January 28, 2018
The Boston Consulting Group
Subject: Job Application.
I am a third-year student pursuing Bachelor
of Technology (B. Tech) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering at the Manipal
Institute of Technology. I am writing you to express my interest in the BCG Summer
Internship in Consulting. Upon researching BCG, I was amazed by the work culture
at the firm and how it promotes equal pay and gender equality. I am impassioned
to gain a deeper insight into a career as a consultant intern due to BCG’s intelligent
reasoning and have decided to apply to BCG because of its worldwide presence, brilliance,
and fidelity to thought leadership.
As a senior majoring in Instrumentation and
Control Engineering with a minor specialization in Business Management, I sense
that I would be an outright aspirant for this position. I have an avid interest
in the consulting industry, and I believe that a Consulting Internship with the
BCG will provide me with unparalleled experience in business strategy.
During my fourth semester at college, I
developed a passion for data-driven analytics and consulting. Further, I took
part in two international case study competitions: KPMG International Case
Competition (KICC) and The Global Student Challenge (Inchainge), which
influenced my decision to plan to intern in the field of consulting and
part-take in similar extracurricular activities. My experience with different case
study competitions inspired my enthusiasm for consulting.
Being the only intern, I sharpened my decision-making
skills while supporting the installation of two brake-drum washing machines at
an automobile industry during last summer. The environment was fast-paced and intense;
thus, I was constantly analyzing data to determine the location where the machine
could be placed. I would then identify the assembly and inspection lines and
evaluate all possible alternatives without affecting the lines’ production. The
decisions had to be quick, concise, and clearly conveyed to the supervisors working
at the lines. As a result of my efforts, supported by my mentor, the company
was able to cut down the manpower in handling the two machines by 66%, which also
resulted in the process time to decrease by 30%. During my tenure, I was often
praised for thinking about problems innovatively and solving them quickly.
These skills, I believe, will definitely aid me in consulting.
My leadership as class president for a
year, along with the drive I demonstrate as Placement Secretary at the Placement
Club, have enabled me to completely utilize my attention to detail and
organization while providing exemplary results. My previous employers can substantiate
to my punctuality, loyalty, and dedication towards work and can assert that
they have entrusted me with increasing amounts of responsibility.
I expect to contribute remarkably as a part
of your team, and I am assertive that I will be an asset to your firm. I
believe, my qualifications are a great fit with the needs of your firm. Furthermore,
my strong dedication and commitment to achieving excellence cannot but contribute
to BCG’s continued prosperity.
One of the things which attracted me to
this position is the diversity enjoyed by working across umpteen industries
with numerous clients and the opportunity to make a real impact in shaping
these industries. Lastly, I have relished looking at the various practice cases
found on the BCG website, precisely the method of the approach taken when
addressing different frameworks. I would welcome every opportuny to learn more about
consulting and the ones that BCG could afford me in the future. Thank you for
your time and consideration.