Messenger - Vol. 4, No. 1, Page 5 1994 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.