Dear Mr. Rick Morty,
I am applying for the financial analyst position at the Charleston International Airport. I found out about CIA through my fiancé, who is a TA in the Financial Department. I believe I am a wonderful fit for the culture, work environment, and values espoused by Charleston International Airport. My skills in finance can help this organization improve functionally, thus, allowing for an even greater focus on improving the human condition and educating world-class leaders.
Currently I am earning my BBA in Financial Management at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC. My desire is to put my skills and knowledge to use in a professional environment. I am in the Honors program and I am set to graduate with a 3.96 cumulative GPA and will be the recipient of the CSU School of Business Outstanding Graduate in Finance award. While I have been taking classes, I have also been interning with finance department for the Charleston County Aviation Authority. Through my internship I have gained finance experience, including working in accounts payable and receivable, handling CRM Reports, balancing credit card charges, reconciling bank statements, and logging remittance reports. I am very proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access. I applied this knowledge in a business plan competition at CSU. My team placed earned first place; I primarily handled the financial statements for that project. While at CSU, I have also started an on-campus muffin delivery business (Sophomore year). I called it "Moufflet" and earned several hundred dollars of net income during the first two months of operation.
Just so you know a little bit more about me, I started my own podcast, which I call "Third Culture Journey." It is geared towards people who grew up overseas (like I did) or who are in a transition phase of life. I travel often during summers and have visited many countries, including: Ukraine, England, Israel, Spain, Canada, Armenia, Iceland, and Senegal. I have been to over twenty countries and hope to continue learning about (and seeing) the world. I believe travel broadens my worldview and helps me understand people better. Most of the trips I was on were work-related. I helped build a well; I translated for various teams; I assisted in renovating buildings; and I also helped lead at many different camps. I try and lead whenever I can to get more experience. I was the student body president at my High School, as well as the yearbook editor. At CSU I have served as a student government senator and as Chairman for the Judiciary Committee, as well as the Master-at-Arms. I used my knowledge in finance to write a bill about restructuring the tax system. It was passed through the SC Student Legislature, and was then sent to actual SC Legislature. With my experience and knowledge, my hope is to work for an organization like Hylant, with ideals and goals congruent with my own.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter; I look forward to hearing back from you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and thank you so much for much for your consideration.