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Sample cover letter for Internship position at McKinsey

POSITION:

Consultant

Dear Recruiting Manager: 

I am applying for a full-time position as a Business Analyst in the Atlanta office of McKinsey & Company. This opportunity came to my attention through the Duke Career Center job posting system. I had the opportunity to attend the McKinsey Corporate Information session where I spoke to David Isner and Susan True about the company culture and work atmosphere. McKinsey is attractive as a reputable consulting firm offering challenging and rewarding work and after speaking to David and Susan, I am even more enticed to apply. As a current Master of Management Studies student at The Fuqua School of Business, I have had an opportunity to work in a team-based environment while having exposure to strategy, corporate finance and business communication courses. This case-based classroom experience complements my previous internship experience where I had the opportunity to problem solve with a variety of clients in different industries. As I explored a career in strategy consulting at a top firm like McKinsey & Co., I realized that I would need to refine my skills in modeling, strategic thinking and corporate finance. This was the primary reason I decided to enroll in a one-year master’s program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. I believe that in addition to my business background and skillsets, I possess leadership skills from a variety of extracurricular activities as an undergraduate that will make me an asset to your organization. My positive attitude, resourcefulness and uncompromising commitment are derived from a variety of life experiences and will be beneficial in the consulting environment. I look forward to showing you my commitment and preparation to starting a career in strategy consulting with McKinsey & Co. in future conversations. I can be reached at mj.smith@duke.edu or 919-660-1234. Thank you for your time and consideration

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