Center for Transformative Learning

Office Location:

3rd Floor, Stephenson Hall


859-985-3404 Writing Res.

859-985-3670 Faculty Dev.

859-985-3656 Internships

859-985-3656 Career Dev.

Hours Open:

M-Th:9:00 am–8:00 pm

F:9:00 am–5:00 pm

Hours Closed:

Daily:12:00 pm–1:00 pm

T:4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Th:3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Cover Letters

  • Cover letters introduce you and explain your interest in their position. These are sent to employers along with your résumés. They provide an opportunity to offer employers insight to your personality through your writing style and communication skills. Think of this as a writing sample!
  • Each cover letter should be written specifically for each individual position and organization.
  • The cover letter is as important in the job search process as the résumé, but is usually overlooked. Don’t get lazy! Craft a meaningful cover letter that doesn’t simply regurgitate what is on the résumé. Be creative and highlight your key offerings to the employer.
Mission & Vision


The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) inspires and empowers members of the Berea College community to grow personally, intellectually, and professionally, by connecting to one another and to resources that support deep and active learning for life.


The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) will be the nexus for faculty, staff and students to explore innovative teaching and learning, link to high-impact educational practices, and embrace work and vocation.