Brendan Charles Hack
We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny . We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.
As a company, we were established by Chuck at http://www.aboutschwab.com/about/leadership/charles_schwab over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.
Work with a company that has been challenging the conventions of the financial services industry for over 40 years through an internship with Charles Schwab. Schwab’s mission is to help our clients create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. It is summed up in our tagline – Own your tomorrow – and it permeates everything we do.
The design of the program invites interns to engage directly in Schwab’s culture of service, while challenging them with a blend of learning programs, team-building activities, networking opportunities, and enriching work projects. Features of our 2019 program include:
Business Track Project : Work with a Schwab organization that provides a meaningful and valuable experience to translate classroom learning into real business projects.
Intern Cohort Project : Partner with other interns to brainstorm, discuss learning experiences, and present solutions.
Learning Activities : Participate in facilitated classroom training, team discussions and events, individual assessments and activities, senior leader meetings, and on-the-job training.
Dedicated Intern Manager : Receive regular feedback from your manager, participate in career-related discussions, and provide your own feedback.
Strengths Application: Learn about yourself and how to apply your unique strengths, abilities, and goals to the work you do as part of Schwab’s ‘strengths-based’ culture.
Mentorship & Networking: Build your professional network by interacting with professionals across Schwab, including senior leaders, peers, and Schwab Intern Academy Alumni.
We look for students with:
Optimism and curiosity, who are inspired by a keen sense of purpose, awareness, and knowledge
Adaptability and flexibility, who enjoy working through cross-functional partnerships and collaboration to achieve a common purpose
An innovative and questioning mindset, who constantly look for better ways to do things, have a passion for service, and aim to exceed client expectations
Because interns are considered a primary pipeline for full-time opportunities, every intern candidate must be eligible for full-time employment upon graduation and must also meet the following requirements:
Enrolled in a current graduate program tracking to a Masters degree or PhD
Plan to graduate between December 2019 and May/June 2020
Must be able to work full time and be on-site at assigned Schwab location during the 9-week program (June 10 to August 9)
Have specific skills as needed by the hosting Business Track
Schwab is recognized as an industry leader, and our welcoming culture will embrace your individuality and partner you with other like-minded and solution-focused students. We will invest in your summer experience by providing you direction and leadership for a robust and well-rounded internship, as well as helping you focus on a potential future career with Schwab.
Schwab Intern Academy is our centrally managed summer internship program that recruits juniors and rising seniors within a year of graduation. As an affirmative action employer, Schwab takes affirmative action to employ qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans in our intern program. As a culture that values Diversity and Inclusion, Schwab encourages the application of Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans.
Business Track Job Descriptions:
Analytics and Business Insight (ABI)
Analytics and Business Insight is a department of 150+ team members focused on firm-wide strategic decision support, client behavior diagnostics, advanced analytics, market research, client loyalty, management reporting, and client and prospect data management. Our mission is to help Schwab compete on analytics – in particular, to serve our clients and cultivate their loyalty by understanding their needs and goals better than anyone, and then to make data-driven, strategic decisions. Our services are in heavy demand due to our reputation for accuracy, strong business insight, outstanding productivity, and attention to detail.
Are you interested in learning how to discover insights and influence others to turn them into action? As an intern with our group you will develop the skillset to deliver quantitative and qualitative insights to support data-driven decision making and measure the impact. We work collaboratively across the company to drive strategic thinking and deliver impactful analysis and reporting.
What you'll do:
The Analytics function at Charles Schwab provides advanced quantitative analyses to deliver insights to help business partners and senior leadership better understand our prospects, clients, and products. These insights help guide Charles Schwab in the development of new product/service offerings, better target prospects and clients, increase acquisition of desired prospects, understand the ROI of advertising and marketing promotions, and identify strategies to grow client engagement, retention, and loyalty. Our analytical services are in heavy demand across the firm as our team is a critical component in Schwab’s commitment to being a leading data-driven organization.
During the course of the summer you will learn how analytics supports a large organization including being able to successfully articulate the linkage between business decisions, business objectives, and analytical approaches & findings. You will work on a specific analytics problem under the guidance of an experienced analytics manager that will involve development of an analytical framework, identifying data needed to solve the problem, exploring and visualizing data, developing conclusions and building a final presentation deck. During the process, you will develop contextual skills with analytical tools such as Python, SAS, R, SQL, Excel, and Tableau.
Business Intelligence Intern
The Business Intelligence function is an internal consulting group that leverages data, analytics and research to build out measurement, reporting, and analytics solutions that help our business partners track progress and make strategic business decisions to grow the business. These solutions help Charles Schwab track new product/service offerings, better understand prospects and clients, increase acquisition of desired prospects, understand the ROI of advertising and marketing promotions, and identify strategies to grow client engagement, retention, and loyalty. Our measurement and reporting solutions are in heavy demand across the firm as our team is a critical component in Schwab’s commitment to being a leading data-driven organization.
During the course of the summer you will learn how business intelligence solutions support a large organization including how to leverage an analytic mindset to develop reporting solutions to drive informed decision making across product and business lines. You will work on a specific business intelligence project under the guidance of an experienced business intelligence manager that will involve development of business intelligence assets involving complex data sets, identifying key trends and visualizing those findings into a final presentation. During the process you will develop contextual skills with analytical and reporting tools such as Tableau, SQL, Excel, SAS, and R.
