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Sample cover letter for Internship position at McKinsey


Business analyst

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to request an interview for a business analyst intern position at McKinsey. I enjoyed learning about your company from website, newspapers and publications. In particular, I have been impressed by the mission outlined in your website, realizing how McKinsey’s unique positioning in the consulting industry has been reached thanks to a client-driven approach.

I have a strong ambition to pursue a career in the business consulting world as a member of McKinsey. Your company offers a unique opportunity to interact with leading global companies and provide solid contributions to their results. Given my analytical and quantitative knowledge, combined with my experiences, I believe that I have all the skills to perform successfully in the role of a business analyst intern.

Last September I graduated with a Bachelor in Finance and Economics from XXX University with a final score of 110 out of 110 cum laude. During the spring semester I also attended a five months Exchange Program organized by my University with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

I am currently enrolled in the M.Sc. in Finance, which is considered the most prestigious and challenging course taught at XXX.

Furthermore, in summer 2012 I attended a ten week internship in the Investment Banking department of XXX, an Italian independent investment bank, that allowed me to work on field: I was part of a team and I assisted the companies evaluation process, preparation of pitches and information memorandum.

Discussing with my superiors about different companies belonging to various sectors made me develop a strong analytical way of thinking and a more strategic view. During this experience I developed different types of skills: I have been able to work in group, learning how to relate with people in a team, I strengthened my attention to details and my ability to take decisions quickly.

I have applied to McKinsey’s business analyst summer internship because I am convinced this kind of job would make me able to mix my passion for business strategy and corporate valuation.

Moreover, McKinsey covers several industries such as Healthcare and Oil & Gas and as a consequence would allow me to gain a deep knowledge of companies involved in different activities.

I would therefore strongly enlarge my knowledge in a very short-time period and I consider it fundamental to start my career with a job in which the learning curve is very steep.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my experience further in a personal interview. I remain available for further information you may need and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely,

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