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123 Bakers Lane
Durham, NC 27109
September 9, 2015
Recruiting Manager
McKinsey & Company
950 Main Avenue Suite 1200
Cleveland OH 44113
Dear Recruiting Manager:
I am applying for a full-time position as a Business Analyst in the Atlanta office of McKinsey &
Company. This opportunity came to my attention through the Duke Career Center job posting system. I
had the opportunity to attend the McKinsey Corporate Information session where I spoke to David Isner
and Susan True about the company culture and work atmosphere. McKinsey is attractive as a reputable
consulting firm offering challenging and rewarding work and after speaking to David and Susan, I am
even more enticed to apply.
As a current Master of Management Studies student at The Fuqua School of Business, I have had an
opportunity to work in a team-based environment while having exposure to strategy, corporate finance
and business communication courses. This case-based classroom experience complements my previous
internship experience where I had the opportunity to problem solve with a variety of clients in different
industries. As I explored a career in strategy consulting at a top firm like McKinsey & Co., I realized that
I would need to refine my skills in modeling, strategic thinking and corporate finance. This was the
primary reason I decided to enroll in a one-year masters program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
I believe that in addition to my business background and skillsets, I possess leadership skills from a
variety of extracurricular activities as an undergraduate that will make me an asset to your organization.
My positive attitude, resourcefulness and uncompromising commitment are derived from a variety of life
experiences and will be beneficial in the consulting environment.
I look forward to showing you my commitment and preparation to starting a career in strategy consulting
with McKinsey & Co. in future conversations. I can be reached at m[email protected] or 919-660-1234.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Mary Jane Smith

If it really was a no–brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no–brained, harebrained, and otherwise dubiously brained individuals quitting their day jobs and hanging out their own shingles. Nobody would be left to round out the workforce and execute the business plan. | Bill Rancic