The purpose of this assignment is to identify potential employment opportunities and utilize persuasive and professional writing skills to create job search materials.

Using an online job search site, such as,, or the GCU Career Services website, select an internship or position for which you are currently qualified. Ensure that the job posting provides a detailed descriptions of the candidate’s desired education, experience, or qualifications. In theory, this is something you could choose to utilize for a profile on major employment websites.

For this assignment, create a cover letter and resume that could be used when applying for the position. Ensure that each includes the following elements:

  1. Persuasively highlight your skills, abilities, qualifications, and experience relevant to the position you are seeking.
  2. Utilize a clear, easy-to-read font, and provide an appropriate photo.
  3. Ensure content is free of spelling and grammatical errors.
  4. Demonstrate mastery of format by utilizing standard cover letter and resume construction including a summary of yourself, work experience, education, applicable volunteer experience, and any skills and endorsements. The cover letter should not exceed two pages and should conform to block format cover letter standards.

Submit the resume, cover letter, and a screenshot of the job posting for which you are applying.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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