Author: Asim Mahmood


SAMPLE COVER LETTER FOR FUNDANCE Intern

Dear Hiring Manager

The opportunity for a summer finance internship advertised in the website () () () is of particular importance to me. My outstanding academic background, coupled with my international experience in business and analytical skills will enable me to succeed in this job.

As of now, I’m a Senior in the University of () and am in the process of graduating Suma Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in Science in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Mathematical Sciences in May 2014. While in UMD I received instruction on to understand and apply the accounting and finance principles and concepts. In this period I rely heavily in Microsoft Excel to help me to solve problems and simulate various scenarios.

in the early spring of 2012 I completed an international finance course in () in (). During this time , I honed my interpersonal skills and my understanding of international business in general. Following the end of the semester I spent the rest of the month of summer () developing an online sales and marketing campaign for our Hotel business run by our family. The online presence has increased the business by more than 10 percent.

Through my time during my time at () The school I attended was also involved in the activities on campus and was a member of numerous clubs and organizations. As vice president for the Investment Club as well as the head finance tutor, I worked my leadership, communication and organizational abilities and developed the ability to prioritize and complete several tasks simultaneously. I also volunteered with the () program, which is a tax preparation service that is free for those with limited incomes or who are elderly. It was a very satisfying experience and helped me develop the skills required to prepare individual tax returns . It also introduced me to various software for accounting and also improved my interpersonal abilities.

I’m interested in discussing with you what kind of contribution I could make to Raytheon as an intern in finance. Contact with me via () thank you so much for your consideration and time. I am eager to hear from you.

 


SAMPLE COVERLETTER FOR FINANCE Internship

Whom it might concern,

With great excitement that I am submitting my application to this European Investment Bank Finance Trainee program. As a recent University of Warsaw graduate with an interest in finance, I believe that my diverse experience and positive attitude will be a great asset to the European Investment Bank.

In my search for the ideal place to grow and advance my career path, I’ve realized that one the most important requirements is working for an institution that is multicultural and is a symbol of economic empowerment and boosts our continent. Recently , there’s been much debate over the future of the European Union. The plethora of Grexit, Brexit (and even Frexit!) stories have made me nervous at first However, afterward… these stories inspired me to take my own step to support the European community and commit my talents for one of EU main initiatives. The decision for me was based on which organizations I believe I have a connection with values and beliefs with. And then, watching this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hba3SgG1vI&feature=youtu.be – it left me no doubt.

In light of my area of interest and my education, it is obvious that EIB is the ideal location to enhance my abilities and allow me to contribute to strengthening European unity to have a significant contribution to improving the standard of living. I truly hope to take part in forming an organization which is a symbol of creating a strong future for the Europe’s economy.

In conclusion, I am very excited to be engaged in EIB projects. Being a part of this global environment would be an immense privilege. Do not be afraid to reach me should you have further concerns. I would appreciate your time and am looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

 


SAMPLE COVERLETTER FOR FINANCE Internship

Hello, Dear Spotify team,

I am a student in the bachelor program and will graduate on July 16, 2016 at Maastricht University with major in Finance and Business Strategy. Assisting Spotify to keep and achieve its goals of being able the public access to music at any time is a huge beginning for me as I begin being employed by the firm. According to Daniel Ek once stated, ” People just want to have access to all of the world’s music” and I’d like to be a part of the creation process since the year 2000, the number of people using illegal methods to listen to their music. So, the introduction of Spotify to all and every place will make the industry of music much bigger than it was before!

Being the leader of an organization that is among the top-performing non-governmental organizations worldwide would enable me stay aligned with the vision of the organization which is that they want to have musical moments all over the world. As the director of Liter of Light Netherlands, an organization with the goal to offer a sustainable lighting solutions using electricity to the new markets. I am able to develop my teamwork, leadership and solving skills. This was my first time having the chance to oversee a team from day one on various initiatives. I was in charge of the financial plans for different projects and to develop a functional knowledge. For instance, my team and I created the largest Liter of Light workshop in Europe. Thanks to my assistance my team was able to comprehend and analyzed the possibilities to enhance our company. This allowed us to increase awareness and make possible the development of a new community that aims to encourage sustainability throughout the globe.

A background in entrepreneurship can assist me in bringing fresh ideas to your daily job and help you to create a higher degree of customer-centricity. As co-founder of Maastricht Nights, an event company located in the Limburg region, I have always sought to be an open-minded mindset. For instance, in order to transform the concept of nightlife in the Limburg area we invited one of the top DJs from Tomorrowland festival to create special nights to promote various beverages. This helped us to be at the top of the event-organizing companies. Working with managers, artists and companies honed my focus on details as well as my negotiation and business judgement abilities. In addition, as the manager of the financial aspects I created a variety of financial models to help support various strategic decisions. This helped me improve my time management abilities and allowed me to be more precise and exact in my decision-making process. For instance, by investing in a marketing program, we were able to reach more than 300,000 people via TV, radio and on the internet within less than two weeks.

In addition I have plenty of experience in inter-personal communication that could prove useful in the management of organizational behavior. As a coordinator for sponsorships at the Maastricht Center of Entrepreneurship I was the contact to all the companies that were sponsors. In addition, I was responsible for organizing the largest entrepreneurial events in the south of the Netherlands I developed an interest in working with different people on different levels in developing my analytical and communications abilities. Being open-minded and proactive made me successful in working in such a fast-paced and challenging international setting.

In conclusion, I believe that my solid analysis, planning teamwork, and entrepreneurial abilities will assist your branch reach its goals.

