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Forward. Thinking.” The motto of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one by which I live because it inspires me to strive for excellence every day. Innovative thinking and passion for finance will allow me to excel as a Financial Analyst with Houlihan Lokey. Currently, I am a senior at UW-Madison pursuing a major in Finance, Investment and Banking, and will be graduating in May 2013.

Through my work experience and listening to Stephen Spencer and Tony Meixelsperger speak at a campus information session last week, it is apparent that being highly motivated, having strong communication skills and demonstrating great teamwork skills are essential components to becoming a successful leader at Houlihan Lokey. The company’s outstanding leadership and business strategy sets it apart from its competition. This is especially evident as the company was rated the number one M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under three billion dollars last year.

I have gained valuable professional experience through my internships with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Hewitt Associates. At Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., I delivered weekly presentations and worked on a summer long group project that was presented in front of the company’s top management. In addition, my analytical and problem-solving skills were enhanced by analyzing and reporting back to a manager on multiple 10K reports. At Hewitt Associates, my Microsoft Excel and accounting skills became solidified after completing online training and creating revenue recognition models to convert data for a new financial system (PeopleSoft 9.1). My leadership, presentation and teamwork skills have continued to strengthen over the past couple years from these opportunities. This experience will help me to apply my analytical skills and business acumen to be successful in the finance industry.

Throughout college, my internal motivation, attention to detail and personality have enhanced the professional attributes necessary for me to have to be a successful investment banker. My involvement with extracurricular activities while maintaining an excellent academic record has prepared me for the demanding work schedule and multiple tasks I would complete. For example, I held the position of Treasurer with my fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi). While holding the position, I learned how to effectively manage a budget, raise money, and write grant proposals. Through my meticulous attention to detail, I created different Excel scenarios of the budget and cut costs by $10,000.

I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about my qualifications and what I can offer Houlihan Lokey. Enclosed is my resume. I can be reached at ..................... I look forward to hearing back from you regarding this opportunity.

Thank you for your consideration.

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