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Sample cover letter for Internship position at HSBC

POSITION:

Procurement

I am interested in an internship with OC&C Strategy Consultants and heard about your company’s recruitment through your website. I am currently a penultimate year student pursuing a degree in Economics at the University of Exeter.

Strategy consulting interests me because few other professions provide the exposure to such an array of industries. Working in strategy consulting will provide me with the opportunity to work with the highest level of management to analyse their most complex problems. The working culture at OC&C Strategy Consultants was one factor that attracted it to me. Having an atmosphere that is relaxed but focused combined with an analytical and creative approach to solving problems is something few other consultancies can offer. Furthermore, the smaller team sizes result in greater exposure and development opportunities early on. This combined with the tailored training programmes available reflects an unwavering commitment to helping your consultants grow. Such factors were important to me when choosing a company to join at this stage in my life.

I feel my skills and character align myself with your company’s values, making me a suitable candidate for the position. During my internship with [company], my role involved working overseas offices to carry out transactions. Through working with employees in different countries, I was able to develop my teamwork and interpersonal skills. Additionally, serving as a Platoon Sergeant in the army has improved my analytical skills and perseverance. For example, developing a modified training regime, which increased the weight loss of my obese men by over 10%. Furthermore, juggling my academic, sporting and various committee positions has involved managing my time efficiently throughout university, a skill I believe crucial to take to a career at your company.

Enclosed is a copy of my CV for your review. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss in more detail as to how I can contribute to OC&C Strategy Consultants. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Yours faithfully,



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