The Wall Street exec who received the cover letter from an intern hopeful, immediately forwarded it on to colleagues, with the message: “This might be the best cover letter I’ve ever received. Second and third paragraphs especially.”
One of his colleagues added to the e-mail chain, “I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy gets at least a call from every bank out there.” More investment bankers added their comments.
The second paragraph of the letter read:
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.
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