Academics: Major in Leadership Studies. Minors in business administration and law and the liberal arts
On campus activities:
President of JSGA, UR Honor Council, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, ILA Legacy Award Research Team, Club Lacrosse Team Treasurer, Hillel Board Israel Advocacy Chair, Student Affairs Committee, University of Richmond Alumni Association Board of Directors

What drew you to Capital One?

Interning at Capital One presented me with an incredible opportunity to both learn from great business leaders and further explore Richmond during the summer. As a successful financial corporation, Capital One has continually pushed the envelope in terms of innovation, and it is that spirit that attracted me.

How did you land the internship?

The recruiting/interview process for a Capital One internship is very similar to its full-time hire counterpart. After submitting a resume and speaking with a college recruiter, I was invited back for a “super day.” During that day, I had three case interviews (which test analytical abilities) and a behavioral interview, and then was sent home to await my internship fate. After two weeks of waiting anxiously, I heard back from Capital One and was accepted to their business analyst summer intern program.

What is your role there?

My role at Capital One is that of a business analyst for Card Customer Management. Specifically, I work on the Cross Sell team, and am performing valuations on and making recommendations for cross-selling opportunities.

What is an average day like for you?

I arrive at work about 9 a.m. and begin working on my summer-long project or another side project. I generally will have a few meetings or training sessions interspersed throughout the day and work on my project the rest of the time. I often have the opportunity to meet with prominent business leaders and learn from their experiences, which is one of the major goals of my summer.

How have your classes helped prepare you for the internship?

Classes in both Jepson and the Robins School have prepared me well for my internship with Capital One. Jepson courses have provided me with a great theoretical base for understanding leadership dynamics with the company and classes in the Robins School have taught me the technical skills to complement that understanding.

How do you think this experience will benefit you in the future?

I am hopeful that this internship will turn into a full-time employment opportunity, and am confident that the skills and industry knowledge I am picking up during my internship will benefit my career in the future.

What has been the most memorable part of the internship so far?

The most memorable experience thus far has been our executive speaker session with Ryan Schneider, president of U.S. Card for Capital One. He is incredibly insightful and made a great impression on me with his discussion on the difference between management and leadership, a topic that often comes up in Jepson classes.