4623 E. 11th Street, #2A
New York, NY 10003
January 11, 2004
Ms. Danna Krube
MBA Recruiting Coordinator
Mercer Management Consulting
2320 N Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037
Dear Ms. Krube:
I am writing to express my interest in obtaining an associate position with your firm. I will graduate from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in May 2004 with an MPA degree in Advanced Management Techniques and Management Information Systems. I believe my strong academic background, personal initiative, and work experience would be an asset to Mercer Consulting, and I hope that you will consider me for an interview. As indicated in my resume, I have many skills that could contribute to your organization:
Analytical skills: In my most recent position working at the NYC Department of Finance, I analyzed current inefficiencies in revenue operations and offered alternative solutions. I spent several weeks at the Department of Health, Environmental Control Board, Parking Violations and the Department of Consumer Affairs analyzing current processes and conducting operational analysis. I used the information gathered at these on-site visits in Joint Application Design sessions, offering solutions and suggesting alternatives aimed at improving customer service and streamlining revenue collections. Currently, the NYC Department of Finance is implementing many of my recommendations, and I was invited to return after graduation as a Senior Analyst.
Teamwork/Leadership: The successes of many projects I conduct at SIPA depend on teamwork. In most of my classes team projects are required and involve project planning, task delegation, formal presentations, and open lines of written and oral communication. My professor and peers frequently delegate me to team leader. Also, as part of my SIPA fellowship, I lead a two-hour calculus review for students enrolled in microeconomics.
Communication: My experience working at a boutique law firm and at an investment management firm provided me with substantial experience communicating with clients and top management. In both positions, I spent a great deal of time on the phone and in meetings with clients discussing their concerns and relaying this information to management.
I am attracted to Mercer because it is a fast growing, innovative firm. It is distinguished from other consulting firms in that it has many other subsidiaries, as well as its parent company Marsh & McLennan, to utilize for information and resources. I believe the analytical skills I acquired through my experience improving operations at the Department of Finance and the knowledge I am obtaining about technology and media management in my current coursework at Columbia Business School would make me a valuable addition to your consulting team.
I appreciate your time and consideration. If you have any questions regarding my resume or qualifications, please do not hesitate to call. I look forward to speaking with you.
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