Cover Letter Sample for Fresh Computer Engineering Graduates
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Mr. Jude Lexis
Human Resource Manager
With regard to your MTN job advertisement on the 20th of August 2013, at your official website www.mtn.com, I wish to apply for the position of Computer Engineer. I am a graduate Computer Engineer from Kenyatta University and a certified CCNA Engineer. Due to my excellent networking and hardware skills, I worked as a Systems Engineer with Airtel Kenya and rose to the rank of Systems Manager.
In my recent position with Airtel Kenya, I oversee the design and production of computer hardware, troubleshooting defects and isolating them, component integration and design testing, report specific generation, extensive computer analysis and lifespan durability of purchased electronic components.
Hardware architecture, device drivers, circuit boards and system chip design are part of my daily task with Airtel Kenya as a Systems Engineer.
With extreme technology advancement comes my ability to think critically, multitask and a high degree of change to adapt to new system, tools and technologies with limited supervision.
I possess excellence written and communication skills especially in project documentation. My ability to liaise and work effectively with my team members, colleagues and junior staff puts me ahead for this job position.
I look forward to this position and excited with the prospects of working with MTN.
Enclosure: Resume, Certificate, CCNA Certification
Job Description of a Computer Engineer
Computer Engineering is fast becoming one of the best engineering disciplines in the world due to the vast employment opportunities available. Computer Engineering is derived from the discipline of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The core base of Computer Engineering is software development that can drive a hardware. Computer Engineers are modern with the capability to continuously push the applicability of computers to industry demand and technological trend changes. Computer Engineers embed computers into other machines and build network across to transfer data. Computer Engineers are also making computers to be intelligent and self-serving.
To become a Computer Engineer, one must be good in Physics, Mathematics, Electrical, Electronics and Computers. You must be awarded with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering.
According to the Best Grad Schools ranking of Computer Engineering Universities, the list of top ten schools includes
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of California – Berkeley
- Carnegie Mellon University
- University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
- Cornell University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
- University of Texas
- Princeton University
- Purdue University – West Lafayette
Computer Engineers can join professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), National Society of Black Engineers and the Association of Computing Machinery
Computer Engineers can work as .Net Developers, Senior Software Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Engineer, Cisco Network Voice Engineers, Web Developers and Database Architects
As a Computer Engineer, one can earn an average minimum salary of $56,000, a medium range of $89,000 and a maximum salary of $140,328.
A typical job description of a Computer Engineer includes using programming languages such as Java, C, C++ and COBOL for software development, design and integrating of system on chip for electronics component, local area and wide area networking, working with experts from related fields especially electronic engineers to carry out a research on a new innovation, working with android programs and mobile technology.