Capital One C.O.D.A

Capital One, a leader in providing financial products and services to consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients set out to develop future employees.

Situation Capital One tasked YMC with reaching diverse talent to develop future employees. YMC’s answer was C.O.D.A.—the Capital One Developer Academy. A developer academy that welcomed a diverse talent pool, trained them to code, and turned them into a force that will work to make banking good. All of this was tackled while taking into account bias that may have repelled candidates.


Student surveys, trend analysis, and a student advisory board

Brand strategy, program consulting, and sub-brand design

Digital and print collateral, video, and campus recruiting



Collateral pieces developed for online and on-campus use


Of application goal achieved in the first year of the program


Components of a full suite of on-boarding gifts

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