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August 1, 2013
Dr. John Hessler
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Dear Professor Hessler,
I am very interested in the Investment Banking Associate position at JP Morgan
Chase & Co in San Francisco, California. JP Morgan Chase & Co. is a multination
1) All three articles discuss the ways in which humans are harming the Earth in
unparalleled ways however each article communicates this message in a distinct tone
relating to their particular purpose, audience, and occasion.
The tone of the Nature articl
This document summarizes the impact of climate change on ocean life. Earth has warmed by an
average of 1.4F over the past century and is projected to warm even further by 11.5F over the next
century1. This global warming has precipitated cha
1. While the McKibben article, the Grantham report, the Chomsky address, and
the Jensen excerpt all address the need for a fundamental change of attitudes
toward resource consumption, the four documents pose this argument in
distinctly different terms. Ch
Oil drilling has long been a part of the American culture. We have relied on oil for
many years, a fossil fuel that is scarce and rapidly decreasing in supply. Although this
fact had been made known through many avenues and political perspectives, we stil
Executive Summary: in persuasive, non-technical language, summarizes what will
be accomplished, why its a worthy endeavor by a team that can accomplish specific
goals and generally further SCUs mission.
Why its a worthy endeavor:
Evident in our name, an O
Gyre Reflective Essay
Gyre by Chris Jordan is a reproduction of Katsushika Hokusais "The Great Wave Off
Kanagawa." Using tiny pieces of plastic, Jordan formed a collage depicting this image. A gyre
refers to a system of rotating ocean currents and is also
1. Course Information:
Instructor: John Hessler, Ph.D.
Santa Clara University
Summer Session, 2013
Online Office Hours:
English 183, sec 02,
Campaign Final Report:
An Oil Free America
An Oil Free America aims to minimize the effects of the environmentally
destructive oil industry in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, oil spills,
and harm to ecosystems
What did you learn?
This class taught me the mechanics of writing a good cover letter, resume, and executive
summary as well as how to design effective infographics. Ultimately this class taught me
how to improve my writing capabilities.
Stop the destructive oil industry and help America
move to cleaner, greener fuel sources!
The United States dependence on oil has
negative impacts on transportation, national
security, economic security, and the environment.