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Sample cover letter for Internship position at houlihan lokey


summer associate

Dear Ms. von Ludwig,

As a second-year student at the Darden School of Business, I am writing to express my strong interest in interviewing for the Corporate Finance Associate position at Houlihan Lokey. My experience working in wealth management and investment banking allowed me to develop analytical and communication skills that make me a prime candidate for this position. I am interested in working for Houlihan Lokey due to its client-centered platform, diverse deal exposure and great responsibility given to associates. Houlihan’s buyside and financing advisory over the acquisition of Xalt Energy by Townsend Ventures, LLC illustrates the firm’s capabilities to deliver exceptional value. Additionally, my goal is to be in an institution that is committed to its employees through personal and professional development opportunities. Knowing that Houlihan Lokey fosters talent development drives a large part of my enthusiasm for the firm. My professional experience to date exemplifies my strong dedication to learning and commitment to personal growth and career development. I am certain that my acquired skills will help me contribute to Houlihan Lokey in several areas. First, as Portfolio Manager at OFISAA, I led a six-person team to implement more logical, effective investment strategies and operations, and worked closely with multiple groups including the holding company’s investment committee to resolve inconsistent investment goals. My ability to develop relationships throughout the organization and act as a trusted point person on sensitive projects established me as an invaluable asset to the firm. Second, as a Summer Associate at Macquarie Capital’s Industrials / Consumer Retail group I developed strong financial analysis skills. For example, over the course of the summer I worked on four live deals and drafted industry research reports for pitch materials in the Consumer Retail, Paper & Packaging, Diversified Industrials and Chemicals industries. Within Chemicals, I worked on the buy-side of a $150MM M&A sell process for a supplements producer, which honed my interest in the segment. Finally, as a member of the Dominican Republic’s brokerage license restructuring team, I further honed my financial, technical, and organizational skills. I believe that my ambition, leadership, and finance skills will help me add value to Houlihan Lokey from week one. I am pursuing a career in investment banking because of the unrivaled responsibility presented to young associates and the opportunity to assist corporations as they make vitally important financing decisions. I am drawn to the distinct challenges of being an investment banker and I would appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate my character and abilities in an interview for the Corporate Finance full-time Associate position at Houlihan Lokey. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Warm Regards, 

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