Dear hiring manager,
I am a graduate industrial engineer who is eager to enter a challenging work environment where I can hone my skills a young engineer and as a leader. I am expected to conclude my studies by December 2021.
I am committed to self-development and as such I love absorbing new knowledge. My exemplary academic record will attest to this. I passed matric with 7 distinctions (91% for English, 85% for Math). Since then, I have maintained a +70% average at university and I have been invited to join the Golden Key Society that only allows the top 15% of students.
I have advanced experience with mathematical optimisation methods and statistical modelling methods as these are the main topic of my final year project. I am a skillful programmer (C, C++, R, Python, MATLAB, PHP and HTML) and I have solid experience in simulation modelling.
I possess strong leadership characteristics. I developed leadership skills while acting as the deputy head boy of my high school, and more recently by being a head committee member of the Thalia Cultural Society of the NWU. The latter period also helped me hone my communication and conflict management skills by being a member of my hostel’s debating team.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my application.
I maintained a +70% average throughout university and I am amongst the top 15% of achievers within my field.
For vacation work, I was tasked with researching retail promotions and identifying ways to optimize them. I conducted a thorough literature study and applied statistical learning methods to process retail data within the R environment. I developed a model which predicted retail sales with an 81% accuracy.
Taught science and mathematics on a grade 12 level, as well as advanced mathematics (Alpha mathematics). I explained material on their level and drafted mock exams which for them to complete. All my students passed.