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Eric Horstman

Major: Financial Counseling and Planning

Year: Senior

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: First National Bank
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Title: Loan Operations Intern
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: August 3, 2015- December 31, 2015

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I was responsible for...
During my internship my main responsibility was quality control of loan documents. I made sure that our loans met compliance standards and followed up with the appropriate loan officer, agency, and my supervisor to correct any issues that I found. I also learned and completed loan processor duties such as entering in data and preparing loan documents.

I will never forget...
I have worked for First National bank for almost 2 1/2 years but just started as in intern in August of this year. There are a lot of people that I knew of that worked there but never had any interaction with. I think the most memorable part of my internship was growing closer to my coworkers and hearing all of the compliments from them, especially the bank president, vice presidents, as well as my supervisor.

Advice for others...
My advice would be to have an open mind about different opportunities available to you. My internship wasn't directly related to my major but I still enjoyed my experience and learned a lot of valuable things from it including responsibility, communication skills, and professionalism.

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