Entries by jortega

Give Up Perfect: How to Advance Your Career When You Don’t Match the Job Description

Joanna Bell Consumer Lending Bank Operations Director Lake Park, UT Pronouns: She/Her/Hers All the “wrong” experience When I took the Student Loans Director role, I had limited student loans experience. Although I’d managed large departments in the past, I had no collections or recovery experience. I wasn’t afraid to step into the role knowing my […]

Ladies, You Don’t Have to Be Tough: Why Your Top Leadership Traits Should Be Vulnerability and Compassion

Jill McAree Recruiting Director Lake Park, UT Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Adopting Jesi In the summer of 2019, my husband and I adopted Jesi, a 15-year-old girl from Colombia. The day we received approval from the US government to adopt her, I felt numb. I got the phone call while walking through the Phoenix airport. I sat […]

From Intern to Director: Tackling Tech and Motherhood

Kristina shares her journey from Discover Intern to Application Development Director. Read about her biggest career mistake, how she learned to self-advocate to set boundaries, and why she’s no longer afraid of change. Kristina Kuntz Director, Application Development Riverwoods, IL Pronouns: She/Her/Hers High school: Small town living I grew up in a small rural town […]

Top 6 Leadership Behaviors You Need to Thrive in Tech

Whether it’s staying connected to the bird’s-eye view or taking time to build trust with your team, Cloud Engineer, Kevin Roberts, shares the top leadership behaviors you need to thrive in the tech industry, no matter your experience level. Kevin Roberts Cloud Engineer Riverwoods, IL Pronouns: He/Him/His Keep learning Whether it’s going after an architecture […]

Discover MBA Scholarship Winners Share Their Top Tips for Success

At Discover, we’re committed to advancing our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives through our continued partnerships with Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). Through those partnerships, in 2020 we awarded 8 MBA students with scholarships. This year, the scholarship recipients shared their sage advice, future aspirations and business school insights […]