While my job hunt which started a couple of weeks ago has been positive, there are nothing intimately related to my background in mathematics and physics. While my grades aren't stellar (2.8/4.0), I've a strong interest in mathematical modelling of physical systems, strong reference and one good grade in a final year scientific research project I did.
Today, I was informed by a recruiter that a position in atmospheric research has opened up in my local university and, with a bit of detective work, I managed to find the hiring professor-great In his personal webpage, he was open to applicants dropping him an email before making any formal applications.
While I have dropped him a short introduction expressing my interest, how should I make an impact should I be invited to meet him? It means a lot to me to be doing something intimately related to my academic background.