For many young adults, internships provide pivotal experience applying what they learned in the classroom to real life situations and help to launch their careers.
“For more than two decades, WSFS’ internship program has provided students in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware region with the opportunity to gain real world career experience to help prepare them for success,” said Dionndra Rooks, Talent Acquisition Partner at WSFS Bank. “This year, we have 130 interns learning and making an impact across various business lines in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.”
These opportunities to make a difference and contribute to the success of the Bank, serving Customer needs, as well as WSFS’ culture have inspired many interns to return for more than one summer.
“This is my third summer with WSFS,” said Megan Kveragas, an intern in the Kennett Square, Pa. banking office. “My first summer, I had the opportunity to help during WSFS’ acquisition of Beneficial Bank. I decided to return to WSFS largely because my fellow Associates each year have been overwhelmingly kind and encouraging.”
That sentiment was echoed by Brian Quezada, a second-year intern in the Millsboro, Del. banking office.
“I returned for another summer because WSFS is a good working environment, and there is always an opportunity to learn from other Associates,” he said. “You can be open to ask questions when you don’t understand something or need clarification. I also really enjoy assisting Customers with their financial needs and building relationships with them.”
Each intern has continued to embrace the opportunity to learn more about the banking and financial services industry, while also putting their education into practice.
“I’ve had the chance to learn some of the inner-workings of a bank and how it operates, and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow my banking knowledge and learning new things,” said Quezada, a rising junior at Goldey-Beacom College.
“I’m an economics and Spanish double-major, and my most memorable experience in my time at WSFS has been assisting a Spanish-speaking Customer with a complicated transaction,” said Kveragas, a second-semester senior at Muhlenberg College. “I am not a native Spanish speaker, so it was especially meaningful to make use of the language skills I’ve learned as part of my major to handle the transaction. I’m looking forward to future Spanish-speaking interactions as well as getting to know more Customers.”
What truly shines through when speaking to these interns about their time at WSFS though is their appreciation for the culture and their fellow Associates.
“My most memorable moment in my time at WSFS was coming in the first day of my internship and meeting the other Associates,” said Quezada. “During my time here, I’ve had the chance to build close relationships with the other Associates, and I know that I can be open and ask questions or talk to them about anything.”
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