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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Barclays



I am a senior economics major at Smith College very interested in the investment banking analyst program at Barclays Capital. At the September 27th information session at Amherst College I was struck by first- year analyst XXXXXXX’s description of Barclays as a global team that prides itself at the ability, to do things differently. With my finance experience, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, I believe I am well-paired to the analyst program and to Barclays

Capital’s culture.

As a summer analyst at Morgan Stanley last year, I prepared pitch books and analyses for client presentations and built financial models for leveraged buyouts and credit reviews. Through participating in deal calls as part of the Financial Institutions Group team, I gained an understanding of how client needs are best met under the pressure of time. Currently as treasurer of Smith’s Student Government Association, I administer financial transactions for 120+ student organizations and oversee a $500,000 budget, responsibilities which draw on my attention to detail and ability to balance multiple priorities.

I’m attracted to the firm’s practice of bringing together a flat hierarchy of diverse team members, each with the opportunity to make a difference through creative problem solving, as this is how I’ve discovered I work best. Barclays Capital’s commitment to service projects such as mentoring at-risk students and serving food in local shelters appeals to me to given my volunteer experience with our local Big Sisters program. The firm’s client-centered philosophy and global market position combined with the opportunity to contribute to the community make Barclays Capital an exciting place to build my career.

I welcome the opportunity to talk with you about my qualifications, experience, and interest in the analyst program at Barclays Capital. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. 

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