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Sample cover letter for Internship position at UBS
7329 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901, U.S.
December 27th, 2013
My name is Yuzhe Geng and I am currently a freshman at Colby College intending to double major
in Economics with Financial Market Concentration and Psychology. I was recently introduced to
your firm by a friend and was particularly impressed with your entrepreneurial mindset with
emphasis on client service of personalized asset and wealth management. I believe that my high
stress tolerance, communicative skills and ability to work within a team environment, combined
with my exposure to marketing and consumer insight would be a strong fit for UBS. Therefore, I am
writing to apply for the Emerging Talent Program internship in Zurich, Switzerland.
Prior to attending Colby, I worked as a sales assistant at China Branch of Standard Chartered Bank.
In this role, I learned a tremendous amount about capital markets, asset management, corporate
finance and risk management. As the leader of a 13 person cross-functional team tasked with
analyzing the sales strategies in Mainland China and developing mainland market for new services,
I honed a diverse set of communicative, consulting, strategic planning, analytical and project
management skills. Besides, the demanding time constraints taught me to work well in a high
pressure and fast paced environment.
I have also completed internship at Zinch.com in China as a marketing representative. My
experience collecting and sorting files and posting selected information online enabled me to have
the capacity to rapidly digest and synthesize information. Through my success at creating a positive
online presence, I managed to increase the firm’s visibility on popular social media outlets in China
such as Renren and Weibo.
In addition, I spent four months trading for my personal account over the last summer. Through
these experiences, I feel that I have substantial exposure to the markets and their trends and will
continue to learn how to use market orientation to my advantage.
The mission statement of Emerging Talent Program at UBS is closely aligned with my own
interests and work experience as evidenced by my volunteer work at China Social Welfare
Foundation. I believe that my education, experiences, energy and enthusiasm make me the best
candidate for the job. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you in
person and learn more about UBS at your earliest convenience. If my background meets your needs,
I can be reached directly at +1-(217)-721-9007 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time
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