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Assistant Research

Dexter, Michigan, 48130, United States
November 14, 2017

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Andrew Shay

734-***-**** **** Starfield Ct, Dexter, MI 48130


Metropolitan Education & Healthcare Services

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Plymouth, MI


To whom it may concern,

As a Hope College student graduating in December, I have had the good fortune to study Psychology in a wholistic context. The job posting on your website peaked my interest, and you will find a copy of my résumé in my application. I grew up in Dexter, MI, and I enjoy the environment that Ann Arbor offers.

Over the past few years, I have experienced a broad range of opportunities. As a Resident Assistant at Hope college, I oversaw the success of 70 young men trying to thrive in a college environment. I worked alongside Professional Staff and other Resident Assistants from the college, and learned that it takes a dedicated team to help others grow as well as what it takes to be an effective member of that team. During my time at Hope College, I also held several Research Assistant positions in the Psychology Department. These positions enabled me to further both my professional development as well as my understanding of empirical research. These research opportunities allowed me to get hands-on experience in behavioral, emotional, cognitive and trauma-related psychology as well as psychoacoustics. The combination of my research positions and my experience as a Resident Assistant prompted me to pursue employment in social careers that work with people, and helping people.

I look forward to using the skills and knowledge gained from my experiences to contribute to the success of the Metropolitan Services. I will follow up with you in two weeks to see where the application process stands and see if you need any other information from me. Thank you for your time and consideration for this position. Sincerely,

Andrew Shay

Strong Interpersonal Skills

Classroom Experience

Excellent Computer Skills

CITI Research Training

NIH Research Training

QPR Training

Andrew Shay

734-***-**** 8961 Starfield Ct, Dexter, MI 48130 Education

B.A. Psychology Expected Graduation: December 2017 Hope College, Holland, MI

Minor: Mathematics

GPA: 3.6

Grants, Honors, & Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship 2014-2017

Hope Grant: Dr. Philip and Nellie M. Laux Scholarship Fund 2014-2017 Michigan Competitive Scholar 2014-2017

John H. Kleinheksel Award 2016

Hope College Department of Mathematics

Catherine Morrison Science and Math Education Book Award 2016

Hope College Department of Education

Relevant Experience

Research Assistant [Hope College Psychology Department] January-December 2017

Researched what contributes to a flourishing and meaningful life to provide research backing for a book

Appointing and maintaining schedules

Presented relationships of variables at research showcases by creating APA style posters to display findings

Summer Research Assistant [Hope College Psychology Department] May-July 2017

Recorded and analyzed vocal files of participants to research psychoacoustics

Organized file databases in an ongoing project of 200 children to maintain an orderly system

Resident Assistant [Hope College, Holland, MI] August 2015-December 2017

Created a safe living environment where 20-40 students can thrive to develop a strong sense of community

Work Experience

Overnight Host [Hope College Admissions] September 2015-April 2016

Accommodated prospective students visiting Hope College to market the experience that Hope offers

Tech Team [Hope College Department of Education] November 2015-December 2016

Collaborated with members of the team to research innovative technologies in the field of Education in order to improve the skills that teachers and students would have

Displayed our finding by presenting at technological seminars for Hope students and Holland area teachers

Skills and Professional Development

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