December 10, 1999
Mr. John O. Main, Director of Recruiting
Merrill Lynch and Company Incorporated
World Financial Center
New York, NY 10281-1331
Dear Mr. Main:
As a student in the finance concentration of MBA program at the University of Texas. I am presently pursuing internship opportunities for the summer of 2000. I recently attend your reception, hosted by Mr. John Doe, and find your internship program very appealing. I want to use my engineering background in the valuation of “high tech” securities or in the analysis of corporate debt-equity structuring.
My decision to expand, from engineering into business, was fueled by a desire to work in the financial industry, providing analysis and consultation to firms that developed advanced technology. I have a solid understanding of the technical and financial issues related to the successful operation of an emerging technology business.
Highlights of my accomplishments include:
· Heading a viability study for the use of robotics in nuclear reactors under a $600,000 Department of Energy grant
· Providing technical expertise on projects in Western Siberia
· Developing models of space station designs for NASA that were later utilized in space station design specifications
· 3 years work experience in the design and development of industrial processing equipment and systems
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you, in greater detail, your internship positions and my unique qualifications.
Thank you again for you time and consideration. I will follow up this correspondence to confirm receipt of my enclosed resume and to hopefully discuss potential internship opportunities with your organization.
Edgar E. Engineer