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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Prudential

POSITION:

Fixed Income analyst

As a lifelong resident of New Jersey, Prudential resonates as a name of trust and integrity. And so I recently had the pleasure to gain better insight on the company’s diverse body of work at the both an information session and career fair at the University of Pennsylvania. I was able to speak with Mr. XXX XXXXXX, private equity credit researcher, about the logistics of working in fixed income. And so I have enthusiastically awaited the opportunity to apply to the Interdisciplinary Investment Professional Internship Program.

Having worked in both a business and laboratory setting, my multi-faceted analytical and communication skills will allow me to adapt to any team or individual project. In fact, this past summer, I was brought into RICS to adjust membership strategies for the upcoming fiscal year, but after looking at the firm’s data and forecasting methods, I shifted the team’s priorities to formally forecast and contextualize the previous two years of data. In turn, I was able to discover as well as communicate new statistical relationships to have several new strategies implemented. My past supervisors and colleagues will be the first to point out my drive to push the firm’s horizon via intricate analytics. My desire to innovate stems from my scientific background. As a research assistant last year, not only did I find different ways to map a gerbil brain MRI, but also I was constantly encouraged to do so. It is the scientific ideal to constantly advance that I believe should be applied to every business model.

For most of my life, I believed that my passion lied in medicine, but not until this past summer did I realize it lied in problem solving – manifested via finance – and began to apply this passion to day trading. After spending countless hours formulating my own model based off corporate analytics and fundamental analysis, I recently have opened a cash account with over 10% growth. Trading, however, is not the same as investing; I want to apply my arduous research habits and analytical skills from trading to build effective, complex fixed income models. As mentioned at the information session, Prudential aims to be amongst the ten largest investment firms in America, and so the only way to grow faster than others is with new, innovative strategies that I strive to bring to this innovative company.

My resume is enclosed for review. I appreciate your time and consideration in reviewing my application and hope to have the opportunity to further demonstrate how I could play a positive role at Prudential. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me.



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