Cover Letter Sample for Fresh Electrical Engineering Graduate
|400 Nairobi Road
Kenya, Mys Inlink
Mr. Felix Amador
Human Resource Manager
Dear Mr. Amador,
Re: Electronic Engineer
Following your advertisement for the position of Electronic Engineer at Sony Ericsson, I wish to put in my application letter for this job position. I am an experienced Electrical Engineer with 15 years working experience at MTN in the Electronic Department.
In my recent position as an Electronic Engineer, I worked on communication systems, computers, integrated circuits and other electronic systems that use electricity as a means to process information. My vast knowledge and experience in electronic communication is a perfect suit for the job description at Ericsson Nairobi.
Most of my projects at MTN is done with little or no supervision from research, concept, development, design and implementation of project.
Apart from my degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Nairobi, I possess a certification in CCNA and a member of IEEE. I am a critical thinker and a trend analyst of computer-aided programs to develop and design electrical systems.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and further explain my qualification and experience in detail.
Enclosure : Resume, Certification, Membership IEEE
Job Description of an Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineering is a discipline that has been a strong force in technology for over a decade. Electrical Engineers are concerned with Electronic devices and how to build systems such as generators, embedded computers, amplifiers, microprocessors, robots and artificial intelligence systems. As an Electrical Engineer, one is concerned with new designs and its implementations to solve simple but complex task. With emerging technologies, Electrical Engineers are expected to learn modern trends to meet the demand of innovators and techies.
To Become an Electrical Engineer, one must be strong in Mathematics and Physics. The rest is how to apply these fields in magnetism, circuit and systems and engineering processes. One must also attend Higher College with a Degree or Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or similar field such as Computer Engineering.
According to QS World Ranking of Electrical Engineering Universities, the top ten rankings include
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Stanford University
• University of California, Berkeley
• University of Cambridge
• ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
• University of Oxford
• University of California, Los Angeles
• Imperial College, London
• Harvard University
• National University of Singapore (NUS)
An Electrical Engineer can join professional bodies such as the National Association of Black Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), National Society of Professional Engineers and International Society of Automation (ISA)
Electrical Engineers have a massive job base. They can work in Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Chemical Industry, Electronic Industry, Defense Industry, Oil and Gas Companies, Power generating industry, Telecoms and the Utility Industry. The list continues.
An Electrical Engineer who is a professional in the field takes an average salary of $45,000 to $60,000 in 2008 according to figures from jobs posted in CareerStructures.com
The job description of an Electrical Engineer ranges from
• Power generation, transmission and distribution to the countryside
• Building services in the society such as lighting, ventilation and life systems
• Manufacturing especially in the Construction Sector
• Carrying out cutting-edge feasibility studies for new technical developments
• Cost estimation and analysis for scheduled project timelines
• Installation testing and analyzing power system, telecom system and data flow