Dear Ms. Smith:
Please accept my resume for the Research Associate position available in the Higher Education Policy Research Center at Silver Springs University. I am currently completing my doctoral program in higher education at Teachers College, Columbia University and am extremely interested in moving into a research setting.
I feel strongly that my previous professional experiences working in academia and my recent dissertation research have adequately prepared me to perform successfully in this position. While I have spent the majority of my professional career working with students directly, I have shifted my focus to policy-making and the impact of higher education policy on the college student experience. I also am competent in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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