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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Nomura
GOT THE JOB? Yes
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.
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