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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Credit Suisse


Business Analyst

To Credit Suisse Office Recruitment Team

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a first year student in the MSc in Finance at XXX University, I am writing this letter to apply for the 2015 Summer Internship in the Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse. I am really passionate about Finance, I have been managing my own (small) stocks portfolio for two years trying to apply a value investing strategy even if I know that my budget is almost trifling. Furthermore in the last year, through several experiences both at YYY (where I did my Exchange Program) and at XXX, I understood my abilities and my personality would better fit in the Investment Banking area than in any other, and that in a long-enough time horizon, my aim is to become a professional who organizes talents and resources to provide financial solutions for either companies and private investors.

I believe both my technical/analytical abilities, mastered through focused courses, and personal/relational skills, developed in the most various experiences (from private tutoring to sporting activities) would allow me to add value to the Division and to create a wide network of interpersonal relationships that I consider fundamental in the formation process of a successful career. I learned the importance of meritocracy in real-life experiences, and strongly believe in this principle as the leading value for any Society that wants to grow continuously improving its performance. I am a very determined and self-confident person but, even though I can manage a leadership position, I work with attention to group dynamics, considering teamwork also as a knowledge-sharing experience that can improve individual practice.

I am sure that working at Credit Suisse would mean an opportunity to further develop my abilities while having fun in a uniquely stimulating environment. I believe that the predisposition of Credit Suisse in creating stable and lasting relationships with their costumers and in pursuing an investment policy sustainable in the long-run denotes a wise forward-looking sight in this market scenario characterized by great uncertainty. It is well known that Credit Suisse is a leading-innovator firm in the financial sector (from the first telex connection with NY in 1951 up to the launching of the first Internet Banking platform in 1997) and still today is able to anticipate its competitors in identifying the main drivers of the economy. I was pleasantly impressed when I heard the speech that Mark Burrows held in Jakarta for the Forests Asia Summit concerning the importance of Green Economy, I strongly agree with his position because the preservation of the environment will be one of the main issues in the future and once again Credit Suisse is moving in advance compared to the other institutions.

For all the reasons I explained, I believe I am a very motivated candidate for this experience in the IB Division at Credit Suisse. I am ready and willing to dedicate all my abilities to it, hopefully beginning with this program what could be a long lasting partnership.

Thank you for your time and for considering my application.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

September 17th, 2014

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