This summer was very productive as I had the opportunity to return to First NBC Bank as a second year Loan Operations intern. Not only did I gain more experience in the banking world, but I also made lifelong connections with people who could help me with my future endeavors.In the summer 2014, my sister, who worked at the bank, informed me about the opportunity to be part of the internship program. Once this information was given to me, I immediately applied and within two weeks I was called for an interview, and a few days later offered the job. While at the bank, some focal points were to learn various processes within the Loan Operations department.

Included were processing loan payments to validating account information for flood and homeowner’s insurance policies. Some daily activities include logging customer’s payments and appointing checks to the correct departments within the bank. The bank trained me on various systems that they utilize, including Silverlake, Image Center and Synergy. There were other opportunities outside of the bank. The Chief Compliance Officer of the bank introduced me to the human resources director of the Pelicans/Saints organizations. This meeting happened because I expressed interest in the Finance and Business Management aspects of the sports industry.

These summer experiences are valuable as I further my education, graduate, and begin my career. The purpose of an internship is to offer real life and work experiences to prepare a person for their future career. As for me, I look forward to the next internship opportunity, and the future seems bright.

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