I applied for summer internships at several local banks. The three banks I applied to are Capital One, Wells Fargo, and Wells Fargo Bank. I was invited to a few interviews and was interviewed within a few weeks. Here’s what I learned from the interview process and from interviews with the directors of these banks.
It’s important to note that the interviews with these banks are pretty much random. They’re all in the same place, so the interviews were never meant to be an in-depth analysis of the bank’s activities.
Capital One really liked me. I was told that I can go to their New York office for an interview. I was told that I was very good with a pen and paper, and that they wanted to hire someone with a good grasp of English. I also got invited to a few other interviews and was interviewed by one of their directors. The director did not tell me that I would be interviewing for their financial marketing team, but I learned that I would be working with their marketing team.
One interesting thing I was told was that the bank really likes interns that can write and keep up with all the paper. I can’t tell you how excited I was to apply for a summer internship with Capital One, but they didn’t tell me that.
It looks like Capital One wants interns that are smart, creative, and creative. That’s quite an honor. Now the question is what are you going to do with yourself while you’re there? I think it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do while you’re there.