Michael Krueger

Michael Krueger

Rotational Program Associate


McLean, VA

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 2008.
Began college by majoring in Economics at the University of Rochester.
Spent a summer studying abroad in Russia.
Transferred from the University of Rochester to the University of Virginia.
Held a position as a business intern at a hospital.
Worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a summer intern in forensic accounting.
Graduated from the University of Virginia.
Began career at Capital One in 2012.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
University of Virginia-Main Campus

Career

Rotational Program Associate

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

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Entrepreneurship
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

My typical day varies a lot but I will give an example here. The typical day for me starts by responding to e-mails. Then, I will usually meet with my manager to discuss the progress I've made on the projects that I'm working on. After that I will continue to work on those projects. In the afternoon, I usually have a few meetings to attend which involve the projects that I'm working on.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I would recommend pursuing internships and reading as much as possible about regulations and the filings of financial companies. Starting your own business is also a good idea to get first hand experience in how businesses operate.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

In college it will be important to get an analytical degree and preferably in business. Good grades and strong business acumen will go a long way towards getting a career as a financial analyst. It will also be important to have internships and develop your skills during the summers between semesters.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

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