US College: Intel Finance, A World of Possibilities

As a Finance professional, there are many different paths that you can take in your career. You are probably evaluating those career choices right now and wondering, “What distinguishes one company from the other?” Well, beyond the postings, I’ll pull back the curtain on the uniqueness of working in Intel Finance. (Psst…and I’ll share an opportunity for you to check out a Virtual Career Fair with us!)

What is Unique about Intel Finance?

My name is Claudia, and I’ve been at Intel for nearly 11 years. I’ve had the good fortune of doing several Finance rotations, across several national and international locations. What has kept me here all of these years? Hands down, it has been the wonderful PEOPLE, but in addition to that, there are some very unique aspects of how Intel Finance works. Here is my summary of why this is the place to be:

Opportunity to rotate every 18 – 24 monthsIt’s almost like having several careers in one AND you get to choose where you go next.

Intel Finance is truly a full partner in business decisionsHere, success is not a spreadsheet. It is having a seat at the table and influencing the decisions that drive stakeholder value.

Small Community Feel The College Graduate group often gets together for social activities such as barbeques, laser tag, and rafting. In addition to that, the broader finance organization at each site also gets together for fun activities (such as Casino Night pictured here) as well as community service activities. There are plenty of opportunities to get to know one another.

Career Development FocusFrom the moment that I came thru the door, I was given a mentor. All new hires are given a mentor and the culture is very much focused on the importance of continuous professional development. It is taken so seriously, that even those in the highest positions regularly meet with teams to discuss and roll-out people development programs and opportunities.

Intern Program

The Finance Summer Intern Program is a 12-week assignment within an Intel Finance group where interns undertake a challenging project designed to blend strategic and operational work. You will be provided with a full network of individuals to ensure you have an incredible internship experience! You will also be assigned a controller level mentor, a peer level buddy, and you will have frequent educational and social networking events with interns from all over the US. A favorite activity is the Intern Conference, which is held at our Santa Clara headquarters (via our private jets), which gives interns the opportunity to share their summer experiences with other interns, and gain perspective about Intel though open forums with senior leaders in addition to Q&A’s with Intel intern alumni who are in more advanced stages of their careers in Intel Finance. Your internship will culminate with a high visibility presentation to senior management and the Intel Finance community as well as to the operations group you support. Intern projects are unique to the specific business need, but in all cases, these are assignments to solve REAL business issues.

Where We Recruit

Intel Finance recruits from colleges and universities throughout the US. Check with your career center and go through their process. However, if we are not going to your campus, you may apply and create a profile through

Want to learn more?

We will be hosting a Webinar and Virtual Career Fair on November 16th through with a live Q&A session! Come and learn how you can develop professional relationships between experienced finance professionals and colleagues through mentoring, peer coaching, and networking within Finance affinity groups! Learn what makes Intel Finance unique! Register for the event by visiting our Virtual Event Calendar page


4 thoughts on “US College: Intel Finance, A World of Possibilities

  1. Hi Claudia,
    I’m not your usual accountant, and I found the problem solving, ‘detective work’ and creativity required in solving database/reporting issues to be right up my alley. I’m currently working for a small film distributor in LA, but would like to move my (new) family to Oregon. I’ve applied for an open position there, but is there anything else I can do in the meantime? I’d to set up an informal meeting with someone in Oregon, but I’m not sure who to contact. Can you point me in the right direction?

  2. Hi Katy,
    Thanks for your inquiry. After submitting your application, you should have received an e-mail from us stating that you would be contacted should we determine that you meet the educational requirements (including graduation date of May2011/Dec2011, a 3.0+ GPA and concentration in Finance, Accounting or Econ).
    However, the position you saw online has since been filled. We are evaluating any additional needs we may have this year and will make additional job posting should a position become available. In the meantime, I would recommend utilizing your alumni network to get in touch with a current Intel Finance employee. Your alumni network is a great way to learn more about working at Intel and the ‘day in the life’ of a current analyst.

  3. I am currently enrolled at Kaplan University and will obtain my Bachelor’s in accounting in October. I am looking mostly for accounts payable or payroll work as that is what I am most comfortable. I am willing to work for free (intern position) in any accounting related field to learn more though. The problem is that I do not quite have a GPA of 3.0. My GPA is 2.83 and I do not have enough time to increase it. Even with 100% in my next 3 courses I would not be able to get it high enough. I was a single mother (now I will be getting married in May) and balancing work, school and baby was not easy. Often although I understood the material I simply did not have enough time to complete all of the assignments hence the low GPA. Is there any way for me to get a position with Intel? I live in Beaverton, Oregon very close to the many Intel locations in Hillsboro, OR.
    Thank you,
    Rachel Lindner

  4. Hi Rachel! You can absolutely apply–however, because we have so many qualified student with top GPAs, it will be tough. It’s not unheard of, but candidates with lower GPAs really need to have some amazing skills to wow a manager. Good luck!

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