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January 25, 2013

"Best cover letter ever" nets job offer — From Smith & Wollensky

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Long story short: an undergraduate finance student at an "average" university wrote a letter (below)

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inquiring about a summer internship at some investment banking firm.

It went viral and the usual ensued.

Today's New York Times Business section features a full-page ad (page 5; top) incorporating that letter into an offer of a summer internship: alas, not at an investment banking firm but, rather, at Smith & Wollensky, where our intrepid investment banker wannabe had dinner last summer "when I was touring the east coast with my uncle."

Yo, kid: take the steak, leave the investment banking business — to paraphrase a memorable scene from "The Godfather" (below).

You may not be able to bank a small fortune as a result but you'll sure know meat inside and out.

And an insider's knowledge of meat in these trying times is no small beer.

January 25, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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Take off and nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jan 26, 2013 12:10:44 AM

Their Marketing Director deserves a raise.

Posted by: tamra | Jan 25, 2013 7:06:43 PM

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