I got forwarded this e-mail from a friend at another consulting firm - a student at NYU applying for an internship sent out an e-mail to JPMorgan and despite a very strong CV, has essentially destroyed his chances of ever working in banking or consulting. A few words of advice, as well as a link to an article with the full text below -
A number of students outside of the typical Finance & Accounting degrees will face the same question from a resume reviewer: do you have the quant skills needed to succeed as a consultant? Read through to learn a little bit more about what you need to do to prove your math smarts.
As a consultant, attention to detail is critical. Don't mess up your chances with one of these simple mistakes:
Your application is comprised of 3 documents - your resume, your cover letter, and your unofficial transcript. These are your only representation, and so you need to make sure that each and every one of these documents represents you in the best light possible. You don't have control over your transcript (beyond doing well in your classes!) but you do control what your CV and CL say.