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Sample cover letter for Internship position at J. P. Morgan

POSITION:

Summer Internship

1/23/2012

J.P. Morgan

Dear Sir or Madame:

I am an ambitious undergraduate at NYU [removed]. I am a punctual, personable, and shrewd individual, yet I have a quality which I pride in myself more than any of these.

I am unequivocally the more unflaggingly hard worker I know, and I love self-improvement. I have always felt that my time should be spent wisely, so I continuously challenge myself; I left [removed] because the work was too easy. Once I realized I could achieve a perfect GPA while holding a part-time job at NYU, I decided to redouble my effort by placing out of two classes, taking two honors classes, and holding two part-time jobs. That semester I achieved a 3.93, and in the same time I managed to bench double my bodyweight and do 35 pull ups.

I say these things only because solid evidence is more convincing than unverifiable statements, and I want to demonstrate that I am a hard worker. J.P. Morgan is a firm with a reputation that precedes itself and employees who represent only the best and brightest of those in finance. I know that the employees in this firm will push me to excellence, especially within the Investment Banking division. In fact, one of the supporting reasons I chose Investment Banking over any other division was that I know it is difficult and hope to augment my character by diligently working for the professionals at Morgan Stanley, and have much to offer in return.

I am proficient in several programming languages, and I can pick up a new one very quickly. For instance, I learned a years [sic] worth of Java from NYU in 27 days on my own; this is how I placed out of two classes. I have a fantastic background in [removed] covering a variety of useful topics including [removed]. Even further, I am taking [removed] currently, two [removed] courses [removed] so that I may truly offer the most if I am accepted. I am proficient with Bloomberg terminals, excellent with excel [sic], and can perform basic office functions with terrifying efficiency. I have plenty of experience in the professional world through my internship at [removed]. In fact, my most recent employer has found me so useful that he promoted me to [removed]. This role is usually reserved [removed] but my employer gave the title to me so that he could give me more work.

Please realize that I am not a braggart or conceited, I just want to outline my usefulness. Egos can be a huge liability, and I try not to have one.

Thank you so much for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best,
[removed]

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