Dear Hiring Manager,
I am a first year graduate student pursuing a MS in Structural engineering at University of California Irvine, and I also obtained my EIT at the beginning of the year (Lic. #173192). During my undergraduate studies in civil engineering at California-State University Fullerton, I enrolled in courses that focused on structural engineering. After completion, I gained knowledge in internal stress theory, structural components, as well as developing structural plans. I implemented these concepts through projects such as the design of a wood two-story house, a pre-stressed parking structure and a two story steel office space. All of which led me to pursue a career within the branch of structural engineering.
In my third year at CSUF, I switched from environmental into structural engineering after completing my first structure in my structural steel course. The project consisted of designing a two-story steel structure, and showed me the multiple unexpected challenges that arise, but simple solutions can always be achieved using theoretical concepts. I became proficient using AutoCAD after completing my projects, leading me to obtain an internship at Sapphire Chandelier, where I was able to improve my drafting skills by drawing structural components.
I’d welcome the opportunity to further discuss more about my undergrad experience, and how my skills can help to develop new infrastructure that satisfies individual needs. Attached, you can find my resume. If you require any additional information, feel free to contact me on 714-396-1959 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Edgar Ruiz Diaz
Assistant drafter in creating 3D models for different chandeliers and lighting structures
Responsible for drafting the supporting members and connections using SolidWorks and AutoCAD