Dear Ms. Peters,
I saw your advertisement in the local newspaper, New York Times, looking for a Marketing Associate for your marketing firm. I am that candidate and thank you in advance for reviewing my resume.
I have just graduated from Rice University with a degree in Marketing and honors. I have done a lot of research into the area marketing firms and various client lists of these outfits. In conclusion, I have found that there is no better company to begin with for a successful career, and the quality learning of how to be an excellent Marketing professional. I am a hard worker, have solid professional skills, and am great with people. I look to bring my potential and my solid educational background to your well respected marketing firm.
To go over my resume further, I ask that you contact me at (555)-555-5555 and [email] at your earliest convenience. Thanks so much for the opportunity of being able to apply.
Resume Attached as MS Word Document