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Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Program

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Start your career with scholarship rewards and work experience

The Smart Start Program offers graduating high school seniors from New York City a launching point for their higher education and career aspirations. You’ll gain real-world experience working at one of the largest global financial services companies, while attending university on a full four-year scholarship.

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What we offer

You will work full-time at the company during the summer and part-time during the school year, while benefitting from a full-tuition scholarship (less financial aid) for four years of college at a qualifying university, along with a yearly stipend for books and supplies.

Program experience

You’ll work in one of our businesses or corporate functions, where you’ll be assigned dedicated projects, attend meetings and interact with managers. You’ll gain insights into our businesses and industry, while developing your technical and soft skills.

Training

You’ll experience on-the-job training and attend seminars, benefitting from a supportive network of mentors and peer advisors. You’ll also be paired with a Smart Start program manager, who will work with you one-on-one to ensure you are positioned for success from the start.

Career progression

Program managers will help high-performing participants identify opportunities within the firm that match their interests and skills. Our program managers then will work with individuals to prepare for the formal recruiting process.

What we expect

We are looking for talented, ambitious candidates in New York City with strong academic credentials who are interested in pursuing their education while learning about careers at a leading financial services firm. We encourage all qualified students to apply to the JPMorgan Chase Smart Start Program -- including, but not limited to, female students and students who self-identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American.

The Smart Start Program is one of many training and development programs that we offer at the Firm. If you do not qualify for this particular program, please browse our website to learn about other programs and internships JPMorgan Chase offers for college and university students, as well as general career opportunities.

Key skills

Strong analytical, interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills; superb academic achievements.

Valued qualities

Inquisitive and detail oriented; must have good judgment and work well collaborating in a team setting.

Guide to getting hired

Four steps to go from campus to career

  • Before you apply

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a global financial services company with a great name, a great reputation, and a great record of success—but you already know that. What you might not know is the wide range of opportunities we offer. From Early Insight (pre-internship) and global internship programs to full-time careers, JPMorgan Chase provides learning and career progression, as well as the chance to make a real difference in our global communities, markets and industries.

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  • Prepare an application

    We're excited you've decided to apply to one of our programs. We want to know what drives you and makes you unique—and your application is the place to share that information. To help you put your best foot forward, review our advice on preparing your application.

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  • Attend an interview

    The interview stage of the application process is a time for us to meet “you” beyond words on a page. We will be talking with you face-to-face (live or virtually) or over the phone so we can get to know you, and you can get to know us. After all, interviews are a two-way street—you need to make sure JPMorgan Chase is a good match for you, and we want to find out if you're a good fit for us.

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  • Start at JPMorgan Chase

    Congratulations on your acceptance to JPMorgan Chase! We're excited for you to join our team and grow with us. Here, you will have a unique opportunity to make an impact with your work, and enjoy the benefits of a firm that's committed to your professional development.

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