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Mr. David Lee
Director of Recruiting
Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, LLC
East Brunswick, NJ 08812
October 3, 2011
Dear Mr. Gallagher:
It is a pleasure to write to you and express my interest in the consultant position offered by Deloitte & Touche’s public sector practice. After speaking with Mr. Brandon Cline and Mr. Dicker Loselle at the information session they conducted at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), I believe that I am well qualified to perform the work and meet the challenges of your firm.
In May I will receive a Master of Public Administration degree from SIPA, with a concentration in advanced management techniques and education policy. These studies grew out of my education reform work and new school development in South Africa. While there, I directed an education enrichment program that included teacher training, curriculum development and direct instruction. It was a formative and consuming experience which demanded that I gain the trust of educators, politicians, parents, and students. The program established goals, communicated a strategy, and effected change by building on the stakeholders’ strengths. After two years, selfsustaining reforms were established that continue to benefit children.
While in South Africa, it became clear that effective school reform depends on systemic growth in other public sectors, including health services, employment initiatives, and infrastructure and environmental development. To learn more about these public services, sharpen my analytical skills, and learn new strategies for organizational change, I enrolled at SIPA. Appropriately, I have developed my abilities in quantitative analysis and financial and organizational management, and have applied these skills through continued work with public service organizations.
I would like to apply this experience and scholarship to the challenges that face the public sector and education system and believe that consulting provides an exciting opportunity to accomplish this goal. With objectivity, strategic thinking, and an articulated vision, cooperative change can happen, and I would like to guide the direction of this change. It is my sincere hope to have the opportunity to do so with Deloitte & Touche.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Enclosed is my résumé, and if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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