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UIC Student Employment Office
Student Services Building,
Suite 2100
1200 West Harrison Street
(M/C 335)
Chicago, Illinois 60607-3344
Phone: (312) 996-3130
Fax: (312) 413-7944

EMAIL
studentjobs@uic.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
M-F : 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Jackie D. Wilkens
123 Jackson Park
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 555-1212
jdwilkens@aol.com

September 23, 2001

Ms. Gladys Day, Manager
Smith, Cassidy and Lee
1320 Terrace Hill
Chicago, IL 67890

Dear Ms. Day:

Dr. Morgan, professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, suggested that I contact you for a possible opening for a law clerk position.

As a criminal justice major, I am interested in gaining experience in this field. Although I do not have experience working in a law firm, I would like the opportunity to work in that type of environment. Through my position in the Admissions and Records Office at UIC as a general office aide and coursework, I have gained skills in the areas of data entry, customer service, teamwork, as well as oral and written communication. Furthermore, I am a quick learner and am very interested in working at your firm.

Enclosed is my resume for your reference. I will call you next week to see if we can arrange a brief meeting at your convenience. You can reach me at the above phone number, or via e-mail at jdwilkens@uic.edu.

Thank you for considering my request.

Sincerely,
(Written signature)
Jackie D. Wilkens

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