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Capital One

Technology Intern

June - August 2022 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed getting to put some of the concepts I learned about in the classroom into a real setting while also getting paid! Not only that but Capital One puts on quite a few events to make interns feel valued, and the coding experience really made me feel like I could do anything because of the way they broke the project down and then implemented it. So, I got to see the project be created from basically nothing, and it wasn't terribly simple either.

What I wish was different

I wish I'd set goals earlier in the internship, and put more effort into self-development so that I could've gained more skills and certifications.

Advice

Create goals and orient yourself early. There's a good amount of time towards the beginning where your team won't be doing much-don't just waste it, you have access to valuable training resources you can use to advance your skills!
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Business Analyst

June - August 2022 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Loved the people and environment; they really prioritized our personal growth as interns and provided a lot of great mentorship

What I wish was different

Nothing, it was incredible

Advice

Prioritize getting to understand the industry and all its jargon early on
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2022 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Amazing work culture and really focuses on learning

What I wish was different

Nothing! Best Internship Ever

Advice

Ask questions and advocate for yourself
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Software Engineer Intern

May 2022 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

So far I love assignments I have done and the mentor I am assigned to is very helpfu!

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Just try to absorb as much information as possible and be prepared to actually create features instead of only maintaining code!
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Barista

February - August 2022 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

love being a barista

What I wish was different

wish it was closer

Advice

be ready to be busy
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

People were great, technology was fantastic.

What I wish was different

A lot of red tape when developing new software

Advice

Work hard and get to know everyone!
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Summer Analyst

June 2020 - August 2021 • Houston, TX

What I liked

The team aspect, enjoyed being in. my team

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person and not remote

Advice

Network a lot with senior leaders on your team, do a lot of coffee chats!
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

I loved the people and the fact that they really seemed to care for the interns. The work life balance is great combined with the pay, and they really ensure that you learn a lot.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had more clarity and definition on my role before starting the job, as I thought it would be more strategy but it ended up being a lot more data-heavy.

Advice

Talk to people to see if it is a good fit for you!
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First-Year Intern

June - August 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Capital One has a great culture and I felt this even in a virtual environment. I really loved that this internship focused more on learning and building skills necessary to succeed at the company, and then in the final four weeks we worked on a project in our given team. The people were amazing and helpful, and the mentors and support system I received really gave me the confidence to do well in my internship. We were given much independence in how we used our time and I really loved that.

What I wish was different

I wish we were given more time to work on the project, possibly splitting the learning and working component as 5 weeks each, or incorporating the work from day one as we learn. Regardless, this is something minor in the grand scope of things.

Advice

Really be your true self, because this company allows you to be your true self. Take advantage of the networking opportunities because you never know where they could lead to. Everyone is willing to help, but also don't be extremely reliant on others.
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Project Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Capital One has a great culture and I was able to build a lot of skills and had a lot of personal development

What I wish was different

I wish I had some in person experience as it was virtual.

Advice

I recommend it for anyone of any major!
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • Plano, TX

What I liked

The people, the culture, the pay

What I wish was different

Advice

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Executive Recruitment Intern

May - August 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

The company culture was incredible. I felt heard from day 1 even though I was an intern. I enjoyed my role and had a wonderful supportive team.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship could have been in person but due to COVID I understand. I also wish the internship was a little bit longer.

Advice

Be curious and ask as many questions as possible. Absorb as much knowledge as possible during your short time.
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Customer Solutions Specialist

May - August 2020 • St. Cloud, MN

What I liked

Working from home, Decent hourly pay, Field related internship, and free occasional merchandise from the company.

What I wish was different

Better company management, Better Pay, and more flexible working hours.

Advice

It’s a decent internship for people that are majoring in management (Any concentration), marketing, and finance. It’s not really a suitable internship for people with IS and accounting majors.
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Technology Internship Program

June - August 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

My project had meaning, and I understood what role it played in the bigger picture. Work-life balance was great, and Capital One really cares about its employees.

What I wish was different

I wish I were given more background for my project before we jumped straight into working on stories, but my coworkers were helpful when discussing things I didn't know.

Advice

Don't be afraid to try something new, especially if the only thing holding you back is fear of the unknown. Employers love it when students show ambition. Play to win, don't play to not lose.
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Data Science Intern

June - August 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Work experience, Benefits, culture, compensation

What I wish was different

Work with more big data technologies

Advice

Learn about explainable machine learning models and have an understanding of different methods to understand what drives models to make predictions
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Plano, TX

What I liked

Fun, collaborative environment

What I wish was different

My experience was remote, but I wish I had prepared more in advanced for the projects I was given.

Advice

For the interview, practice, practice, practice
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Financial Analyst Intern

June - August 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Took part in meaningful work which provided actual value. Everyone was open to talking with interns

What I wish was different

I only wish that the experience was in person

Advice

Be willing to put yourself out there
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2021 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Capital One actually cares about its employees - as interns, we received multiple snack boxes and swag packages, as well as access to many online learning resources. I also never met a single person I didn't enjoy talking to or working with.

What I wish was different

I wish I learned more new skills, the team I was working on was using technology I was already familiar with for the most part.

Advice

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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Felt very supported as an intern, worked with an amazing manager who was very helpful and wanted to see me succeed. There are a lot of intern events to socialize/network as well as learn about the company.

What I wish was different

I wish interns would be able to choose their own project rather than get a project assigned to them.

Advice

Don't be scared to ask questions! Put yourself out there to network and try to learn as much as possible because there are a lot of resources to
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Business Analyst Intern

June - July 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the work because it was a mix of data analytics and solving business problems. The people were very kind and the work-life balance was great.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked on a project that was not as credit-heavy.

Advice

I would say that you should try to learn as much as possible. Not only did I learn many technical skills such as Excel, Powerpoint, and SQL but also communication skills.
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