For economics and politics double major Oyinlola Oyinloye ’21, an Oglethorpe education has opened the doors to many places. This summer after graduating, she will travel to New York City to work with JPMorgan Chase & Co. in their Markets Summer Analyst Program.
The Summer Analyst Program is highly sought-after. This position at the multinational financial services company allows interns to work directly with Financial Advisors and their teams to experience firsthand how they devise comprehensive financial solutions for clients. Interns get to work in every facet of wealth management, including investments, lending, banking, trust and estate planning.
“This position requires a lot of confidence, creativity, communication, and strong work ethic,” says Oyinloye. “Throughout my college career at Oglethorpe University, I have had the opportunity to develop these skills and most importantly, present these skills in my resume/cover letter and interviews.”
Oyinloye was offered the position after attending the Corporate & Investment Bank Advancing Black Women Leaders Virtual Summit in fall 2020. She was among the few students to earn a Launching Leaders scholarship, one of the company’s initiatives to give African-American, Hispanic-American and Native-American students the opportunity to work towards their career ambitions at one of the largest financial services companies in the world.
To anyone following Oyinloye’s career at Oglethorpe, it is clear that she is someone with ambition. She is involved in several organizations across campus: she currently serves as the President of Epsilon Iota Psi Sorority, Inc. and as a Senior Class Senator. She is a member of the African Student Association, Black Student Caucus and Omicron Delta Kappa. Additionally, she has been a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader and a member of the Honor Council.
Additionally, she has interned with Winning Strategies Washington, the U.S. House of Representatives and Atlanta’s Harland Charitable Foundation, where she currently works. In 2019, Oyinloye was selected among students from across the U.S. to attend the 2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholar Summit in Detroit.
“These experiences have helped me develop strong leadership, teamwork, and communication skills that are essential to my career development and after college life,” says Oyinloye.
Professor of Economics Dr. Cassandra Copeland has worked extensively with Oyinloye and is proud of her continued success.
“Lola has been an outstanding student in our economics program and is quite deserving of such an amazing opportunity,” she says. “Her dedication to seeking out opportunities to learn and grow has undoubtedly contributed to her selection.”
Oyinloye also serves as a student instructor for Dr. Copeland’s intro economics course, Principles of Economics.
When asked about her career ambitions, Oyinloye stated that no matter where she ends up, she wishes to promote economic growth and financial independence for women.