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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Oxford valuation


Business Analyst


To whom it may concern:

I am an undergraduate student at Columbia double-majoring in Political Science and Statistics with a concentration in Business management. Prior to Columbia, I spent the better part of two years abroad in the Middle East, Southern Europe, and South America. During my time abroad I pursued studies in Arabic language and culture while also learning about the political issues, histories, and cultures of various regions of the World.

Professionally speaking, during my time at Columbia I have gained a variety of work experiences that provide me with an excellent foundation of performing research, analysis, and data collection. At Oxford Valuation Partners, I was responsible for catalyzing firm growth and managing a new division within the company. My duties ranged from deal sourcing to creating data spreadsheets via excel to meetings with current and prospective clients. At Brown Harris Stevens, I assisted with market analysis, client services, and property management, while also learning about real estate from the sell side. I was tasked with independently completing business and market analysis for my employer. At ClearCo, I served as a core member of the entrepreneurship team, formulating business priorities and objectives. I also spearheaded the design of the firm’s social media platforms as well as efforts in raising brand awareness through researching and assessing meaningful opportunities. CoClear presented a close-knit work environment that placed collaboration above all else. Together, these opportunities, which I maintained during the school year, have provided me the ability to successfully multitask, manage my time, and stay organized. These experiences have also prepared me to communicate well and present information in multiple formats (via Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, as well as via web-based media).

In addition to my professional background, I have strived to attain an academic sophistication of the international political theatre and geopolitical realities. I have studied the political, economic, and social aspects of international markets in courses such as International Politics, Cultural Psychology, and Contemporary Civilization. In my pursuance, I aim to compliment educational depth with encompassing awareness through courses such as Nationalism, War Peace Strategy, and History of the Modern Middle East. In doing so, I seek to study the substance of international relations and events through psychological, philosophical, and historical lenses. In my professional endeavors, I wish to strike a balance between using an analytical framework with an educated approach in order to make meaningful decisions. 

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