Alexa Treubert is a Finance major set to graduate in May 2020. This summer she interned for JP Morgan Chase as a CADP Summer Analyst in Tempe, Arizona.
How did you get this internship?
I got this internship by applying through Handshake! The interview process consisted of 1 Hirevue, 1 “Superday” which consisted of a mixer, plus a full day of group activities and interviews. Many of the people at my interview were flown in from out of state, and came from diverse majors and universities! While the day was stressful, it was an amazing learning experience, and I received my offer less than a week later.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
My favorite part of the experience was learning about the program I was in and the people. I was placed in the Corporate Analyst Development Program, which consists of one 10 week internship, and three 8 month rotations. You get to experience project management, process improvement, and data analytics. You also get to jump from the different lines of business, anywhere from Consumer and Community, to Commercial Bank, to Investment bank, to Corporate & Investment Bank, or Asset Wealth Management.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship?
My biggest piece of advice is to have an open mindset. I’ve seen so many students going into the application season having one specific role they are looking for, and unwilling to budge on it. While this determination is great (and admirable), I strongly encourage students to be open to new experiences, and take what you can from it. It is rare to walk away from an internship saying “this is what I want to do for the rest of my life!” But if you can say “I enjoy having a busy/not so busy schedule, I enjoy analytics over sales, etc,” you are going to be in a better position than before applying to full time roles.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship?
Eller does an amazing job of encouraging networking, and interpersonal communication skills. While it is important to be smart, you have to know how to communicate and create your brand. BCOM is such an important class!!! A piece of wisdom I heard this summer – If you put the smartest person in the room versus the most personable person in a room, the latter will win every time.
Anything else you would like to share about your internship experience?
It was overall amazing. The company culture blew me away, the amount of support and encouragement I got from my team was unmatched. I worked in the Tempe, AZ corporate centers this summer, and it broke my heart to choose to relocate to the Dallas/Plano centers for more exposure to different lines of business since I would not see my team I have grown to love! I highly recommend students applying to the Corporate Analyst Development Program. Please pass on my contact information for anyone you think would be a good fit.