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57 Castillejo
Daly City, CA 94015

To Whom It May Concern:

     As a recent graduate from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus computer software, I am seeking the opportunity to explore the technology field (Computer Software). A full-time position would provide an excellent opportunity for me to contribute my knowledge.
     In terms of experience, I believe I have sufficient qualifications to allow me to add value to many companies. I currently work at Plumtree Software, as a QA Engineer. I certify various web applications, including web services, through a combination of automated and manual testing. On the automated side, I write unit tests and testing frameworks in Java (libraries used include JUnit, Apache SOAP, servlets) to verify data coming in and out of various parts of the web applications I am testing.
     Before that, after my junior year of college, I worked at AOL Time Warner at its Netscape campus in Mountain View. I worked in a group specializing in end-to-end solutions using Java, JavaScript, and DHTML. I helped develop web applications using JavaScript/DHTML technology and a Javascript code base that mimics Java and is designed in an OOP manner. My code had to scaleable, generalized, cross-platform, and internationalizable, and I worked with the senior engineers in the group to achieve this result. During the summer prior to my AOL experience, I worked at an Internet startup called ePocrates, working on using webpages to access an Oracle database, through Java servlets/JSP and JDBC. Since ePocrates, I have also worked on other independent contractor projects using Java servlets.
     At Stanford, I have taken a number computer science classes which have given me an extensive knowledge of C, C++, and Java. My classes included CS108, an OOP design course taught in Java, and EE284, Introduction to Computer Networks. I’ve taken CS193W, Windows Programming (MFC), and CS193I, Internet Technologies (Perl, CGI, servlets, JSP). I am highly motivated, enthusiastic, and eager to learn.
     During my past three years at Stanford, I have been elected dorm president, dorm treasurer, and served as the chief editor for our dorm yearbook. I was also editor of Innovation, the weekly science and technology section of The Stanford Daily. I was an officer for the Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students (BASES) where I organized the E-Challenge workshops program. My job was to recruit venture capitalists and industry leaders to speak at workshops designed to help students prepare for the Entrepreneur’s Challenge, a business-plan competition at Stanford. I believe that my technical expertise, together with my strong interpersonal and communication skills as evidenced by my involvement in dorm government, The Stanford Daily and BASES, are great strengths for me.
     I would be happy to do an interview to discuss the possibility of full-time employment. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me. My references are available upon request. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely yours,

Jeffrey Tam