123 Bakers Lane
Durham, NC 27109
September 9, 2015
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 master’s 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]e.edu or 919-660-1234.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Mary Jane Smith