Oct 18, 2019

Owen Thompson

  • Sports Data Scientist
Full time Multi-Sport

Personal Summary

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.

I have taken it upon myself to become fluent in several data management systems and software, including: Microsoft Excel and Power BI, SPSS, R, and Tableau. Furthermore, I have taken online courses to become proficient in other software and programming, such as Python, JavaScript, and HTML.

 

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.

Sincerely,

Owen Thompson

Work Experience

Research and Development Intern
Jan 2017 - Apr 2017 NBN23
Sports Data Scientist
Aug 2017 - Oct 2019 STATS LLC
1st Assistant Grounds Crew
Jun 2010 - Oct 2019 North Hills Country Club

Education

Mathematics-Statistics
Sep 2013 - May 2017 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater