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MBB Cover letter via recommendation

Anonymous A

Hello,

I wrote my master thesis under the supervision of a MBB consultant in her educational leave. It worked out well and she offered to forward my application. Besides her I had no contact to the company before.

I usually start my cover letter with 'why this company' and outline any previous experiences I had with them. However, in this case I believe talking about the company's employees and culture is a little far-fetched based on this one person I know.

Do you have any recommendation on how to start? Also, what are you thought on name-dropping (also knowing that my supervisor will read the cover letter)?

Best regards

Andrea
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replied on 05/13/2018
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years of interviewing

In this case, given the recommendation, name dropping is completely fine. I also not see an issue about having the “why this company” section based just on the impression of that one person that you trusted your academic career with and online publications, reviews, etc..

hope this helps.

andrea