O’Neill Student Spotlight

Jazmin Cuautle-Quintana: Connect on LinkedIn
Major: Human Resource Management
Future Organization: Capital One
Future Position Title: HR Rotational Program Associate

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 Can you tell our students a little bit about yourself?

I’m a senior majoring in Human Resource Management and minoring in Information Systems from South Bend, Indiana. I’m a proud first-generation student and member of the GROUPS, Hudson & Holland, and 21st Century scholarship programs.

What did your journey look like from college to getting your first full time position?

My journey started with a little bit of uncertainty. Coming into college as a first-generation college student, I didn’t know what to expect or what route to take in my professional career. I connected with other students to learn about opportunities on campus that might be of my interest. Ultimately, I was able to get a position as a DEI Student Assistant at the School of Education’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The work I did at the DEI office helped me realize my interests in data and HR. During my sophomore summer, I worked in the manufacturing industry as an HR generalist intern where I got to gain hands-on experience on several different functions of HR. After looking for opportunities that would blend my interest in data and HR, I applied to the Capital One HR Leadership Summit to learn more about HR in the financial technology industry. After the summit, I applied and was accepted into their HR internship program. After the internship program, I received and accepted a return offer to Capital One’s HR Rotational Program post- graduation.

What advice do you have for a student who wants to follow your career path?

Get involved and always do your research. Researching and getting involved in organizations, internships, or on-campus jobs can help you start forming your toolbox of skills early on. By exposing yourself to different opportunities you get to work and learn from already established professionals, which is always helpful when starting your journey.

What is your advice for completing a successful internship?

My advice is to come into new opportunities with an open-minded and positive attitude. Creating meaningful connections with those around you can help you develop on a professional and personal level. Take internships as opportunities to learn and grow.

By Erinn Drone
Erinn Drone Assistant Director of Career Services