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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Boston Consulting Group



Dear Recruiting Manager:

I first learned of the Boston Consulting Group when I visited the Forbes website and read through the list of “Best Companies to Work for in 2015.” I immediately visited the company’s website only to find myself impressed by the values statement and approaches used sections. Rather than try to mold a client’s problems into an existing framework, BCG deconstructs the problem and finds solutions from the ground up. I have decided to apply for a position as a management consultant at BCG for its well-established reputation internationally and commitment to its nine values.

I believe that my professional experiences have prepared me for the detailed, analytical and interpersonal components of compliance. This past summer, I worked with McKesson Corporation as a Public Affairs intern. During this time, I was tasked with writing draft comment letters, as well as researching and analyzing policies that I later briefed to the public affairs team in the form of a memorandum. Also this summer, I interned with the nonprofit organization Enterprise for High School Students where I designed and analyzed a survey using Qualtrics that was administered to over 300 past participants to gauge the effectiveness of the program in several key areas. Additionally, in previous summers I served as a policy intern at San Francisco City Hall where I was tasked with researching existing policies in the city and working with legislative aides to identify ways to improve them. Also during this internship, I had to establish a task force of government agencies, contractors/developers, community stakeholders, and residents to resolve the issue of construction noise in the city. This required me to research city noise ordinances, identify possible places of conflict between these ordinances and the actions of contractors, and create a compromise between residents, contractors, and stakeholders.

I believe that in addition to my internship experiences and skillsets, I possess leadership skills from a variety of extracurricular activities as an undergraduate that will make me an asset to your company. My optimistic attitude, resourcefulness, detail oriented behavior and unwaivering determination are derived from a variety of life experiences and will be beneficial in the consulting setting.

I look forward to showing you my commitment and preparation to starting a career in management consulting with the Boston Consulting Group. 

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