2023 General Business MBA Internship Program
Riverwoods, IL 
Posted 1 month ago
Job/Internship Description

At Discover, you will 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 are 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 have been consistently awarded for both. Be the reason we help millions of people build a brighter financial future, and achieve yours along the way.

Job Description

Discover your brighter future by joining one of the fastest growing direct banking companies in the country. Discover's Emerging Talent Programs offer unique opportunities to launch your professional career in an environment that is structured to support your individual growth, while also helping you build an extensive network to expand your business knowledge and career options. As part of our Emerging Talent Leadership and Internship Programs, you can be part of building and innovating the products and services that help our millions of consumers build their brighter financial futures. At Discover we know our people are the key to our success, and our Emerging Talent Programs provide structure and support while immersing you in the business with a focus on solving real business challenges. Be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign.

Join a company that is just asemployee-focusedas it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both.We are all about people and our employees are why Discoverisa great place to work.Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Discover's General Business MBA Internship Program offers an exciting 9-week paid internship opportunities for highly motivated individuals who are interested in exploring a host of disciplines within Discover. Participants will work on challenging initiatives in a sought-after work environment and culture. Individuals selected will be matched to projects across the enterprise, including Consumer Banking, US Cards, and Corporate Risk Management. They will be challenged to exercise and expand their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, working alongside proven leaders on projects and strategic initiatives aligned with Discover's high-priority goals.

Participants can expect:

  • A 9-week full-time paid 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

  • Performance managers and leaders, selected for their extensive business knowledge and history strong results

  • Real time and consistent feedback

  • Opportunities to interact with and present to executive leadership team

  • Group activities, including networking events and volunteer activities

  • Guidance by dedicated program managers and knowledgeable peer advisors

  • Opportunities to establish lasting career connections with fellow interns

  • A housing stipend for the summer

Opportunities may exist in a variety of different areas enterprise-wide, including:

  • Acquisition - strategy and operations for all product lines (card, deposits, loans)

  • Business Analytics

  • Business Development

  • Corporate & Business Risk and Compliance

  • Collections Strategy, Customer Experience and Operations

  • Consumer Insights & Market Research

  • Customer Engagement - Strategy & Operations

  • Digital User Experience

  • Marketing - Strategy, Digital Communications & Customer Experience

  • Operational Effectiveness & Process Improvement

  • Product Owner, Product Management & Product Strategy

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 4 years full-time work experience

  • Current enrollment in an accredited MBA College or University program

  • Must have a graduation date between May - June 2024

  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate ideas into clear priorities

  • High energy and intellectual curiosity

  • Strong analytical skills and a consultative approach to addressing customer needs

  • Strong business acumen, knowledge of financial industry, risk management, and business metrics

  • Proficiency in SQL, SAS

  • Proficiency in visual data management, i.e., Excel, Tableau

  • Experience with Digital Design and Customer User Experience

  • Experience with Agile project management methodology

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively

  • Ability to apply previous experience and knowledge to new situations and problems

  • Operates as a team player

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants - with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.


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