1313 Mockingbird Lane
Ruston, LA 71270
(318) 555-0101
Email: CSmith@LaTech.Edu

OBJECTIVE Seeking the position of Airfield Manager with opportunity to utilize management experience with airport operations.
EDUCATION Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana. Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, May 2000, GPA: 3.45/4.00. Worked part-time while attending college.

New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico. Associates Degree in Communications. May 1996, GPA: 3.25/4.00.
EXPERIENCE Shreveport Regional Airport, Shreveport Airport Authority, Shreveport, Louisiana. May 1997 to August 1997. Intern.
  • Assisted the airport director in everyday operations of an airport.
  • Learned airfield maintenance operations.
  • Experienced airline contract negotiations.
  • Worked on human resource projects.
  • Helped manage air traffic control operations.
Shreveport Regional Airport, Tac Air, Shreveport, Louisiana. May 1996 to August 1997. Linesman.
  • Refueled airline transport aircraft.
  • Towed general and corporate aircraft.
  • prepared corporate aircraft for flight.
Ruston Regional Airport, Louisiana Aircraft Inc., Ruston, Louisiana. August 1996 to May 1997. Linesman.
  • Refueled general aviation and corporate aircraft.
  • Prepared aircraft for flights.
  • Managed landscaping on the airport grounds.
  • Managed the front desk.
Brookshires Grocery Company, Haughton, Louisiana. May 1993 to July 1996 (summers and holidays). Grocery Sacker and Stocker.

Sacked groceries and stocked store shelves.
  • President's List
  • Outstanding Student Award
  • Veterans of Foreign World Wars National Award
  • Edgar H. Hoover Military Honor Scholarship
ACTIVITIES Baptist Student Union -- Parable Drama Team Ministries
Alpha Eta Rho Professional Aviation Fraternity
Louisiana Tech Student Government Association Senator
Louisiana Tech University College Republicans
COMMUNITY Bossier Fire District #1 Volunteer Fireman
Church Youth Group
Key Club

References are available on request

1313 Mockingbird Lane
Ruston, LA 71270
November 7, 1997

Mr. Gene Couvillion
Director of Airports
Lafayette Airport Authority
51036 Acadiana Avenue, Suite 300
Lafayette, LA 71109

Dear Mr. Couvillion:

In May I will graduate from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Aviation Management. I am writing to explore the possibility of filling the position as the new Airfield Manager at the Lafayette Regional Airport.

I am aware that the Lafayette Airport is preparing to enter into a massive terminal remodeling project and exploring the avenues of new airline service. Many of my elective classes were in the field of air carrier management and operations; therefore I am familiar with airline operations and procedures. Through my major I have extensive knowledge of operating practices, such as record keeping, office layout, personnel and budgetary requirements, and performance to create new systems essential to airfield and terminal management. My internship experience with the Deputy Director of Airports at the Shreveport Airport Authority, after my sophomore year provided vast opportunities for me to gain experience in coordinating airport services and activities of personnel in the airport organization. I learned the responsibility of studying management methods in order to improveworkflow and implement cost-reduction. I also had the privilege of working with air carriers to promote air service. As a person who seeks a challenge, I am dependable, creative, flexible, and resourceful.

My resume, which contains information about my education, work experiences, campus activities, and honors, is enclosed for your review. I believe I am well qualified to fill the position and experienced enough to assist you with the new terminal remodeling project. I will call within two weeks to follow up on my application. Meanwhile, if you want to contact me, I can be reached at (318) 555-0101 or CSmith@LaTech.Edu

Sincerely yours,

Craig J. Smith