Messenger - Vol. 4, No. 1, Page 5
Summer experience keeps on giving

     While exceptional college students frequently receive
scholarships, having one named in your honor is a rarity. However,
that's what happened to senior Monique Neal, who interned during the
summer at First USA Bank in Wilmington, Del.
     Neal was presented with a certificate from her summer employer,
reading: "This certifies that a scholarship in the amount of $5,000
has been presented to the Fortune 2000 Program on behalf of Monique
Neal in recognition of outstanding performance as a summer intern with
First USA Bank."
     The college's Fortune 2000 Program gives support and
encouragement to minority students interested in business careers.
     Neal says she was excited about the award and hopes to meet the
recipient when she returns from spending the fall semester in the
University's London program.
     Neal, who is majoring in English with a concentration in business
and technical writing, has taken courses in marketing and management
in the College of Business and Economics.
     She applied for her internship through the Brandywine
Professional Association, an organization of African-American
businesspersons in the Wilmington, Del., area.
     To encourage underrepresented students to get hands-on experience
in the business world, the association sponsors a competitive Minority
Summer Internship Program.
     Interested in a career in marketing and public relations, Neal
says her summer experience was invaluable. She worked for the bank's
affinity marketing department, which deals with customized credit
cards, and she wrote a reference guide on this type of banking
operation. She also attended special events for the department in
California and Vermont.
     During the summers of 1992 and 1993, Neal worked for J.P. Morgan
Delaware in the bank's human resources department. She wrote a
document on career mobility and a recruitment, compensation and
training manual there.