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Chemical Engineering student at Queen's University

Caledon, ON, Canada
March 10, 2020

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** ********* *****, *******, ** 416-***-****

March 10, 2020

HDR, Inc

Toronto, ON

Dear HDR, Inc. Hiring Team,

I am writing to apply for the Engineering Co-op position, as advertised on the Indeed careers website. As a current student attending Queen’s University for the Chemical Engineering program, expecting to graduate in April 2022, I am confident you will be interested in my experience and accomplishments as indicated on my résumé.

Through my experience in chemical engineering, I have fostered a passion for chemistry and mathematics. From my education, laboratory, and field experiences I have acquired many skills that would strongly suit this position. These experiences include monitoring chemical processes, product quality testing and analysis, collaboration in teams, preparation of reports, and much more. I have and continue to be educated in various fields of chemistry including studies of organic mechanisms and synthesis, chemical processes in reactors, and statistical analysis of data.

With an extensive background in the customer service industry, I possess excellent interpersonal skills and communicate effectively with members of a team, supervisors and clients. I maintain exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills that help me to quickly identify areas of concern and how to approach new problems. I am adamant about developing as a professional, seeking out new learning opportunities, and continuing to reflect on my experiences to challenge myself and encourage others to perform at their best. From my experience, I have learned to function in dynamic environments and believe that working as a team fosters a safe, high quality work environment.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to further discussing the ways I could contribute to the HDR, Inc Team.


Julia O’Reilly


36 Ingleview Drive, Caledon, ON, L7C 1P3 416-***-****


Second year chemical engineering student looking for a full-time employment opportunity. Eager to expand skill set into a corporate environment.


-2 years of experience in a chemical laboratory

-Proficient in Microsoft excel and word

-Coding experience with MATLAB and Python

-Management skills


Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering September 2018 - Present

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Dean’s Honour List for 3 consecutive years

Cumulative GPA of 3.8

Specification in chemical processes and analysis

Bachelor of Science in Nursing September 2017 – April 2018

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Dean’s Honour List

Mayfield Secondary School September 2013 – June 2017

Caledon, ON

Remained on the honour roll and principal’s list through grades 9-12

Graduated with a final average of 95%

Employment Experience

Swing Manager April 2019 - Present

McDonald’s Canada, Caledon, ON

Ensured customer satisfaction and employee morale throughout shifts.

Created daily shift floor plans including break plans and positioning of crew.

Balanced restaurant safe daily, prepared bank deposits and ensured cash accountability.

Maintained high productivity levels by supervising crew and shift leaders.

Crew Trainer – Team Leader August 2014 – September 2019

McDonald’s Canada, Caledon, ON

Trained new and developing crew in all restaurant areas. Monitored employee performance during probationary periods.

Assisted store managers in performing store operations

Volunteer Experience

Chemical Engineering Executive September 2019 - Present

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Held the position of junior social coordinator

Planned and organized events for the chemical engineering discipline.

Organized the ordering and distribution of engineering merchandise.

Nina’s Army – Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser February 2019 – February 2020

Brampton, ON

Host and organize an annual social event to raise money to support families of the community impacted by cancer.

Approximately $25 000 raised annually.

Kids of Steel Triathlon and Caledon Fall Run Festival May 2012 – September 2019

Canadian Cross Training Club, Caledon, ON

Worked with children of the community to promote health and fitness.

Supervised participants during races to ensure safety and wellbeing.

Certifications and Awards

Leadership Certificate April 2019

Food handler and safety certificate April 2019

Standard first aid and CPR level HCP October 2018

Film and Photography award June 2017

McDonald’s Employee of the month February 2016, August 2017

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