As a student, opportunities are slim and doors are usually shut in our faces due to a “lack of experience”. The doors are starting to open as more companies are becoming student-friendly by offering a plethora of opportunities for students to take advantage of. JP Morgan is one of them, and we at Scholarship Track, would like to extend our hand to you to walk through that door with us and start building your CV.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s exclusive Software Engineer Program is open to Computer Science and/or Engineering majors with a strong interest in finance and exceptional coding skills. If you tick these boxes – congratulations! You have already met the requirements – come gain on-the-job experience, training, and career progression with the most admired company in the world! Pick a location and apply now HERE!
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT GET SELECTED? – (KEEP TRYING)
OR IF I DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS?
No worries, we got your back! You can still gain valuable knowledge and add gold to your CV with InsideSherpa’s Software Engineering Virtual Experience offered by JP Morgan.
Why should I enroll?
- FREE for all students.
- Gain practical career skills and experience all from the comfort of your home.
- Earn a certificate to swoon recruiters on your CV and LinkedIn.
- You have the choice to share your certificate with the HR Team at JP Morgan.
- Be shortlisted for JP Morgan exclusive opportunities such as mentoring programs, networking events.
- Can be done in your own time!
What does it cover:
- Interface with a stock price data feed
- Use JPMorgan Chase framework and tools
- Display data visually for traders
- Bonus task: Open Source contribution
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Key takeaways from the interview:
- How she prepared for the program and how long it took.
- Procedure to apply.
- The reason for her selection.
- Her experience at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Software Engineer Program.
- Advice for future applicants
1. School/University Name:
2. Name of the internship position
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Software Engineer Program
3. How did you prepare for this program?
I mostly brushed up on Java syntax, object-oriented programming and data structures. My manager called beforehand to let me know what technologies I’d possibly work on so I focused on those things. I didn’t prepare much beyond that.
4. How long did it take you to prepare?
To be quite honest, I didn’t spend much time preparing for either summers that I interned at JPMC just because you aren’t really given much information on your summer project, besides possible technologies you may be using.
5. Tell us about the application and recruiting process.
There is your standard application process where you go through behavioral/technical interviews, but they also accept interns through their Code for Good program which is a 24-hour social good hackathon at one of their JPMC offices worldwide. You work hands-on with other students in pre-determined teams and with full-time software engineers to create a solution for the problem that a nonprofit proposes. If the full-time employees and recruiters see you as a good fit for the firm, they’ll reach out about a week after the hackathon to extend an offer or a fast-tracked interview. For me, they called back and I was offered an internship for the Chicago location.
6. Why do you think you were selected?
I think the engineers that I worked with just saw me as someone that they could work with even if I wasn’t the most technically proficient. I work well in time crunches and was able to show leadership in our solution and time-management. I also contributed seriously to the project and helped solve blockers. These are all skills that I believe recruiters and full-timers view as necessary to succeed at JPMC.
7. Describe your experience in this program. Could be your story. Feel free to write about anything fun, deep, emotional, or motivating!
I honestly loved the people I worked with. My first summer I spent in Chicago and it was my first time away from home. My co-workers made me feel comfortable and always showed me around the city. They were just people you could easily talk to and genuinely cared for the interns. My manager went above and beyond for his interns and encouraged all of his employees to make time to do one-on-ones for us. They were the type of people to go out of their way to help you solve problems despite having a lot on their plate. They made me feel like I was actually part of their team. My team, my second summer was just as great. Although I was supposed to be in SF, it ended up being virtual, but that didn’t change how involved my manager was in my internship. He was always finding people to connect us to so we could learn more about the firm and kept track of our interests, which made me feel like I was heard. My advisor was also awesome and would again drop things to pair program with me when I was blocked by an issue. Overall, just amazing and caring people.
8. What are some of the tips that you would like to give?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and don’t feel like you need to know everything! Not everyone starts at the same level even if they’re in the same program. Your co-interns are your best source of information and will always have your back if you’re struggling. Also, don’t be afraid to just place yourself on someone’s calendar if you’re interested in getting to know them. But also schedule meetings with a purpose and be yourself. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not or know things that you don’t. People will see through that.
Scholarship Track aims to voice and bring awareness of opportunities to your ears so you, like Karen Vu, can take a chance and send in your application. Be fearless. Be adventurous. Never say Never.
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