Hi guys, I'm an undergrad trying to secure a. I found a through LinkedIn, and found the firm's email format elsewhere online. I proceeded to email him this:
I am a sophomore at Rutgers University, currently studying Industrial Engineering in the Honors Academy. I am writing to you because I am strongly considering consulting as a career path upon graduation, and I would like to gain legitimate industry experience through an internship during the summer of 2018. Oliver Wyman specifically seems to be the ideal place to cultivate experience, as research has taught me that it is a prestigious, successful firm - furthermore, the culture clearly promotes free thinking through the lack of hierarchal structure. The value placed on energetic and passionate employees is also definitely an attracting factor, as I feel that I embody both traits. Genuinely, I believe that I could thrive in such a learning environment, and that I would be able to gain valuable, applicable skills from an internship at Oliver Wyman.
Personally, I am a good student, with a strong quantitative background. This, coupled with my exceptional interpersonal skills, makes me confident that I can find success in a professional environment. Attached is my resume - please let me know about any further steps I should take, and about any opportunities to meet in person, perhaps to tour a location, or to interview. Thank you in advance.
What do you guys think? I'm obviously one of the more inexperienced users, so rip me apart if necessary. Also any general internship advice would be greatly appreciated.