625 N. Eagleson Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405

October 9, 2019

Ms. Tailor
Suits "R" Us
1234 Fashion Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60616

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.

In my coursework, I investigated marketplace factors such as trends, climates, and locations through research and benchmarking. I collaborated on a team to present case studies involving merchandise planning and assortment decisions. During these experiences, I developed skills in collaboration and research, and I hope to continue strengthening these skills through this internship. My current work as an assessment assistant at Indiana University Career Exploration & Student Employment provides many opportunities to sharpen my data analysis skills. I design surveys, analyze quantitative and qualitative data, and write reports. By using technology to collect and analyze data, I am prepared to look for trends and patterns to make informed decisions regarding assortment. Additionally, working at Career Exploration & Student Employment inspired me to specifically begin my career in a retail organization providing practically priced, professional clothing, like Suits “R” Us. Finding modern professional attire that is made with quality and fits well can make all the difference in a student’s self-image.

I am confident that my classwork and work experience have prepared me to take the next step in my professional development. I am looking forward to learning more about the position. If you have any questions, please contact me at 555-555-5555 or email@iu.edu. Thank you for your time and consideration.


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