1. Learning opportunities- work with a lot of smart people from different backgrounds; report to a director (high up); are given a real and important project
2. Company culture- everyone I met at Capital One is not only very smart, but also fun to hang out with!
2. Work life balance- work around 40 hours a week (I tried to work more to go above and beyond but they really encourage having a great work life balance)
3. Intern activities- planned events, trips, and learning expereinces
Honestly, there was nothing about the internship I didn't like. I had an incredible experience and there is no where I would rather work. The one thing I am changing for full-time is location, where I will be going to McLean instead of Richmond.
Advice to Potential Interns
Don't underestimate the epxeriance you will have at Capital One! As mentioned before, you are given a real project that really matters- not busy work or getting coffee. You also have a great support structure between a director, manager, and intern "buddy". There is a great work life balance at Capital One, so you will have a lot of fun as well! It is a great internship. As a Business major with a concentration in consulting, the work is very similar to what you would do as a consultant, but you also get a better work life balance and get paid just as well (way better if looking at a per hour basis). There is a great company culture where everyone works hard but also plays hard.
Advice to Management
Keep up the great work! There is nothing I can think of to improve- my experience was incredible.