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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.

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    What type of position is this? Undergraduate, PhD, postdoc? Are you still an undergraduate? – astronat Feb 5 '18 at 13:26
  • @astronat This is an associate level position for anyone who have completed his/ her undergraduate degree in the stipulated field as advertised. No, I have recently graduated. From where I come from, there are positions for graduates of a BSc to work alongside researchers while being paid an amount as if they were industry, all things being equal – Academia.jpg Feb 5 '18 at 13:28
  • You're going to make a pitch. Think of it as an email equivalent of an "elevator pitch." Make sure your pitch shows that you have familiarized yourself with what his group does. – aparente001 Feb 6 '18 at 15:34

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