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Summer 2021 Sophomore Programs with Discover, Apply by 4/1

I am excited to share that we will once again be hosting our summer programs targeted at current sophomores (graduation dates between December 2022 and May 2023).  Students that participate in one of our sophomore programs will become part of our initial pipeline of talent to be considered for our summer 2022 internship program.

Who we are:
Discover Financial Services provides
innovative banking and credit products to
help people spend smarter, manage debt
better and save more for a brighter
financial future. We’ve been around since
1986 changing the game in the financial
industry. With over 16,000 incredible
individuals working to solve challenging
real world problems, we understand
the value we bring to the market. Join a
company that is just as focused on its
employees, as it is its customers. From
establishing good credit, to paying for a
college education or consolidating debt,
Discover wants you to succeed.

What we are offering:
We have two distinct series, our
Diversity Accelerator Programs and our
Explore Discover Programs, for you to learn
more how technology and analytics is
changing financial products and the
financial services industry. Participating in
either program will allow you to experience
the dynamic culture that differentiates
Discover as a leading employer and enhance
your professional skills. More importantly,
both programs allow you the opportunity
to apply early for our summer 2022
internship opportunities. Discover views the
internship as the starting point of your
career and successful interns may receive a
full-time offer to join us after graduation.

Who we are looking for:
Optimistic students driven to find ways
to help millions of consumers in our
technology, analytics and business areas.

What it will take:
• Enrolled at an accredited university and
will be graduating between December
2022–August 2023
• Preferred majors in: Computer Science,
Information Systems, Actuarial Science,
Analytics, Data Science, Economics,
Mathematics, Statistics, or Business
Related Field
• Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Passion for making an impact through
innovation, collaboration & diversity


How to apply:
Applications will open on January 11, 2021.
Pre-register now by clicking here.

We have one common application for both
programs and you will be able to preference
programs and dates then.
The online application will include three
short answer questions and your resume
submission. Students will then be selected
for an interview. All decisions will be made
no later than May 1, 2021.
The application deadline for both programs
is Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Diversity Accelerator Programs (2 day experience)
May 17-18: Black & LatinX @ Discover
June 28-29: Women in Tech & Analytics

During this experience, high-performing
sophomore students will spend time at our
global headquarters (conditions permitting).
You’ll gain real world insight into key
business areas: Analytics, Business, and
Technology. With other diverse participants,
you’ll interact with employees in various
roles, network with former interns and
experience Discover’s culture and values.

This program is designed with leadership
modules that will help you develop your
skills, while understanding how leveraging
your diversity can contribute to your brighter
future. You will see exactly how we invest in
the development and growth of our people,
which we believe is a critical consideration
in building your career.

Explore Discover Programs (1 day experience)

4 available sessions:
June 25, July 9, July 15, July 16

We know that top students have many opportunities
and may not be able to commit
to a multi-day program. This program gives
sophomore students a taste.

If you will be in the Chicagoland area during
the summer and want to learn more about
our career pathways in analytics, technology
and business, apply to the Explore Discover
program! You will get an overview to each of
our business segments, participate in career
preparation sessions, hear about the
summer internship experience and start
building your network with our professionals
and other program participants.
We will offer virtual sessions if you are
unable to travel to our headquarters.


Last Updated: Jan 6, 2021 11:07 AM

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