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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Nomura



Dear Sir or Madam,

This is an application for the Women’s Immersion Internship Program at Nomura for April 2015. I recently met your Head of Consumer Group, Mark Howden and Managing Director, Malcom Horton with whom I discussed the culture and recent deal flow at Nomura. From this, I understood that the bank is unique as an Asian Investment Bank and my two placements with Nomura in the past, confirmed that I would enjoy my time with you.

Nomura is a leading financial services group, with an international network in over 30 countries and from discussions with those in the industry; I know that you value initiative, analytical skills and professionalism. Earlier this year, the I would like to work in an environment like Nomura with a strong reputation and track record of client satisfaction and I feel confident that I can meet the challenges presented by a fast-moving sector.

I have previously completed work experience placements in commercial finance at the ASOS headquarters, corporate finance with AEGIS Insurance Services, Nomura and MAPFRE RE. Through these experiences I have been given opportunities to work directly with clients, analyse financial statements, make investment recommendations and increase my knowledge of equity, debt and derivatives. I have developed leadership and analytical skills and enhanced my knowledge of various service lines such as Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance. A hypothetical mergers & acquisitions deal during my placement at Nomura also improved my strategic thinking abilities. Working part time as a business administrator for Reeson Care Homes Ltd has also honed my negotiation, and organisational skills. I applied my new skills to enter the Junior Apprentice television programme, for which I was shortlisted. This gave me the confidence to pursue and develop further my entrepreneurial skills for the McKinsey & Company Leadership Award this summer – July 2014.

I am keen to pursue a career in the financial sector as it’s an industry where you never stop learning. The markets never sit still and you will always be adjusting to the environment. It creates a very dynamic, fast-paced business that is constantly innovating.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my application with you and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

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