FirstBank Diversity Internship
Name: Abby Ceravolo
UHL Class: 2013
UHL Track: Academic Honors
Abby is a third year UHL student who is graduating early so she can begin her career. This summer, she had the opportunity to apply for a FirstBank internship, thanks to UHL's longstanding relationship with the bank. She applied and was accepted as one of FirstBank's first "Diversity Interns." She says that "the internship was a great introduction to the banking industry. I spent the summer learning the basics of new accounts, customer service, bookkeeping, and loan underwriting, while working with my fellow interns to complete an assigned summer project. It was a whirlwind ten weeks of banking, but I learned more than I could have imagined, and the real-world work experience has been invaluable."
Following a good review of her summer's work and the presentation of the interns' summer project, FirstBank offered Abby a position in their Management Training/Officer program upon her graduation from CU-Denver and UHL. Abby says that "accepting a job offer in the first few months of my senior year has really taken the pressure off! Now I'm just anxious to graduate and start my career as an officer with FirstBank."