JPMorgan Chase Internships Give Students an Edge in a Tough Job Market

Despite a bleak financial climate—and job market—Brian Scasserra ’10, an accounting and finance major in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, was able to spend the summer of 2009 working as an intern for JPMorgan Chase, one of the few financial institutions not devastated by the economic meltdown.

Scasserra was among 56 SU students who completed the 10-week internship. Throughout the summer, he and the other student interns gained hands-on experience working alongside JPMorgan Chase employees in the areas of technology, operations, and finance. Interns were also paired with peer mentors and had the opportunity to learn from the company’s leaders.

Of his experience working for JPMorgan Chase’s prime brokerage business in New York City, Scasserra says, “I found it to be a very interesting business, and I really enjoyed the exposure to the hedge fund world.” Exposure that gave him an edge over other job candidates after graduation.