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.