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Michael Krueger

Michael Krueger

McLean, VA

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Michael's work combines: Business, Entrepreneurship, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

Rotational Program Associate

I'm a financial analyst at Capital One in the Finance Rotation Program.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business/Commerce, General

    University of Virginia-Main Campus

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High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business/Commerce, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 2008.

  • 2.

    Began college by majoring in Economics at the University of Rochester.

  • 3.

    Spent a summer studying abroad in Russia.

  • 4.

    Transferred from the University of Rochester to the University of Virginia.

  • 5.

    Held a position as a business intern at a hospital.

  • 6.

    Worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a summer intern in forensic accounting.

  • 7.

    Graduated from the University of Virginia.

  • 8.

    Began career at Capital One in 2012.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    You don't have the communications skills to be successful in business.

  • How I responded:

    I viewed Noise as a challenge as opposed to something holding me back. By working hard and believing in myself, I was able to surpass my own and others' expectations for me. There were challenging parts to this and I'm improving every day. The key for me is to focus on improvements and stay positive through adversity and nay-sayers.