Dear Professor XX:
I am Steve, a senior student of Boston University. I found your information on Northwest’s website of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
I noticed that your research focuses on ITS and Traffic Engineering. Since I was majoring in Transportation Engineering and had good background of computer skills and programming, I take great interest on this area. I wonder if you would take any student next fall 2007, and I hope you could give me more information about your program.
Again, thank you for your attention.
Dear Professor ********:
I am a master graduate student at Tsinghua Univ., Beijing China. I have sent to ****** Univ. my application for the Fall 1999 physics Ph.D. program. I find that my background seems perfectly fit your research in the area of ********. I wonder whether you can consider my eager wish of being one of your graduate students.
Born in ****, I enrolled in Huazhong Univ. of Sci.&Tech. (HUST) as the youngest Chinese undergraduate in 1993. In 1996 when I was 15 years old, I became the first HUST student who finished the 4-year undergraduate program in 3 years with the Bachelor of Engineering degree (major in optoelectronics) and the honor ***********. Then I enrolled in the Physics dept at Tsinghua Univ as the youngest graduate student in China. I received extensive research training that made me much experienced. I will get the Master of Science degree in June 1999.
In my past study I have had much fruitful research experience in ***********, especially in ************. I happen to be very familiar with the recent highlights in your research works, like ************. I am willing to further my interdisciplinary study with well-prepared knowledge in ************. Although younger than my classmates, I am confident that the academic endeavours I have made are more than what they have made. You can review my academic background from my PS and Resume which shall be at your department now.
You are in my view one of the most knowledgeable and authoritative scholars in the area of my planned doctoral study (refer to my PS please). I wish I can have the chance to take doctoral study under your direction. It will be the most helpful to my academic career if I can be your student. Moreover, very recently I have read several new papers of yours and got many new ideas. Therefore I am eager to be your student and learn from you the most helpful research skills.
As a result, I wish you can review my application, and give me an answer about my strong desire of being your student. I would be happy to act on your advice. Thank you very much in advance, I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Dear Mr. XXX,
My name is Maggie Flicker and I am a senior at UCLA currently working toward obtaining a B.S. in chemistry. I am contacting you to see if you have any opportunities for me to participate in your laboratory as a research apprentice this summer.
As a chemistry major with a love of the environment I am seeking the opportunity to gain experience in environmental chemistry. Since I find your research regarding physical climate extremely fascinating, I would love to be able to learn more about this topic and the discoveries of your lab as they are happening.
I would very much appreciate the chance to meet and discuss with you current projects in your laboratory at your earliest convenience. I have attached my curriculum vita for your review.
I look forward to hearing from you.