New Graduate Development Program (Undergraduate) - Business Associate

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Application deadline: 10/16/2020

The New Graduate Development Rotation Program (NGDP) is a two-year program with four six-month rotations through Visa’s functions. The NGDP program supports Visa’s mission to build a strong entry level pipeline of talent with cross-functional knowledge and experience. Associates rotate through various parts of the business, including but not limited to: Digital Solutions, Marketing, Processing, Product, Sales and Strategy. In addition to meaningful rotations, Associates are given training & development, mentoring, networking and leadership exposure.

Essential Functions:

Sample Rotational Assignments

Visa’s Global Product Team is responsible for all aspects of product strategy and development in consumer and business products that drive revenue growth for Visa. The team develops new channel solutions and technology support, builds alliances and solutions for new products, and is responsible for product analytics. Products include Visa’s prepaid cards, Visa Signature, Verified by Visa, and others.

Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

  • Support day-to-day relationship management for a select group of strategic partners
  • Design and pilot various programs with prepaid and alternative debit clients
  • Performing ad hoc analysis, business intelligence requests and data extractions

Visa’s Global Marketing & Communications Team conducts market research and analytics on consumers and clients to develop best-in-class marketing plans that accelerate Visa product adoption and growth. Additionally, this team is dedicated to increasing Visa brand equity through building trust with clients and investors and communicating corporate themes like Financial Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility, among other strategies.

Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

  • Researching key merchants and their marketing strategies and summarizing the public data on those merchants
  • Support activation, operations and logistics for Olympics/NFL packages
  • Developing social engagement playbook and managing social engagements

Visa’s Global Merchant Sales & Acquirers organization strives to be a trusted, strategic partner for the merchant community, delivering tangible value to increase revenue, increase efficiencies and grow business intelligence. The team is staffed to align with customers and business opportunities around the world.

Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

  • Researching and analyzing industry to support Small and Medium Sized Businesses.
  • Create and manage sales / pipeline management reporting
  • Supporting the Travel Vertical in launching several key strategic initiatives, internal and external clients

Visa’s Global Corporate Strategy Team is responsible for corporate strategy development and coordination, enterprise strategic projects and planning, strategic intelligence, and knowledge management. The team identifies, develops, and executes high-impact, complex global corporate initiatives that improve Visa’s growth and market position globally.

Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

  • Collaborating with product and business lines across Regional and Functional areas to align on recommendations
  • Work with external vendors to conduct consumer research on data privacy issues
  • Supporting competitive pricing intelligence data gathering, analysis, and strategic response

Visa’s Global Audit and Risk Team works to ensure the safety, soundness and integrity of Visa and the payments ecosystem. They are responsible for identifying and mitigating threats to Visa while supporting the company’s growth and maintaining thought leadership on issues of importance to clients and governments everywhere. They work alongside business partners and clients to advise on risks, develop mitigations, maintain strong internal control and stay ahead of threats to the security of the payments ecosystem.

Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

  • Conducting research and analysis of industry trends in the landscape to identify, prioritize and quantify key strategic trends
  • Establishing robust and secure controls, tools and policies to manage risk and regulatory compliance
  • Partner with Internal/External Comms to drive awareness of Risk initiatives and activities

Visa’s Business Solutions team is responsible for all aspects of business strategy, development and management for Commercial products, platform, and information management. VBS products serve small business, middle market and large multinational companies, governments and commercial supply chain/B2B segments.

Responsibilities in a rotation may include:

  • Develop and manage client facing materials with the opportunity to present to senior leadership of potential partners.
  • Implement new and creative approaches to reach emerging small business segments
  • Partner with external research vendor to deliver acceptance value studies


Basic Qualifications

  • Currently completing a Bachelor’s degree program
  • Graduate between December 2020 - August 2021
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent scale) 
  • Permanent authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position. Visa will not sponsor applicants for work visas in connection with this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • All majors are welcome to apply
  • Exceptional academic achievement
  • Excellent analytical abilities, intellectually curiosity and interest in finding new ways to do things
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional maturity, strong work ethic and the ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing business needs
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities in professional, academic, or volunteer environments
  • A global mindset and ability to work in a diverse workplace

Additional Information

Location: Foster City, CA

Work Hours: Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Travel: Incumbent must be able to travel less than 10%

Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms.

EEOC: Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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