January 28, 2018The Boston Consulting GroupIndia Subject: Job Application. Dear Sir/Madam,I am a third-year student pursuing Bachelorof Technology (B. Tech) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering at the ManipalInstitute of Technology. I am writing you to express my interest in the BCG SummerInternship in Consulting. Upon researching BCG, I was amazed by the work cultureat the firm and how it promotes equal pay and gender equality.
I am impassionedto gain a deeper insight into a career as a consultant intern due to BCG’s intelligentreasoning and have decided to apply to BCG because of its worldwide presence, brilliance,and fidelity to thought leadership.As a senior majoring in Instrumentation andControl Engineering with a minor specialization in Business Management, I sensethat I would be an outright aspirant for this position. I have an avid interestin the consulting industry, and I believe that a Consulting Internship with theBCG will provide me with unparalleled experience in business strategy.During my fourth semester at college, Ideveloped a passion for data-driven analytics and consulting. Further, I tookpart in two international case study competitions: KPMG International CaseCompetition (KICC) and The Global Student Challenge (Inchainge), whichinfluenced my decision to plan to intern in the field of consulting andpart-take in similar extracurricular activities. My experience with different casestudy competitions inspired my enthusiasm for consulting.
Being the only intern, I sharpened my decision-makingskills while supporting the installation of two brake-drum washing machines atan automobile industry during last summer. The environment was fast-paced and intense;thus, I was constantly analyzing data to determine the location where the machinecould be placed. I would then identify the assembly and inspection lines andevaluate all possible alternatives without affecting the lines’ production. Thedecisions had to be quick, concise, and clearly conveyed to the supervisors workingat the lines. As a result of my efforts, supported by my mentor, the companywas able to cut down the manpower in handling the two machines by 66%, which alsoresulted in the process time to decrease by 30%.
During my tenure, I was oftenpraised 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 ayear, along with the drive I demonstrate as Placement Secretary at the PlacementClub, have enabled me to completely utilize my attention to detail andorganization while providing exemplary results. My previous employers can substantiateto my punctuality, loyalty, and dedication towards work and can assert thatthey have entrusted me with increasing amounts of responsibility. I expect to contribute remarkably as a partof your team, and I am assertive that I will be an asset to your firm.
Ibelieve, my qualifications are a great fit with the needs of your firm. Furthermore,my strong dedication and commitment to achieving excellence cannot but contributeto BCG’s continued prosperity.One of the things which attracted me tothis position is the diversity enjoyed by working across umpteen industrieswith numerous clients and the opportunity to make a real impact in shapingthese industries. Lastly, I have relished looking at the various practice casesfound on the BCG website, precisely the method of the approach taken whenaddressing different frameworks.
I would welcome every opportuny to learn more aboutconsulting and the ones that BCG could afford me in the future. Thank you foryour time and consideration.Sincerely,Vipin Antil