I recently went to a business conference and handed out my resume to a CEO of a large company. I gave him my resume and he gave me his contact info in order to email him for summer internship (I am a college student.)

I am emailing him saying how I enjoyed his presentation, thanking him for talking to me and following up in regards to the internship opportunity.

What would be a professional and effective subject line of my email? I want him to open the email and not dismiss it.

closed as off-topic by Philip Kendall, DarkCygnus, David K, Mister Positive, Richard U Feb 23 '18 at 19:16

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we're not a letter writing service. – Philip Kendall Feb 23 '18 at 18:27
  • Well, what do you want it to say? You want to sound professional, polite, assertive...? What is your goal? – DarkCygnus Feb 23 '18 at 18:27
  • @DarkCygnus I would like it to sound all of the above, mostly professional. I want him to open the email. – user485656 Feb 23 '18 at 18:28
  • Why oh why would anyone close this question?! It's one of the best ones this week. – Fattie Feb 23 '18 at 20:04

Subject: Possible summer internship (We met at the XYZ conference)

That makes it clear why you're emailing and that you've already met (even if he doesn't recognize your email address)

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    I would drop the question mark, it would be more assertive that way. other phrasing may be "Regarding summer internship (We met at XYZ)" – DarkCygnus Feb 23 '18 at 18:36
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    I would also only attach your resume and keep the email less than 3 sentences. Something like, I enjoyed our meeting at the conference. Attached is my resume. Thank you for considering me. – Dan Feb 23 '18 at 19:12
  • very nice subject line!!!!!!!! bravo! – Fattie Feb 23 '18 at 20:02
  • Dark Swan's comment is also a superb variation. – Fattie Feb 23 '18 at 20:03
  • @Fattie thanks, and also thanks for the username suggestion :D – DarkCygnus Feb 23 '18 at 20:38

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