Give an overview of yourself in 1-3 paragraphs. Tell a short backstory about what you’re interested in and why, and what you’re currently looking for.
Upper-class student example (seeking internship/job):
I am a [second]-year student at Seattle Pacific University studying [Early Childhood Education]. [As a childcare provider for years], I've always had a passion for [working with young children and planning activities].
In my [first two] years at SPU, I have furthered my understanding of [education, communication, sociology, psychology] through my coursework. I've also deepened my experience [lesson planning for preschool children] at my [summer job as a Pre-K teacher at a daycare].
I am currently looking for an internship as a [preschool teacher]. If you have a position opening or would like to chat, please reach out to me at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
First-/second year student example (still determining major and career interests):
I am a first-year student at Seattle Pacific University studying [biology (name a major you’re interested in or choosing) and (name another area of interest)]. (OPTIONAL: I've always had a passion for [something biology-related, and/or related to another area of study you’re interested in].)
In my first year at SPU, alongside my coursework, I am [a student athlete on the SPU Women's Soccer Team/a volunteer social media assistant at my church/involved with the SPU 'Ohana O 'Hawai'i club/working in the registrar's office].
I have a lot of interests and am still discerning what I might like to do for my career, but I am interested in exploring [the healthcare industry].
Alumni mid-career examples