Thank-You Letter

The following document is only intended to be an example of content and formatting. An emailed thank-you letter is perfectly acceptable.

If you are mailing a physical letter, include the recipient's name and address and the date at the top of the letter.

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Ms. R. E. Cruiter
Human Resources Manager, XYZ Paper Company

Dear Ms. Cruiter:

Thank you so much for meeting with me yesterday at Penn State. I really enjoyed discussing the mechanical engineering internship (#254987) posted for this coming summer and learning more about XYZ Company. I believe that my skills and abilities mesh well with the requirements for the position.

As I mentioned during the interview, I am currently a junior in the mechanical engineering program here at Penn State. Through my course work, I have gained experience in project management, teamwork, and leadership.  Additionally, my previous work experience as a shift manager at McDonald’s has given me practical experience in utilizing problem-solving techniques and team building skills—both important qualities as indicated in the description of the internship position at XYZ Company.

Thanks again for the opportunity to interview with you and for your consideration. I want to reiterate my strong interest in the position. I can be reached at 814-867-5555 or by email at if you need any additional information.


Stu Dent


Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032