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Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Program

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Start your career with scholarship rewards and work experience

If you’re an ambitious, analytical New York City high school student who is ready to get a head start on a career in financial services, then Smart Start is the program for you. You’ll gain real-world experience working in our industry-leading businesses, while attending university on a full four-year scholarship.

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What we offer

You’ll learn the skills needed for a successful career in financial services while working part time during the school year and full time during the summer. Each year, you’ll rotate to another area of the firm as you expand your knowledge, learn about the variety of roles in financial services and build the foundation for your future career. And you’ll do all this on a full four-year scholarship to an approved college or university.

Program experience

You’ll work in one of our businesses or corporate functions, where you’ll be assigned meaningful projects, attend meetings and interact with managers. You’ll gain insights into the industry, while developing your technical and soft skills. With more than 300 alumni of the program still working at JPMorgan Chase, you’ll have the support of an extensive network to help guide you.

Future opportunity

Program managers will help you identify opportunities within the firm that match your interests and skills. We’ll also help you get ready for the formal recruiting process. Many of our graduates enter a full time analyst program after graduation.

What we expect

We are looking for talented, ambitious students who live in and attend high school in New York City with strong academic credentials. You must have an interest in financial services as well as the discipline to simultaneously pursue your education and work in a fast-paced environment. We’re looking for intellectually curious students with strong analytical minds who excel working in teams and have solid communication skills. You should be flexible, adaptable, detail oriented, have good judgment and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities.

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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