|Who’s the lucky company?|
|Bain & Company|
|For which division?|
|And for which office?|
|When did you submit this Bain & Company Cover Letter?|
|What’s the formal title of the position you applied for?|
|Project Team Intern|
|How were you informed of the subsequent interviews for this?|
|How long roughly did it take for you to hear back about your offer?|
|Via what means did you hear back about this outcome?|
|Is there anything you wish you should have known or prepared for prior to applying to this company?|
|As an intern position, applicants were required basic knowledge of data tools, and how to conduct research (detailed steps)|
We ran through a simple case study, which the difficulty was much lower than the case study for full-time positions.
|Overall, out of 10, how would you evaluate your experience applying to this company?|
|inally, before you go, is there anything else you think will help other candidates get the offer here like you did?|
|Relax and show the best you got!|
The internship position interview itself isn’t difficult, just have to show that you have the necessary research skills and that you’re diligent enough to undertake the various tasks each consultant will ask you to do.
Bain & Company Cover Letter
August 19, 2020
Bain & Company
Dear Recruiting Coordinator,
Since 2010, I have worked on 8 NGO and non-profit projects to solve pressing social issues in Kuala Lumpur, Chicago, Oxford and Seoul. But as much as the process was rewarding, it was also beset by a range of uncertainties and inefficiencies stemming from the lack of resources and systematic planning. In the search of a way to leave much more long-lasting impact on society, I turn to Bain, where I aspire to broaden my perspectives and skillsets across diverse sectors of society.
I am confident that Bain is the best learning ground for me to mature into an influential strategist and problem-solver. After working at Bain as Temp and PTI for a total of 5 months, I saw for myself that Bain is genuinely invested in maximizing each individual’s potential. Despite my position as an intern, each consultant treated me as an intellectual equal, incorporating my views and insights into their analyses. Each consultant’s feedback also sought to teach me how to excel not just as an intern, but as a full-fledged consultant. Bain’s incredibly supportive environment reassured me that once a member of the community, I will be given many more exciting opportunities to take ownership of challenging tasks and thereby grow exponentially towards my long-term goal.
In the long run, my goal is to explore opportunities for aligning business goals with creating social values. Even if the core of consulting lies in business, Bain’s history of commitment to sustainability and involvement in pro bono cases perfectly align with my vision of maximizing positive impact on society. As Korean society begins to demand more social responsibility from corporations, all the more following the COVID-19 crisis, I envision leveraging Bain’s resources and global influence to propose more sustainable, and thus meaningful growth solutions to clients.
I bring to Bain my skills and experiences that span across the social sector and the private sector. My ability to think in the shoes of others and my readiness to challenge the status quo are my 2 main personal strengths that have consistently helped me to drive meaningful outcomes in face of new challenges. Just 2 months into my first business role at WAUG, a start-up, I grew the number of strategic partnerships by 11, instead of the average of 4 among other new team members. In later stages, I further improved the profitability of several best-selling products by 10~15%. The key to my success was my ability to listen and to emphasize with others, allowing me to quickly identify common interests for both parties. Further, I proactively redesigned co-marketing proposals with partner-specific analytics to increase positive responses from potential partners. My unrelenting thirst for a better alternative largely stems from my past experiences that demanded significant leadership on my part and will continue to help me thrive in the most challenging situations at Bain.
I hope this briefing helps you use your time effectively today and I hope we can talk soon to discuss my qualifications for the position. Thank you for your time and consideration.