January 28, 2018The Boston Consulting GroupIndia Subject: Job Application. Dear Sir/Madam,I am a third-year student pursuing Bachelorof Technology (B. Tech) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering at the ManipalInstitute of Technology. I am writing you to express my interest in the BCG SummerInternship in Consulting. Upon researching BCG, I was amazed by the work cultureat the firm and how it promotes equal pay and gender equality. I am impassionedto gain a deeper insight into a career as a consultant intern due to BCG’s intelligentreasoning and have decided to apply to BCG because of its worldwide presence, brilliance,and fidelity to thought leadership.
As a senior majoring in Instrumentation andControl Engineering with a minor specialization in Business Management, I sensethat I would be an outright aspirant for this position. My leadership as a ClassRepresentative for a year, along with the exhibit as the Secretary at the PlacementClub, have allowed me to think smartly and decisively.During my fourth semester at college, Ideveloped a passion for data-driven analytics and consulting. Further, I tookpart in two international case study competitions: the KPMG International CaseCompetition and the Global Student Challenge, which influenced my decision toplan to intern in the field of consulting and part-take in similar extracurricularactivities. My experience with different case study competitions inspired myenthusiasm for consulting.Being the only intern, I sharpened my decision-makingskills while supporting the installation of two brake-drum washing machines atan automobile industry during last summer.
The environment was fast-moving and earnest;hence, I was regularly analyzing the installation conditions to determine thelocation where the machine could be placed. I would identify the assembly and inspectionlines and come up with alternatives without affecting the lines’ production. Thedecisions had to be smart, concise, and clearly conveyed to the supervisors workingat the lines. Because of my efforts, supported by my mentor, the company wasable to cut down the manpower in handling the two machines by 66%, which alsoresulted in the process time to decrease by 30%. During my tenure, I was often sentfor vendor visits as an outcome of my vivid thinking capability. These skills,I believe, will aid me in consulting.I expect to contribute remarkably as a partof your team, and I am assertive that I will be an asset to your firm. Ibelieve, my qualifications are a great fit with the needs of your firm.
Furthermore,my strong dedication and commitment to achieving excellence cannot but contributeto BCG’s continued prosperity.One of the things which attracted me tothis position is the diversity enjoyed by working across umpteen industrieswith numerous clients and the opportunity to make a real impact in shapingthese industries. Lastly, I have relished looking at the various practice casesfound on the BCG website, precisely the method of the approach taken whenaddressing different frameworks. I would welcome every opportunity to learnmore about consulting and the ones that BCG could afford me in the future.Thank you for your time and consideration.Sincerely,Vipin Antil