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WSFS Interns Develop Career Skills and Make an Impact Across Departments

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By Kyle Babcock | Published: August 2021

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Whether onsite or working remotely, WSFS’ class of 130 interns have been putting classroom lessons into practice to make an impact across the Bank’s regional footprint this summer.

“From retail banking and consumer lending to information technology, our dedicated interns have lived our mantra of ‘We Stand for Service,’” said Dionndra Rooks, Talent Acquisition Partner at WSFS Bank. “We’re thrilled to provide hands-on experience to more than one hundred interns this summer and help them build foundations toward successful careers.”

Interns across various departments at WSFS have embraced the Bank’s culture as they acclimate to the industry and pick up valuable skills.


“I am originally from India and this is my first internship,” said Cairns Christian, a Retail Banking Intern located at the Camden, Del. Banking Office. “Working in a professional environment has been fascinating and provided a great opportunity to advance my knowledge.”

“I pursued an internship at WSFS because I’m a service provider at heart,” said Khalidah Abdul-Muqtadir, a Service Management Analyst Intern based in Wilmington. “I love working with the Community and WSFS has an amazing Community-centered model that resonated with me.”

The strong culture of the Bank has made quite an impact on these interns, including those working remotely.

“I think something that really sets WSFS apart is the fact that it feels like a family where everyone is welcomed and engaged,” said Jalen Thompson, a Consumer Lending Intern. “Although I am working remotely, I’ve been able to connect and build relationships with the team and also had a chance to meet with interns from other departments virtually via Microsoft Teams and the programs WSFS provides. It’s always nice to engage with others and see how they are doing in their respective roles.”

And while the culture has resonated with these interns, they’ve also had chances to grow their skillset and help the Bank and its Customers.


“I have learned a lot about different types of loans and what goes into the entire process,” said Thompson. “I’ve been able to work closely with the loan processing team to obtain and upload the necessary documents from applicants as well as fund loans. It’s been a great opportunity to gain valuable experience within the banking industry and develop fundamental skills.”

“I’ve enjoyed the chance to gain real-world experience and apply learnings from my accounting major, including having the opportunity to audit the safe deposit box with my manager,” said Christian.

“I’ve worked with the team to maintain, develop and test the different aspects of WSFS’ service management application, as well as manage content for the intranet,” said Abdul-Muqtadir. “It has been a great hands-on learning experience for me. Everyone is so supportive, kind and inclusive, which makes me feel truly a part of the team.”

Click here to learn about career and advancement opportunities at WSFS.




About the Author – Kyle Babcock
Kyle Babcock is Integrated Communications Strategist at WSFS Bank. He has more than eight years of experience in product and professional services marketing, communications and advertising.

 

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