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2020 General Business Undergraduate Rotational Program - P206851

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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At Discover®, you'll never stop learning. We are looking for people driven by purpose, who want to help us change the game in financial services. We were founded in 1986, and now have over 16,000 employees. Together we're dedicated to helping people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more for a brighter financial future.By joining us, you will be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. We are as focused on our employees as we are on our customersand we've been consistently awarded for both. Be the reason we help millions of people build a brighter financial future, and achieve yours along the way.
General Business
As one of the most recognized brands in direct banking and payment services, we have multiple consumer products, services and operational functions, that need the best people in the business.

Discover's General Business Leadership Programs are exciting 2 year rotational opportunities for highly motivated individuals who are interested in exploring a host of disciplines within Discover. Participants will work on challenging initiatives in a sought after work environment and culture. Individuals selected will rotate through two different business areas/ disciplines within Discover and report to high performing managers. Participants will work on projects and strategic initiatives aligned with Discover's high-priority goals. Participants can expect:

  • Two one-year rotations aimed at aligning personal talents with business initiative

  • Challenging and impactful work assignments that support Discovers strategic priorities and objectives

  • Opportunities to work on cross-functional projects and/or teams

  • Opportunities to improve processes, manage complex projects, and present to management

  • Enhance abilities to lead projects, make decisions, problem solve and think creatively

  • Dedicated program managers, experienced rotational managers and knowledgeable mentors

  • Interaction with the key stakeholders and leadership through both projects and program events

  • Opportunity for career advancement and success

Participants can expect to influence the future direction of the business as a direct result of their contributions. They will be afforded opportunities to exercise people and thought leadership in high exposure roles by leading analyses, supporting internal and external business partners, and implementing unprecedented, revenue-driving projects. Opportunities may exist in variety of different areas enterprise-wide including:

  • Analytics
  • Business Development
  • Business Risk and Compliance
  • Collections
  • Consumer Insights & Market Research
  • Customer Experience
  • Finance
  • Internal Audit
  • Internal Consulting (e.g. DMS/ LEAN Special Operations, Strategy & Analysis)
  • Marketing (Digital Communications, Customer Experience, Strategy)
  • Operations (Acquisition, Servicing, Strategy)
  • Process Improvement
  • Product Management
  • Product Strategy


  • Actively contributes to developing solutions to business problems using a wide set of key factors which involve critical thinking and problem solving skills. Effectively manages competing projects and priorities to meet key goals and objectives and ensure successful completion and delivery.
  • Identifies different sources of data and utilizes software (i.e. Excel, SQL, SAS, Tableau, etc.) to both analyze and manipulate data to achieve insights and conclusions which can be shared to help drive business decisions.
  • Engages with cross-functional teams utilizing a variety of techniques to understand key stakeholders concerns, while also being able to address them and gain buy in. This includes: coordinating and facilitating meetings, capturing and clearly articulating notes, key actions, and potential issues/risks. Ability to work with a wide variety of key stakeholders, including senior level leaders, front line customer service agents, and peers.
  • Creates communications verbally and in writing on project initiatives and results. Communicates insights and conclusions utilizing a variety of graphs, charts, and other methods to tell a story to manager, key stakeholders and business leaders.
  • Establishes a solid understanding of the business and brings fresh ideas to improve processes and generate efficiencies with a strong customer service focus.

Minimum Qualifications

* Enrolled at an accredited university leading to a minimum of a bachelor's degree

* Preferred majors include: Business, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Supply Chain, Economics, Business Risk, Industrial Engineering, or related fields

* Graduation date between December 2019 - June 2020

* Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

* This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-08-20 Expires: 2019-10-18

Welcome to Discover
We strive to be the leading direct bank and payments services company. Our mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future.

Why Work with Us?
You can make an impact. Whether it’s developing corporate strategy, innovating new services or supporting IT needs, every employee has the opportunity to be a vital part of our business and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the heart of what we do.


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