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The internship opportunity at Discover Financial Services was unlike no other. It provided not only the technical capability to fulfil my wants, but it also provided me an international opportunity, to spend around 8 weeks in Chicago at the headquarters in Riverwoods. By being at the headquarters and meeting many of the senior leadership, meeting my American counterparts and learning more about the company, I learned more than I would have expected, which in return I decided to join the company as a graduate.
I had an amazing time at during my summer internship at Discover Financial Services. I spent a total of ten weeks at the company, during which I had a chance to work on some cool projects that allowed me to use the knowledge that I had gained at university and apply it to solve interesting problems. I also met some incredible people who were excellent teammates and mentors who guided and supported me during the internship, making it a very enjoyable experience.
I really enjoyed my time here at Discover. The atmosphere and culture is amazing and the last eight weeks have gone by in a blink, with everyday providing new and interesting opportunities to learn and develop. I would definitely recommend this internship to others as it allowed for interns to contribute and get involved in working projects as well as build connections with others.
The experience overall was great. I thought it might be strange working remotely, but in most ways it really wasn't that different than working in person. I think everyone made an effort to communicate enough to make up for the lack of in-person experience, both socially and for work purposes, and the internship was structured in a great way. There was a good variety of activities and things to work on throughout the experience, and everyone was friendly and open.
This internship has been one of the best summers of my life. I was put into a real team, and was trusted to complete real work, almost from the very start of the placement. I have done several internships before, but never one like this where the work I am doing actually counts for something and benefits the company. Furthermore, being in America there were so many things to see and do - the evenings and weekends felt like being on holiday!
I thoroughly enjoyed my Internship with Discover and was able to work with many technologies. Being able to experience both work life in the UK and USA was valuable and has allowed me to develop my professional skills. I was constantly given the chance to learn and engage in a range of projects.
I greatly enjoyed the Business Technology programme and it is hard to overstate the number of opportunities that an internship at Discover will provide. It is a unique experience to not just contribute meaningful work using cutting edge technologies but also to interact with senior management, to be immersed in US culture and so much more.