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KAYLA CASTLEBERRY

3805 University Drive C, Pittsburgh PA, 15213 | 412-805-8340 | Kac329@pitt.edu

April 21, 2019

Internship Manager
Telsa
3500 Deer Creek Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

To whom this may concern:

We live in a world where cars pollute the air with gas fumes and create a havoc when it comes to
inflammation of gasoline prices. Tesla has sparked my interest ever since I heard about it, as the company
created its own alternating-current electric system in order to make the air we breathe healthier. Being able
to design completely electric automobiles is the most impressive feature I have seen from a company. Ever
since I was a little girl, I could dream about working on automobiles and learn about their complex systems.

I am a hard-working college student that is dedicated and has passion for my work. I attend the University of
Pittsburgh and am currently studying Mechanical Engineering for the Swanson School of Engineering. In the
past two years, I have been able to use my effective leadership and communication skills to experience
product testing and development in order to design and run a completed Mechanical Design project while
using Solidworks. The project was also created by hand in order to affectively see its abilities, which then
performed successfully. I have had the opportunity to how learn how to use coding in order to create
websites and formulas by using MATLAB, Mathematica, and Maple. In my academic life, I have been
consistently praised by my professors and peers for my problem solving techniques. Whether working on
academic, extracurricular, or professional projects, I apply proven computer skills, interpersonal skills, and
project management, which I hope to leverage into the instructor role at your company.

After reviewing my resume, I hope you will agree that I am the type of competent and competitive
candidate you are looking for. I look forward to elaborating on how my specific skills and ability will benefit
your organization. Please contact me at (412) 805-8340 or via email at kac329@pitt.edu to arrange for a
convenient meeting time.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
Kayla Cast leb erry

T ESLA

Ve hic le Eng ineering Int ernship /Co - Op

Job Category: Engineering & Information Technology

Location: Palo Alto, California

Job Type: Full-time

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Description:

You will design, test, and prototype mechanical components and systems for current and future Tesla vehicle and
product programs. Your scope of work will be mechanical, however interdisciplinary in nature and will challenge you
to come up with creative solutions to affect rigorous quality and cost-down targets. Additionally, you will work
collaboratively with cross-functional partners and external vendors and suppliers.

Your application to the Vehicle Engineering Internship will be considered for all opportunities across the following
Teams: Body in White Design Engineering, Product Design Integration, Homologation, Interior Engineering,
Seating and Safety Engineering, Exterior Engineering, Thermal/Aero/HVAC Engineering, Vehicle Test Engineering,
Hardware Development Test & Analysis, Reliability Engineering, CAE, Simulation & Testing, Chassis Engineering,
Closures & Mechanisms Engineering, Craftsmanship Engineering, Program Management, Seating Design, Seat
Manufacturing, Tesla Glass, and Tesla Semi-Truck.

Requirements:

Specific project assignments and required technical aptitude will vary based on the needs of the individual hiring
team.
 Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program.
 Experience with full product cycles from prototype to production.

 Proficiency in 3D CAD modeling software (CATIA, Pro-Engineer, Unigraphics).

 Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis, Applied Solid Mechanics, Material science and Numerical Methods.
 Knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes and a variety of engineering materials.
 Working knowledge of Matlab, LabVIEW, and Python; GD&T required, proficiency preferred.
 Hands-on experience, previous internship and/or project experience is preferred.
 Experience with automotive environmental, reliability, and safety requirements is a plus.
 Knowledge of lithium-ion battery technology and electrochemistry a plus.

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 Professional and positive communication skills.
 You must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment.