The Robert O. Owens and Eve Klein Foundation has established an award for students pursuing a career in investigative reporting. The award will be granted to a deserving student participating in a Washington, DC-based internship, with a strong preference for placement of the student in the investigative unit of a print, online or broadcast outlet. This opportunity is open for all undergraduate students who spend at least one semester at NYU Washington, DC.
The goal of your resume is to effectively communicate your qualifications to prospective employers. In many cases your resume will determine whether or not you are granted an interview. The resume by itself, however, will not get you a job. If it gets you in the door, then it has served its purpose.
The cover letter is probably the most underrated componentof the job search. This is true whether you are applyingfor positions via email or standard mail. If written well, it can pique the curiosity of the employer and motivate him/her to carefully read your resume. If written poorly, the resume may never get read. Be sure to include a cover letter every time you send a resume.
Send a thank you letter to everyone who interviews you. The letter is an opportunity to reiterate your interest in the position and to show your appreciation for the interviewer's time. This will also contribute to your leaving a positive impression with the employer.