According to hereisthecity.com, guys on Wallstreet are raving about this cover letter. I don't think it hurts that the kid's uncle introduced him to a banker. Also on the website ( http://hereisthecity.com/2013/01/16/wall-street-bo... ) some people are calling it begging for charity.

Personally, I don't love it, but I might give him an interview.

Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 1:14PM
Subject: Summer Internship


My name is (BLOCKED) and I am an undergraduate finance student at (BLOCKED). I met you the summer before last at Smith & Wollensky's in New York when I was touring the east coast with my uncle, (BLOCKED). I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk with me that night.

I am writing to inquire about a possible summer internship in your office. I am aware it is highly unusual for undergraduates from average universities like (BLOCKED) to intern at (BLOCKED), but nevertheless I was hoping you might make an exception. I am extremely interested in investment banking and would love nothing more than to learn under your tutelage. I have no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes or picking up laundry, and will work for next to nothing. In all honesty, I just want to be around professionals in the industry and gain as much knowledge as I can.

I won't waste your time inflating my credentials, throwing around exaggerated job titles, or feeding you a line of crapp (sic) about how my past experiences and skill set align perfectly for an investment banking internship. The truth is I have no unbelievably special skills or genius eccentricities, but I do have a near perfect GPA and will work hard for you. I've interned for Merrill Lynch in the Wealth Management Division and taken an investment banking class at (BLOCKED), for whatever that is worth.

I am currently awaiting admission results for (BLOCKED) Masters of Science in Accountancy program, which I would begin this fall if admitted. I am also planning on attending law school after my master's program, which we spoke about in New York. I apologize for the blunt nature of my letter, but I hope you seriously consider taking me under your wing this summer. I have attached my resume for your review. Feel free to call me at (BLOCKED) or email at (BLOCKED). Thank you for your time.



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Comments (7)


18th thread on this at least

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

In reply to yeahright

18th thread on this at least
and somehow, you've managed to comment in them all.....

"After you work on Wall Street it's a choice, would you rather work at McDonalds or on the sell-side? I would choose McDonalds over the sell-side." - David Tepper

In reply to oreos

18th thread on this at least
and somehow, you've managed to comment in them all.....

haha, work is slow! I only commented on two!

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."


Good stuff

"Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."- Benjamin Franklin


I don't like it. Am I missing something?

Because when you're in a room full of smart people, smart suddenly doesn't matter--interesting is what matters.


He got an interview at the place he sent this email to.


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