Building an Employee Pipeline
Myers is not alone in her efforts to recruit interns from her alma mater.
Kyle Robertson '11, an associate with J.P. Morgan (JPM) Asset Management, a company with a long history of recruiting Susquehanna interns for full-time employment, says the company is increasingly turning to the internship pool to fill vacant positions.
"The last couple of summers we've had interns, and all have transferred to full-time employees," Robertson says. "Each team that has an intern is expected to do skill-specific training, and because of the money and time that the company puts into cultivating these interns, we want to bring them back either for another summer or as a full-time employee because they are already up to speed."
Robertson works with two other Susquehanna alumni and JPM employees-Jameson Troutman '02 and Christopher Minghenelli '14-to solicit student résumés through Susquehanna's Career Development Center, and submits qualified candidates to the company's internship screening process.
The three then meet with the accepted interns periodically throughout the summer to decide who they will refer for full-time employment.
"We attach our names to the candidates we recommend, so we want to make sure the students we're submitting are interested and qualified," Robertson says. "But we're willing to do that because we know the education they are getting at SU is good, and it's evident that a Susquehanna degree is valued here."