Dear Ms. Tailor,

I am excited to submit my application for the merchandise analyst internship at Suits “R” Us. I eagerly applied after discovering the position on my university's job portal, immediately recognizing a listing for one of the best retail providers in Chicago. As an apparel merchandising major at Indiana University, I would like to apply my knowledge of the retail industry and hands-on experiences to this internship. I developed analytical skills and a passion for teamwork in my coursework and work experience, and feel like I would be a great fit for your company.

A strong introduction will catch the employer's interest:

  • Briefly state why you are writing
  • Mention the specific job title and how you heard about the opening
  • If you have a personal connection to the organization, mention that person's name
  • Mention something you know or respect about the organization

If you do not have a direct contact name, address the letter to "Hiring Manager" or "Human Resources Manager."

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