To whom it may concern,
My longstanding dream to join the EY family has now become a strong desire after completing a 2-month internship last summer. The team proved to me that excellence and hard work are rewarded in EY irrespective of background. The firm not only looks for passionate and intelligent candidates but also ones with long term commitment. EY’s idea of building a better world reverberates positively with me.
I believe that with my experiences and curriculum base, which has been proven in the form of an honors degree and leadership positions held, I will definitely be able to continue contributing towards EY’s objectives as part of the firm’s biggest asset – It’s people.
After completing my undergraduate studies and prior to joining business school, I interned with Ernst & Young in the Valuations & Business Modelling division. I was involved in conducting industry research, due diligence, valuing companies using DCF and comparables and making pitch presentations for several valuation engagements and two possible mergers. I gained a good understanding of the telecom and petrochemical sectors and its key value drivers.
My interactions with the senior team members during that time helped me realize that at this stage in my career, an exposure to a wide variety of sectors would be fundamental for me to build a strong base in financial advisory to institutions and governments. Further, developing a strong understanding of deploying capital and understanding business viability increases my ability to analyze the impact that macroeconomic indicators have on firms in distress. This internship responds to both these learning objectives which is why I have chosen to apply for this program. My interest in consulting is fuelled by the diverse skillset and the broad knowledge base it demands and rewards an individual with.
Additionally, I have been managing my family’s funds since the past 2 years, and my background of investing in emerging markets has helped me immensely in honing my financial analysis skills and developing clear, defined objectives and principles. My knowledge and intellectual rigor are continually tested and I consistently strive to broaden my understanding of financial markets.
In the past, I’ve seized opportunities and gotten out of my comfort zone to improve myself. I’ve taught children at a destitute home which has vastly improved my communication and presentation skills. My involvement in associations such as AIESEC, where I had the chance to work with and lead individuals from diverse backgrounds has helped me to develop strong interpersonal skills – which I am looking to further enhance in my gap year. When I’m not studying, I like to travel and read books on the subject of psychology and finance. I want to constantly learn and grow.
I’m fully aware that the pressure to perform well will be significantly high and I’m willing to put in the effort and hours required to succeed in this environment. I strongly believe that these experiences will be the right start towards my long term career in Financial Advisory at EY.
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