Michael Alley, Penn State

Writing as an Engineer or Scientist

Essence of Writing Emails

Tutorial: Job Application Emails


Emails are the most common type of document that engineers and scientists write. Letters, although not as common, are similar in scope, but used for more formal correspondence. Engineers and scientists use both emails and letters to make specific requests, submit small changes to a job, and deliver specific information. This tutorial focuses on job application emails, which are essentially an email version of a cover letter for a resume. Also considered are thank you emails and letters. More detailed information for this tutorial can be found in Lesson 9 of The Craft of Scientific Writing (Springer, 2018).


Sponsors

Leonhard Center, College of Engineering, Penn State

National Science Foundation, NSF EAGER Award 1752096


Faculty Editor

Michael Alley, Teaching Professor, College of Engineering, Penn State

Mikayla Detwiler, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Alexus Eicher, B.S. in Computer Science, 2020, Penn State

Bridget Flynn, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Carrie McCartney, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Alyssa Peretin, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Roman Pero, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2021, Penn State

Kaitlyn Pigeon, B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2020, Penn State

Kayli Rentzel, B.S.. in Mechanical Engineering, 2020, Penn State


Film Editors

Elaine Gustus, College of Engineering, Penn State

Richelle Weiger, College of Engineering, Penn State

Casey Fenton, College of Engineering, Penn State