Sample Cover Letters for Grad Students/Postdocs

Many former job-seekers from Penn have allowed us to post their work as samples.  As you begin assembling your materials, it will be useful to see what others have done; however, these are meant to serve as models, and are not meant to be copied.  If you would be interested in sharing your application with us, please contact us. Additionally, we recommend the "Premium Content" areas of Versatile PhD for additional samples (follow linkl and scroll down to the end of the list of online subscriptions to access the VPhD).

Cover Letters
Academic/Research Positions and Postdocs Non-academic/Industry Positions