Data Science Intern
The Data Science team at Charles Schwab provides advanced capabilities in Machine Learning, Data Mining and Statistical Analyses to deliver actionable insights to help business partners and senior leadership better understand our prospects, clients, and products. These insights help guide Charles Schwab in the development of new product/service offerings, better target prospects and clients, increase acquisition of desired prospects, understand the ROI of advertising and marketing promotions, and identify strategies to grow client engagement, retention, and loyalty. Our services are in heavy demand across the firm as our team is a critical component in Schwab’s commitment to being a leading data-driven organization.
During the course of the summer you will learn how data science and machine learning supports a large organization including being able to successfully articulate the linkage between business decisions, business objectives, and analytical approaches & findings. You will work on a specific data science problem under the guidance of an experienced data scientist that will involve development of a methodology framework, identifying datasets needed to solve the problem, exploring and visualizing data, developing conclusions and creating a final presentation. During the process you will develop contextual skills with the latest data science tool stack within the R, Python and Spark ecosystems.
What you have
Planned graduation date between December 2019 and May/June 2020, earning a MS/PhD in Machine Learning, Computer Science, Economics, Applied Math, Engineering, Operational Research, or other quantitative disciplines highly preferred
2+ years of industry experience as an analyst, data scientist, or machine learning engineer
Strong understanding of how analytics supports a large organization including being able to successfully articulate the linkage between business objectives, analytical approaches & findings and business decisions
Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated ability to solve problems
Mastery of SQL and other programming/data processing experience (knowledge of Python, SAS and SAS macro programming would be a plus); knowledge or ability to learn Python, Scala, R as necessary
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Excellent organizational skills, enabling one to manage multiple priorities
Ability to build strong relationships and work effectively with various levels of the organization throughout the Company
A results-driven individual with a passion for data/analytics who can work collaboratively with others to solve business problems that drive business growth
Enterprise Digital and Risk Technology (eDART) Intern
Schwab has embarked on a transformation effort to bring together our Enterprise Risk Management efforts. As part of this team the eDART (Enterprise Digital, Analytics and Risk Technology) is responsible for transforming the risk management and Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) functions into an integrated strategy. Our strategy is as much about the “how” as the “what” of this effort. Our transformation requires significant change and skill development across our teams, and demands a new way of thinking, working, collaborating, planning, and delivering.
As an intern on the Enterprise Digital, Analytics and Risk Technology Team, you will partner with leaders influencing and challenging “the status quo” of our people, process and technology related to GRC. The result is a disrupting the current state in order to drive innovation and design to develop our future state of integrated risk management. We aspire to engage our workforce in a dynamic, effective and comprehensive approach to managing risk across the firm, allowing Schwab to confidently pursue opportunities and inspire trust among clients, colleagues and stakeholders.
What you’ll do:
Reporting to the Managing Director of the Enterprise Digital and Risk Technology (eDART) department of Charles Schwab, the successful candidate will create a digital messaging campaign for the Integrated Risk Management “GRC” transformation to educate and engage employees across the firm. This will include an innovative, digital learning series that helps employees understand why managing risk is important, what their role is and what things are most important for them to be doing because of it. The successful candidate will build training modules partnering with third party or internal teams to deliver best in class digital experiences for key stakeholders. They will also develop interactive tools to solicit feedback from stakeholders to enhance the user experience and inform future iterations of the products.
These are only a summary only of duties and responsibilities may be changed from time to time.
What you have:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications
Working knowledge of marketing and communications best practices for diverse, multigenerational audiences
Advanced understanding of Digital Landscape and platforms used for messaging and training
Knowledge of organizational change management theories and practices
Introductory knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management
Graphic and Digital design skills – the ability to translate complex messages into simple and entertaining graphics and media platforms. A digital mindset.
Advanced Communication skills – strong oral and written skills including , including ability to succinctly synthesize data, develop recommendations, and create and present materials tailored to specific audiences
Decision skills – the ability to identify and consider options for the execution of assigned tasks
Problem solving skills – the ability to brainstorm and identify options necessary to overcome basic project/task barriers
Task management skills – the ability to break assignments in to meaningful sub-tasks
Time management skills – the ability to juggle concurrent assignments and bring them to completion within agreed upon deadlines
Eager to learn
Able to work well independently as well as in a team setting
What you’ll learn:
Purpose of Enterprise Risk Management
General risk management life cycle, identification, design, controls
How to scale change in a large organization
Rapid iteration and process improvement through implementation of innovative, future focused technology solutions
Relocation Offered?: No
Work Schedule: Days
Languages: English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications: None
Relevant Work Experience: No Work Experience
Position Located In: TX - Austin, IL - Chicago, AZ - Phoenix, TX - Dallas, CO - Lone Tree, CA - San Francisco, IN - Indianapolis, TX - Westlake
Job Type: Part Time
Activation Date: Monday, December 3, 2018
Expiration Date: Friday, March 1, 2019