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Capital One

Product Management Intern

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Amazing atmosphere and work life balance

What I wish was different

I wish the work would have been tougher

Advice

Go all in from the start on your project, find side projects to work on
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Backend Software Engineer

June - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Freedom and relaxed work environment

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software enginerring intern

June - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Felt just like a tech company, with an open workspace and lots of perks. Upper management pushes strongly to use new technologies.

What I wish was different

I didnt like Richmond very much.

Advice

Capital One's reputation within the tech community is rapidly accelerating. Some people choose C1 over other well-established tech companies for this reason!
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Data Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • McLean, VA

What I liked

- Gave my team meaningful and relevant work - Big investment into making the experience fun for interns

What I wish was different

I had wanted to work on some sort of data analysis but was given very much a software engineering type project.

Advice

Take advantage of the external fun events that Capital One organizes!
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • McLean, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

This was a great Summer experience. Capital One treats its interns very well.
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Customer Security Intake Reporting Intern

June - August 2018 • St. Cloud, MN

What I liked

I had a lot of autonomy with this internship which really gave me the chance to grow. I also got to work side by side with a lot of the workers and experience their job first hand so that I could find ways to improve their day to day experience and provide helpful solutions for the company.

What I wish was different

A lot of my job consisted of speaking over Skype or video calling to the other branch in North Carolina and so it would’ve been nice to have a laptop so that I could have important business calls in meeting rooms instead of at my desk.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! It’s the mistakes that help you grow and improve and you’ll value your work so much more cause you will know how much work and effort you put into it.
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Business Analytics Intern

June - August 2018 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Capital One's Analyst Intern Program is extremely well designed - they have a lot of programming to teach interns about all of the various lines of business, teams, and roles available! On top of that, the program is huge so there are a ton of opportunities to get to know people from other schools that you could one day be working with. My manager and mentor were amazing, and have stayed in touch throughout the semester.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Get to know the other interns, it makes the summer 100x better!
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Commercial Banking Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

My internship experience at Capital One was incredible. Throughout the summer, executives from all over the company held speaker sessions to speak with the 25 interns in the commercial banking program. Additionally, the CEO, Rich Fairbank, spoke to the entirety of Capital One's interns for two hours at their headquarters in person. These speaker series highlighted Capital One's dedication t to their interns as well as the company's inviting culture. Throughout the summer, I was encouraged to speak to as many people in the firm as possible, and employees were always willing to set a time to have a coffee chat and talk about their work. The leadership is great and I was always given work that was interesting and furthered my understanding of the business.

What I wish was different

The programming staff was unorganized sometimes especially with travel and instructions.

Advice

Do not be afraid to talk to people and show interest in the company. They are looking for bright and talented individuals that want to be there.
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Data Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

The culture is amazing. It is truly a bank embodying a tech company. The compensation is as good as anywhere in Silicon Valley and they pay for your housing. They really try their best to place you based on your preferences.

What I wish was different

I wish I had lived closer to downtown of Richmond, so I could explore. My team dealt with Capital One' s cloud infrastructure, and I wish I could do the same work more on the client-facing product side.

Advice

Meet as many interns as possible, and the more work you put in to your project, the more rewarding the final result.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Champaign, IL

What I liked

I learned a lot because I got to work with other freshmen and sophomores, who all had similar experiences and knowledge to me.

What I wish was different

I wish we got to pick our projects and had some say in them instead of being assigned projects

Advice

Work at a company and on a project that is interesting to you because it definitely makes the quality of your work better.
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Product management and analytics intern

June - August 2017 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Analytics work, amazing culture and hours, fun intern events

What I wish was different

Manager was less than ideal

Advice

Really hustle on your project. If you're not thinking about the "so what?" And how to push things forward then no one will.
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Business Analyst

June - August 2017 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Even as a Sophomore, I was placed on a team doing very real work and analysis. You learn a lot of hard skills like how to code in SQL (the entirety of my project was based on this) and creating statistical models.

What I wish was different

Nothing, it was a fantastic experience

Advice

Meet as many people as possible. The people are Capital One's greatest asset.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2017 • McLean, VA

What I liked

The work environment at Capital One is extremely fun while still being demanding to learn and get better professionally. They treated interns with respect and I felt like the work I did was actually meaningful.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been given a bit more responsibility. At times it felt like I could have been doing more work and contributed more. It is, however, a difficult balance to challenge an intern while not overworking them, so I understand why it may have happened. Overall it was an excellent place to work.

Advice

Get to know your manager well, because they are ultimately the ones who evaluate you. Don't be afraid to ask questions because many of the people you work with have been out of school for a while and may not be as up to date on what is going on in the software world or haven't had experience in a certain field in a while, so it is possible you know more than them on a topic. At the same time, sit back and listen to what they have to say about how the company structure and systems work because they have been there for much longer than you have.
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2017 • Plano, TX

What I liked

Great mentoring and potential for an impact-driven project in just a few short weeks.

What I wish was different

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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2017 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

I got a lot of great mentorship and hands on experience. I finished the summer with a product for which I was the sole developer that ended up being put into production!

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Make sure to keep up communication with your manager/scrum master.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2017 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Probably one of the best summers of my life. Capital One really cares about you and they'll do anything to help you learn as an individual. Very generous pay, beautiful facilities, and most important, amazing people.

What I wish was different

Your experience, work, and project is completely determined by your manager. I know some interns got stuck with not-so-exciting stuff... so I guess I would change the "quality control" of the internship? luckily, I got a really good project with a cool team.

Advice

Take advantage of everything they offer! Attend their hackathons, get AWS Certified, listen to exec, go to SW Conferences! Capital One offers so many things for full timers that interns can participate in.
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • McLean, VA

What I liked

- Big scope of the role! - Collaborative team - Large impact (projects for interns were very similar

What I wish was different

- More emphasis on technical skills

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to people in different lines of business!
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Internal Audit Intern

June - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

More social opportunities with other interns; Not all other interns had as much work do to and were bored at times

Advice

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Commercial Banking Intern

June - August 2017 • McLean, VA

What I liked

The company culture was incredible. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming. They all had no problem taking time out of their day to talk to me about their experiences at Capital One so that I could get exposure to different parts of the bank and figure out what really interests me.

What I wish was different

I don't wish that anything had been different; everything was honestly perfect.

Advice

Be open to learning about every part of the bank. You may think that you know what you are interested in, but Capital One really values people who are all ears and want to learn about the bank as a whole.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Super relaxed atmosphere while using the latest technologies

What I wish was different

The return offer to be a little higher

Advice

Get as much work experience as possible before graduating.
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