 

 


SAMPLE COVERLETTER FOR FINANCE

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam

In this letter, I’d be interested for my interest in the MSc in Finance degree program at the University Commerciale Luigi Bocconi starting …. I would like to be a part of the program and believe that my extensive financial background will meet your needs.

I completed my studies at …, the University of Pennsylvania, which ignited my fascination with Mathematics and other related disciplines. When I consider the main trends of the contemporary times, in which business is a major factor and my own inclination to maths, I began to feel an innate fascination with finance. Since that time, I’ve been determined to shape your life to a manner that allows me to pursue a career in this area.

In 2011, with the aim of transform my dream into reality, I completed all of the required tests with an average score of 91%. I was then accepted into the …. The university I am in has selected the department of management named …, that offers an extensive amount of education in finance. I aim to complete my studies with distinction and earn the “red” diploma. Right now, I am among the top students with respect to grades, with a GPA above…

In 2014, to test my skills in the fields of finance and business, I attempted an exam called the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) which I passed with a score of 613 (98th percentile). After having completed my MSc in Finance, and gaining necessary work experience, I’d love to be able to pass the CFA test. With a solid background I will receive from Bocconi I will be able become the CFA charter holder and demonstrate my competence.

In the course of their the undergraduate years at GSOM every student is given the opportunity to spend one semester in an international business school. I was a student at in the … in five semesters. The choice of the university was not made as a result of luck, but was an intelligent choice. NUS provided me with the chance to experience a totally new culture, get meet new people, discover Asian countries, and discover the different and commonalities of the different cultures’ view of finances. This semester marked the turning point in my life. I’ve learned to respect the opinions of others and to adjust to different situations. The exchange also allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the world around me as well as to discover different aspects of me. I’ve had the privilege of living in a variety of communities all across the globe, and they allowed me to expand my understanding of different cultures, even beyond Asia. The experience has helped me grow in my own personal development and inspired me to consider moving across the globe.

It is important to note that my exposure to different cultures began well before the exchange program. Since the age of seven, I’ve been studying intensely languages. When I was in school for summer holidays, I would often attend language schools in Europe. In the present, I’m proficient in English and proficient on French in addition to Italian. The desire to increase my knowledge of Italian language was a major factor in my decision to choose Italy as a place to pursue further study.

During my bachelor studies, I had the opportunity to work in two different companies. The spring… I was an intern in the Finance department. …. The department gave me the opportunity to put the knowledge I had acquired into action and experience how things function. In 2014, I completed the course of an internship at … Bank. As a member of the Credit and Risk Analysis department I developed my abilities in risk assessment as well as quantitative analysis , and diligence. Because of the lack of staff within the department at that time I was handed an enormous amount of responsibility. I participated in almost every individual activity in the department and it made me think about my actions and be accountable in my decisions. This experience in the workplace encouraged me to consider a career as an analyst in credit. Analyzing and gathering data on clients and their surroundings in risk assessment and decision making is appealing to me since it is the most thrilling aspect of the credit process.

At the moment, I’m not certain if I want to be able to devote my time to studying credit but it is an ideal start. Working in an institution would allow me acquire experience in finance and gain a better knowledge of my potential career direction. Although I do not have a clear established my purpose in life however, my goals always considered more than just earning money. The sheer number of brilliant thinking minds that reside within Russia has always amazed me. There are so many creative ideas and innovative projects are being destroyed because of the absence of smart financing and experienced investors! From a long-term perspective I’d like to connect young and talented Russians to investors around the world.

To accomplish my objectives, I searched for a suitable university that would pay particular attention to quantitative aspects of science due to my passion for math. As I discovered, Bocconi is renowned for its deep-dive instruction in the quantitative aspects of finance. In addition, the Bocconi finance program was ranked eighth worldwide in Financial Times’ MSc in Finance Rankings 2014. Financial Times’ MSc in Finance Rankings 2014.

With this in mind I decided that this college is ideal for me. I’ll have the chance to reside in the beautiful city, while learning the information and abilities that are essential to realize my dreams. Thus, I am desperate for acceptance. With my experience and ambition in finance, I am sure that I will be able to match your qualifications and keep up to date standards at your institution.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I am eagerly awaiting your response. Thank you, truly,

 


SAMPLE COVERLETTER FOR CORPORATE Finance Analyst

Dear Sir/Ma

I am currently working on my final year of studies at X I am aiming to earn an MBA, Chartered Finance Analyst Major in 2017. I am seeking an internship of 6 months starting in September 15th, 2015, to start my summer break. My finance classes and interactions with professionals reinforced my desire to enjoy the most challenging and enjoyable experience at a top European financial institution particularly within your finance department for corporate clients.

What draws the attention of JP Morgan is the worldwide presence and the diversity of the business. The variety of JP Morgan’s employees and customers offers a unique chance to gain from engaging with people from diverse backgrounds. A focus on personal development through education and a work environment that encourages creative and skilled people also differentiates JP Morgan. This combination creates a working environment in which an individual who is highly motivated can have a positive effect in the early stages of their career. The company’s history and track record is sure to make me feel proud to be an employee “team member”.

In addition, the prior job experience I gained at X. an investment bank belonging to X Group offered me outstanding analysis and synthesis abilities. This work experience was an excellent opportunity to increase my understanding of financial analysis, with a particular attention to mergers and acquisitions as well as equity capital markets and the debt capital markets. I was able to develop the required feeling of dedication for working in Finance and also the necessary abilities to work with others and under stress.

I would love the chance to talk with you about any possible internship opportunities you may have. Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. I look to hear from you.

Thank you very much,