Capital One Launchpad: Legacy and Leadership Program

The Deadline has passed.  Applications are no longer being accepted.


Students will be notified of selection by the end of May.

In partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Capital One is pleased to host the Capital One Launchpad: Legacy & Leadership Program.

Capital One Launchpad: Legacy & Leadership Program will offer 100 students an opportunity to embark on an extensive and immersive personal, professional, and technical development journey under the leadership of Capital One mentors.

Selected scholars will travel and participate in a Five-day immersion experience focusing on career exploration and professional development. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with designated Capital One mentors who will work to guide students toward a final capstone presentation that will conclude this week’s immersion. 

At Capital One, diversity, inclusion, and belonging are valued at our core. We empower our associates to do great work by creating an inclusive culture—those diverse values and perspectives foster collaboration and encourage innovative ideas—and a place where associates of all backgrounds can thrive by bringing their most authentic selves to work. 

Program Information 


July 8, 2024 – July 12, 2024



McLean, VA 

(All Travel, Lodging, and Meal expenses are covered for all selected candidates)



Selected Scholars can benefit from the following:


At the program's end, scholars will be awarded a stipend of $1,000.


The program offers an opportunity to enhance professional skills, including critical thinking and project management, through collaborative team-based experiences.


Scholars will benefit from personalized coaching and mentorship, encompassing career advice, advocacy, and networking opportunities.


While participating, scholars will be introduced to potential opportunities at Capital One, including internships and full-time positions. This exposure will come from key company stakeholders, providing invaluable insights and connections. However, it's important to clarify that this does not guarantee an internship or job placement. Instead, scholars will engage in hands-on activities and receive mentorship to prepare for competitive case study challenges, offering practical experience and enhancing their candidacy for future roles.

Application Qualifications 

  • Must be a Rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior 
  • Must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0
  • Must attend a TMCF or HACU-affiliated college or university 
  • Must be available to travel and fully engage in the immersion from 07/08/2024 – 07/12/2024
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen


Qualifying Majors

This opportunity is designed for students interested in one of the following career paths: 

Business: Business Administration, Business Management, Business Analytics, Business Information Systems, Finance, Commercial Banking, and other related business-focused Majors


Technology: Data Analytics, Computer Science, Technology Management, Information Technologies, and Tech-based majors. 


Candidates are encouraged to start and complete their applications early. Only a certain number of students can be selected, and we would love to consider you for this opportunity. 

This event will promote student opportunities that are non-sponsored. If you require immigration-related support or sponsorship now or at any point in the future, it may not benefit you to participate in the event. The program does not guarantee future employment at Capital One but should help prepare you for those opportunities.


Ideal Candidate Profile:

Leadership and Initiative:

  • Proven participation in and leadership of campus activities or comparable groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and lead by example in various settings.

Relevant Experience:

  • Engagement in projects that directly relate to your area of interest.

  • Participation in hackathons, case competitions, and campus extracurricular activities.

  • Completion of academic projects or internships that align with Capital One’s field of work. 

Analytical and Quantitative Skills:

  • Strong analytical abilities with a solid foundation in quantitative reasoning.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and conceptual thinking.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 22, 2024

The deadline has passed and applications are no longer being considered.



Informational Webinar

All are welcome to learn more about the Launchpad program
And opportunities at Capital One
Thursday, April 18, 2024
12:00 p.m. (CT)


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