Computer Applications for Business Week 2 Assignment
MS Word Letter
Start with a new document in or installed version of Microsoft Word with
no template applied. A template is not allowed for assignment.
NOTE: You will not need to use files from the textbook for the assignment.
Problem: As an intern in the career development office at your school, your boss has asked
you to prepare a sample letter to a potential employer. Students seeking employment will use
this letter as a reference document when creating their own letters.
Please read complete assignment before starting.
Using your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address, create a letterhead for
the letter. Once the letterhead is designed, write the letter (content provided further down in
steps) to this potential employer: Ms. Marcy Adams, Personnel Director, Birch Plank Hotels, 44
Tree Grove Lane, P.O. Box 432, Gartner, TX 74812.
For a letterhead, create it with your information (See Figure 1 for an example). No shape or
NOTE: The line below the address is just holding down your Shift Key and the
button after the zero on your keyboard (line) repeatedly. Also called an
underscore. Also use appropriate spacing.
The content for the letter is as follows:
Dear Ms. Adams:
I am responding to your advertisement in the Texas Post for the Assistant Manager position. I
have the credentials you are seeking and believe I can be a valuable asset to Birch Plank
In May, I will be earning my bachelors degree in Hospitality Management from Greenville
College. My relevant coursework includes the following:
Create table referred to in instructions from the above image.
In addition to my college coursework, I have the following experience:
Below the third paragraph, insert the following items as a bulleted list:
Assistant to school cafeteria director; Volunteer in ; Developed website
and Facebook page for local cafe.
I look forward to hearing from you to schedule an interview and to discuss my career
opportunities at Birch Plank Hotels.
Create signature block with your name and position applying for formatted per learning in
NOTE: A business letter (besides content and letterhead) contains the following
elements: date, inside address, salutation and signature block and these sections are
required for assignment.
Create a table for coursework and a bulleted list with experience given in third
The table created needs to be two columns by four rows with the relevant coursework
provided above, no table style applied. Center table on page using center button.
Date should be current date (date you completed assignment)
Copy and paste letter content into your letter.
Check the spelling and grammar of the finished letter.
For business letter guidance formatting refer to Word Module 3, section 3-1 of textbook,
No building blocks will be used in assignment.
Add your first and last name and GID number in the footer.
Save the file as CS155Week2lastnamefirstname. Ensure that you use your lastname
After completing submit work by attaching file to week 2 assignment submission area.
Grading Criteria Assignment Maximum Points
Letter content per assignment typed 20
Letterhead with students information 10
Current Date and Inside address 10
Salutation and Signature block 10
Bulleted list for experience 10
Table created and centered with content from assignment 15
Add in footer with your first and last name and GID number 10
Filename CS155Week2lastnamefirstname 10
Mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling 5
Override for , template used or incorrect content
Total points earned 100
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