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Chase Leadership Development Program (JPMorgan Chase & Co.)
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Teah Amato

Liberal Arts Major(s): Global and International Studies
Minor: Supply Chain and Information Sciences and Technology
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

What was the best part of your experience?

The best part of my experience was getting to interact so closely with the other interns. As it was a leadership development program, we spent a lot of time together. We were given the opportunity to participate in case studies as teams of eight interns. This was enjoyable because many of the people I interned with I was friends with, but did not work directly with. This gave me the opportunity to experience working alongside people I did not previously have that relationship with. It also gave me the opportunity to work on my leadership and team-building skills, which are very important to being successful.

I was able to grow my leadership, team-building, and corporate skills. Just experiencing the corporate world teaches you a lot, from e-mail etiquette to participating in meetings.

How did this experience impact you academically?

I was able to learn a lot throughout my time at JPMC. I had never experienced a role in Business Management before. I also have never worked at a financial institution or taken a finance class. Working at JPMC allowed me to learn about the financial industry, which is something I would not learn about in my coursework at Penn State. By the end of the summer, I felt comfortable speaking with financial terms and discussing money and products that banks provide to their customers. I also had the opportunity to learn how to run a business as my team was in charge of all of the Chase banks. This was a very valuable learning experience as I saw how much goes into the day-to-day running of a business, especially a bank.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This experience impacted my career goals greatly. I was able to do an immense amount of networking throughout my time at JPMC, and I now have connections with a wide array of people, including senior leadership at one of the largest banks in the world. The opportunity to work directly with senior leaders is something that is unparalleled to anything else. I also was able to grow my leadership, team-building, and corporate skills. Just experiencing the corporate world teaches you a lot, from e-mail etiquette to participating in meetings. What I learned during my time at JPMC will definitely help me greatly in my future career. Furthermore, we are given the opportunity to receive a full-time offer at the end of the summer which will impact my career goals greatly as I would enter my senior year with a job offer.

The Career Enrichment Network helped me greatly during this experience. The cost of living in New York is very high. Had I not received aid from this program, I may not have been able to accept the internship as the logistics would not be possible. I am extremely grateful for this aid and because of this program, I was able to make extreme progress in my academic and career development. The chance to live in New York and work for JPMC is something that I am eternally thankful for.

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