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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Bain


Associate Consultant

My desire to work in the consulting industry has been sparked by both the variety and the

quality of experiences it offers. Working across the broadest possible range of industries and

client personnel will help me gain diverse knowledge and come across varied challenges. This

aspect is specially attractive to me as throughout my life, I have loved to push myself out of

my comfort zone and make game-changing contributions, whether it be as a leader of

debating and quizzing activities, a Sports secretary who pushed a hostel obsessed with

cultural activities to winning the Sports trophy, or an Academic Council General Secretary

working to create lasting institute-wide changes in the IIT academic system. Such experiences

have shown me that if there is one thing I love, it is to be challenged and to be able to make

an impact through overcoming that challenge. Consulting, and with Bain in particular, offers

me a chance to revolutionize paradigms, and I believe that my career in IIT has given me both

the confidence and the quality of experience to be successful in such an attempt.

Consulting will also enable me to make full use of, and further develop my logical and

problem-solving skills, providing an intellectually stimulating challenge of the sort I have

always coveted. I have nurtured an intense passion for Debating, which at the end of the day

is nothing but breaking things down rationally and conveying them in a simple way that will

be easy to understand. Imagine my delight when I was told that this was pretty much all I

would have to do in this ‘job’! Over the years, I have learned a lot about debating and will

revel in the opportunity to use these skills in the real world.

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