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Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation is an American bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking, and savings accounts, headquartered in McLean, Virginia with operations primarily in the United States.

What

Capital One

Looks For

Capital One looks for interns who demonstrate innovation, diverse perspectives, ability to collaborate and lifelong learners. Capital One also seeks interns who place customers as the absolute priority and are eager to change the world of banking for good.


History of

Capital One

Headquartered in Mclean, VA, Capital One considers themselves the bank a technology company would build. Capital One delivers creative solutions and world-class innovation so that their 65 million customers are able to manage their personal finances with ease.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Engineering
IT/IS
Operations
Data / Analytics
Design (UI/UX)
Product
Finance
Project Management
Legal / Public Policy
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Human Resources / People / Talent
Accounting
Customer Support / Success
industries
Financial Services
office locations
Greater DC
Greater Richmond
Greater New York
Greater Dallas
Greater Philadelphia
Greater Chicago
Greater San Francisco
2019 Revenue:
$33.766B

Capital One

Internship Programs

Capital One Internship Programs

The Analyst Internship Program (AIP) is a 10-week internship for undergraduate students looking to gain skills in data analytics and business operations. As an AIP intern, you'll gain a variety of skills in analytics, build leadership skills in a professional setting as well as learn how to leverage technology in order to secure innovative solutions for CapitalOne customers.

 

The Commercial Internship Program (CIP) is a 10-week internship that provides interns with project experience and gain a strong understanding of the commercial banking industry. As a CIP intern, you'll learn what it takes to define strategic business initiatives, collaborate on client deliverables, roll out new products, review credit and risk exposures, and analyze financial statements.


The Design Internship Program (DIP) is a 10-week internship that provides interns with project and team assignments across all design disciplines. DIP interns will experience a wide range of professional and skill-based training, networking events and mentorship opportunities to expand interns’ professional network.


The Finance Internship Program (FIP) is a 10-week program that exposes interns to finance at Capital One. FIP interns will work on a project from start to finish and be provided with unique strategic perspectives, all while building a wide network and learning along the way.


The Human Resources Internship Program (HRIP) trains interns to become strategic and proactive leaders. HRIP interns will learn about attracting, developing and retaining top talent as they are exposed to the duties of talent acquisition, learning & development, compensation and more. Peers, teammates and a dedicated senior leader will mentor and guide HRIP interns’ professional development along the way.


The Management Internship Program (MIP) prepares interns to deliver in-depth cross-functional initiatives that drive the CapitalOne business forward. MIP interns will dive into fostering their leadership skills and passion for problem solving to ensure our projects, systems and processes deliver value to the company.


The Technology Internship Program (TIP) is a 10-week program designed for growing high-performing software engineers. TIP interns will get the opportunity to grow and develop their technical skills as well as gain a solid understanding of technology and how it relates to CapitalOne’s business operations. Interns will also engage with business leaders to deliver results in a real-world setting, giving interns the opportunity to grow their technical and non-technical skills.


The Strategy group is a team of internal consultants who work on some of the company’s most important business decisions. Interns will relentlessly support CapitalOne’s strategic growth and innovation as a company while developing strong consulting skills.


Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Juniors and Seniors
Preferred education level:
Perks:
  • Health Insurance
  • On-side health and fitness centers
  • Professional development and networking events

Capital One

Interview Process

Initial Phone Screen with Hiring Manager

Candidates typically interview with the hiring manager or recruiter to ensure the role is a good fit. Candidates are usually asked questions about why they want to work at CapitalOne as well as their own resume, experience, and skills.

In Person Interview

After the initial phone screen, the candidate is invited to an in person interview that is split into three parts: technical (if applicable), behavioral, and case study.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network or employees via LinkedIn and see if they can offer you insight into Capital One and the interview process.

Do your research

Conduct research on Capital One so that you can tell an interviewer exactly how your vision, ideal work environment, interests, and goals align with Capital One’s. Have a list of questions ready to show your passion.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

Capital One

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  • Why Capital One?
  • When is a time you had to learn something on the fly?
  • What is a time that you were on a team and ran into challenges?
  • Describe a time you faced a difficult situation and overcame it.
  • How would you explain something technical to someone non-technical?