To Whom it may concern:
My name is Owen Thompson and I want to be your next data scientist/analyst.
I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where I studied math-statistics and captained the university’s men’s soccer team. Earlier this year I spent three months in Valencia, Spain interning for a startup focusing on basketball statistics. During the internship, I refined my communication skills, whilst learning a whole new language, as well as my analytical and critical thinking. I also developed positive work habits in a professional work environment and acquiring the work ethic required for startups to succeed.
After completing my first year of college, I started training programs for teen and youth soccer players in the local community in the form of one-on-one and groups training sessions. Every year I’ve gained more players and have improved my teaching, organization, and coaching skills. I’ve been privileged to give back to youth in the community and am happy to have worked with several players who have gone on to achieve their personal goals in the sport.
As the captain of the men’s soccer team at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and as an assistant at a private golf course, I have established my leadership through work ethic and leading by example.
Considering my experience, self-initiative, and mathematical/technical knowledge I know that I am a perfect fit to be your data scientist/analyst. I appreciate your consideration and look forward to connecting in the future.
Mathematics-Statistics - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Four-year UW-Whitewater Men’s Soccer Player, elected captain of UW-W Men’s Soccer Team, Deans List (Fall 2013- Spring 2017), 2017 Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete, member of Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), volunteered in 2nd grade math class at local elementary school.
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