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Intern Spotlight-Meet Wesley

04/07/2022

In the fall of 2020 we launched our internship program here at FCCU. This program was designed to give students in our communities an opportunity to learn, grow and gain valuable experience.

We recently sat down with one of our latest interns to hear about what his experience has been like so far.

Hometown: Cavalier, ND

University and major: University of Jamestown, Accounting, Banking, Wealth Management, Industrial Management and Business Management.

Location of internship: Jamestown Main Branch

Internship title: Ag/Commercial Lending Intern

Hobbies: I enjoy listening to podcasts and hanging out with friends.

Why did you choose the company that you work for?

The original reason why I chose to work at FCCU was the great representation of the staff in their community. Amie Aesoph, Chief Human Resources Manager at FCCU and University of Jamestown Professor, stressed the importance of the value of “people over product” in my coursework at the University of Jamestown, and FCCU epitomizes that philosophy.

What were some of the requirements for your internship?

In my internship I’m able to assist and learn directly from loan officers. My responsibilities have increased gradually every week. I assist loan officers by entering/analyzing financial data, members in the branch with various items and observe the loan process from the lender side.

What is your favorite part about your internship experience, so far?

My favorite part of the internship is the interactions with members of FCCU. I have had the privilege of getting to meet some of our great members at the place of their operations and see how FCCU’s lending philosophy has improved our hometown community.

How did you find your internship?

I was already working with FCCU as a member service representative so I was somewhat familiar with the company; however, I found the internship opportunity on the website and through internal company communications.

What advice would you give a student who is In the process of applying to an internship?

Be positive and confident in your abilities. Recognize where you are at professionally and where you would like to be. Being honest about what you can and cannot do and asking questions is one of the most important aspects of the actual experience.

 

To intern with FCCU, please contact our HR Department at: [email protected]