HSBC spring week cover letter
October 23rd , 2015
I am a goal-oriented individual with astute analytical and problem-solving skills. I have high regard for excellence and am drawn to opportunities to learn and gain new knowledge. I am looking for a challenging and dynamic job that I can constantly push myself out of my comfort zone and fulfill my maximum potential. Therefore, I am keenly interested in the HSBCSpring Insight Program.
My interest lies in understanding the global economy and how it affects the world. What excites me about it is the ability to combine insights from global and business news with in-depth analysis to come up with differentiated and actionable investment ideas. The ability to solve problems, analyze and streamline large amount of data and come to a final decision demands mental rigor, leadership and being inquisitive, qualities I believe I possess but also hope to continue to perfect throughout the job.
Recognizing the fact that diversity has been in the fore fronts of globalization, I strongly believe in having an open mind and being adaptable. Personally, I have been a student leader, an Honorary Secretary and Executive member of the Business Studies Club for 2 years. Through the countless events and projects that I have spearheaded and planned, I was able to step up to the driver’s seat as well as taking a back seat while empowering others. Moreover, working with people of different thinking, backgrounds and age, I was able to adapt to the different working styles of my committee and worked well with them, and ultimately I was awarded with a Leadership award for Co-Curricular Activities.
One interesting point to note about me is that I have been trained as a competitive basketball player since the age of 7. I believe that the competitive mindset, the strong desire to succeed and the hunger to actualize one’s potential cannot be taught to someone easily. Those are some of the qualities I possess and have instilled in me a sense of inner drive and this pushes me to achieve more in everything I do.
To supplement my academic journey, I have personally taken up events through my role as a student leader to plan and organize charitable events. One event which impacted me was an event called “Smile A Wish”, for the Make A Wish Foundation, a foundation that grants the wishes of terminally ill children. Through this event, I was able to lead to a team of 12 people , through difficult problems such as the unresponsiveness and difficulty of gaining sponsors, working as a team together in tandem as we eventually raised over 15,000 dollars, breaking the previous year’s record.
I seek to complement these experiences with a chance to join HSBC’s Spring Insight Program. The opportunity to learn, gain new insights as well as being able to produce excellence with a community of talented people is amazing. I am particularly drawn to the fact that the HSBC is a forward thinking and well balanced global bank. Most importantly, I believe that my positive attitude, insatiable desire for learning and drive will qualify me a chance of joining HSBC’s Spring Insight Program.
I have enclosed my resume for your review. I very much appreciate your time and consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon. You can contact me at XXX@gmail.com or at my personal mobile number XXX.
Website : www.hsbc.com
Headquarters : London, England
Size : 10000+ employees
Founded : 1865
Type : Company – Public (HSBC)
Industry : Finance
Revenue : £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors : Citibank, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo
HSBC would be a real alphabet soup if the company’s name reflected its geographic diversity. One of the world’s largest banking groups by assets, HSBC Holdings owns subsidiaries throughout Europe, Hong Kong and the rest of the Asia/Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas. All told, the company has some 7,500 locations in more than 90 countries. Its activities include consumer and commercial banking, credit cards, private banking, investment banking, and leasing. Its North American operations comprise HSBC USA, HSBC Bank Canada, HSBC Bank Bermuda, and Grupo Financiero HSBC in Mexico.
Mission: Throughout our history we have been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. We enable businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, helping people fulfil their hopes and dreams and realise their ambitions. This is our role and purpose.