Citi Summer Associate Program Cover Letter – Malaysia

by Mai Le | Oct 8, 2016

*** Citi Corporate Sales and Structuring Summer Associate Program Cover Letter – Contributed by a Cover Letter Library member from Malaysia ***

  • Who’s the lucky company?
    Citigroup KL
  • For which division at Citigroup KL?
    Citi Corporate Sales and Structuring
  • And for which office?
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Which year was this Citigroup KL application?
    2015
  • What’s the formal title of the position you applied for?
    Summer Associate
  • How were you informed of the subsequent Citigroup KL interviews?
    HR emailed
  • How long roughly did it take for you to hear back about your offer?
    3 weeks
  • Via what means did you hear back about this outcome?
    Email
  • Is there anything you wish you should have known or prepared for prior to applying to Citigroup KL?
    Truly know why you want to join Citi. For instance, their global network, is something that you want to mention.
  • Overall out of 10, how would you evaluate your experience with Citigroup KL?
    8
  • Before you go, is there anything else you think will help other candidates get the offer at Citigroup KL like you did?
    Basic competency questions

Citi Summer Associate Program Cover Letter

Citibank Berhad,
No 165 Jalan Ampang,
PO Box 11725,
Kuala Lumpur.

Dear Graduate Recruitment,

I am <name redacted>, a second year Economics Student at University College London. I am writing to express my interest in the Summer Associate program with Citi Corporate Sales and Structuring.
I am currently pursing my dream of working in Corporate Finance. To succeed in the industry, it is necessary for me to develop the skills needed and gain knowledge and insight into the industry. Citibank’s internship program places emphasis on providing interns with the right tools and support that they need. I feel that this internship would be very beneficial before embarking on a professional career in the financial industry. With this opportunity, given my strong background in economics, I am confident that I will be able to combine my academic prowess and my inner desire to succeed to make the most out of this work experience.
Prior to my pursuit of Corporate Finance, I have also pursued other aspects of banking. I have previously had a Financial Advisory Services internship in Deloitte Malaysia. I worked with a team of analysts and in the process I contributed in researching, producing industrial reports, and analysing financial statements to build a client’s proposal. I also gained experience in financial modelling as part of the internship. It was exciting analysing a firm’s value based on future free cash flows and its peers. I am very keen on obtaining further exposure to the dealings and transactions of Citibank’s clients. Throughout this process, I have learnt that finance is the heart of any business. I feel that the summer associate program would be the best platform to learn more about companies and industries of different capital structures and how to offer solutions to their problems.
I consider myself to be a well-rounded individual that strives within a team environment. I am able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a steep learning curve. I led a team of peers in the UIBS M&A Challenge organised in London. I was deeply involved in the pitching process, consolidation of the overall pitch-book, and the building of financial models. Through this, I improved my time management skills and leadership skills as well as developed essential public speaking skills. Additionally, my outstanding academic achievements are an indication of my determination and enthusiasm for learning.
As an organization of talented and intelligent individuals that value diversity and energy, I believe Citibank is the optimum platform for me to develop my talents and pursue my career aspirations. I look forward to having a chance to be a part of Citi Summer Associate Program.

Thank you.
Yours sincerely,

<Name Redacted>

About Citi

Website: www.citigroup.com
Headquarters: New York, NY, United States
Size: 10000+ employees
Founded: 1812
Type: Company – Public (C)
Industry: Finance
Revenue: £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors: Bank of America, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley

Citi is more than a global financial services company. It’s an engine for progress. Join us, and you’ll have the chance to get involved in progress in all its shapes and forms, right across the world. From the micro to the macro, from Australia to Zambia, the work we do has a real positive impact. Wherever you are and whatever you do, progress starts here.

We’ve built a world famous, trusted brand over 200 years of continuously evolving financial services. And today, our influence continues to grow: with financial operations in 160 countries and 100 currencies. We have 200 million different clients, including some of the biggest names in the industries, sectors, businesses and governments that we serve every day. It all adds up to an exciting place to be for talented, ambitious people who want to build a truly remarkable career.

Mission: Citi’s mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients. We are Citi, the global bank – an institution connecting millions of people across hundreds of countries and cities.

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Written By Mai Le

Mai worked for Goldman Sachs in London for many years as an investment banking associate. When she was at LSE, her seniors used to pass her notes of their interviews as well as their cover letters, which helped her tremendously in her job search. This site is a way for her to pay it forward, obtaining qualified materials from her friends and contributors, and building a similar community to pass the resources on to you.

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