and training could serve to support your agency’s objectives.

At this time, I am completing my studies towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire. My coursework included "Advertising Principles" and "Print and Broadcast Media." Details regarding advertising plans that were developed for these classes are outlined in the enclosed resume. In addition, my resume provides an overview of my internship experience. As an intern, I coordinated all aspects of print and broadcast traffic and production on a number of agency accounts. As a result of my organizational skills and attentiveness to details, I was given a level of responsibility never entrusted to an intern. I also had an opportunity to work in media buying and in account work which included direct client contact.

At some point I anticipate that you will need experience of this kind. I am available at your convenience to meet and discuss the possibilities. I will call you within a week to see when I might meet with you.

Sincerely,

John Ouellette

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