55 Continental Avenue Bedford, MA 01731 Phone: 1 678 999 8212 Email: TaylorM@fakemail.com August 9, 2012 HugeCorpCo. 101 State Street Chicago, IL 60610 Dear Sir or Madam, Good morning! (Or afternoon, as may be the case.) I’m very happy to be writing you today, as it’s my distinct pleasure to introduce you to your newest Public Finance Analyst. Her name is Taylor Mathis—please call her Taylor—and she is an ideal fit for the vacancy at HugeCorpCo. Besides her striking looks, Taylor boasts substantial experience in the finance sector. During summer 2011, she interned in OtherBankY’s Wealth Management Division, where she demonstrated exactly the problem solving ability, independence, and mental flexibility you need in an Analyst. And not only that, but Taylor also became highly proficient in the use of Bloomberg, TM3, DBC Finance, and improved her already considerable skills in Microsoft Office programs like Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Thanks to these experiences, Taylor comes ready-made to succeed as a Public Finance Analyst at HugeCorpCo. Thank you very much for your time and attention. I’ve no doubt you’ll want to meet Taylor soon, and I stand ready to arrange a meeting with her, via phone or in person, at your earliest convenience. Sincerely, Taylor Mathis
Taylor Mathis 55 Continental Ave. Bedford, MA 01731 TaylorM@fakemail.com EDUCATION Amherst College, Amherst, MA September 2008 – June 2012 B.A. in Economics, 2012 GPA: 3.73/4.00 Awards: Graduated Magna cum laude; President’s Award for Student Athletes, 2011 & 2012 Bedford High School, Bedford, MA Diploma, 2008 GPA: 3.94/4.00 Awards: Junior Marshal, 2006
August 2004 – June 2008
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Amherst College Women’s Track and Field Team Captain October 2011 – May 2012 Led athletes-only training sessions and held biweekly meetings to discuss team progress. Served as a liaison in discussions between coaching staff and athletes. Amherst College Student Government Chair of Student Activities Finance Committee (SAFC) April 2011 – April 2012 Chaired meetings of the SAFC, which apportions funds to student groups across campus. Met with campus groups to explain funding procedures and mediate funding disputes. Chair of Campus Public Transportation Committee October 2010 – April 2011 Gathered feedback on campus transportation and discussed data with administrators. EMPLOYMENT BrandNameBank, Boston, MA Wealth Management Intern June 2011 – August 2011 Evaluated potential investments for clients of the bank’s Wealth Management Division. Researched performance of current investments and reported weekly to management. Frost Library (at Amherst College), Amherst, MA Student Assistant Coordinator September 2011 – June 2012 Created schedules and reviewed timecards for student workers at the library. Assisted in recruiting new student workers, especially those with Work-Study grants. Bookstacks Assistant October 2008 – June 2011 Shelved returned books, and processed loans and returns at the circulation counter. SKILLS Proficient with Bloomberg, TM3, and DBC Finance. Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
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