2020 MBA Leadership Internship Program (Elgin)

Discover in Elgin, IL

  • Type: Full Time
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At Discover, you'll never stop learning. We are looking for people driven by purpose, who want to help us change the game in financial services. We were founded in 1986, and now have over 16,000 employees. Together we're dedicated to helping people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more for a brighter financial future.
By joining us, you will be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. We are as focused on our employees as we are on our customers and we've been consistently awarded for both. Be the reason we help millions of people build a brighter financial future, and achieve yours along the way.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:
MBA Leadership Program Internship
As one of the most recognized brands in direct banking and payment services, we have multiple consumer products, services and operational functions that need the best people in the business.
MBA leadership internship opportunities are available across Discover, including within Consumer Banking and U.S. Card.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
Our program provides interns with:

  • 12-week paid summer internship
  • Strategic and impactful project assignments that support the company's key objectives and priorities
  • A team of resources to assist with training and career development
  • Exposure to managers and leaders with excellence in business acumen
  • Real time and consistent feedback
  • Opportunities to interact with and present to executive leadership team
  • Group activities, including networking events and volunteer activities
  • Dedicated program managers and knowledgeable mentors
  • Establish lasting career connections with fellow interns
  • Opportunity for career advancement and success
  • A housing stipend for the summer
  • Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development of a solution to a business problem utilizing strategic problem solving techniques and thought leadership.
  • Manage relationships with related business partners and ensure that projects are delivered in a timely manner using a variety of techniques to understand key stakeholder concerns and gain buy in.
  • Create content, develop rationale and deliver/facilitate presentations to communicate initiative results and project proposals to both key stakeholders and leadership team.
  • Establish a strong understanding of the business and bring fresh ideas to improve processes and generate efficiencies with a strong customer focus throughout.
  • Identify different sources and utilizes tools to manipulate data which can be used to achieve key insights and conclusions to determine business solutions.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrolled at a top tier business graduate school leading to a Masters of Business Administration degree
  • Preferred concentrations include: General Management, Strategy, Marketing, Business Analytics, Operations, and related fields
  • Graduation date between December 2020 - June 2021
  • Must have at least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • This role is not eligible for visa sponsorshi
  • Desired Skills and/or Attributes

  • Proven leadership and excellence in professional, academic and/or extracurricular experiences
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate ideas into clear priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with and influence employees at all different levels
  • Ability to resolve ambiguous problems and analyze data to surface insights
  • Operates as a team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Access)

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