This summer GreenStone is pleased to welcome the 29 bright interns who have joined our various departments. All summer, interns will have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals and gain valuable experience through farm visits, group projects, and real-world work to help prepare them for their future career.
In the Credit Department, there are currently nine interns at various branches around Michigan.
Gretel Weller, a senior at Hope College, has been interning in the credit department since 2021. Being in the department for over a year has allowed Gretel to have exposure to a variety of different projects, such as working on the RLOC review process, the peer comparison, and keying financials, as well as being able to job shadow different departments, and attend loan closings.
“This internship has been a great way for me to connect what I’ve learned in class to the work I’m doing at GreenStone and vice versa. Making these connections helps me understand the importance of what I’m learning because I can see the real life application” Gretel shared.
A graduate from Grand Valley State University, Amanda Johnson currently interns at the Alpena branch. Amanda also supports the team by keying in balance sheets and tax returns. Most recently, she has been shadowing the loan review process with a credit analyst. As a graduate, she is looking for her dream career and enjoys exploring the different options within credit.
Jordyn Boyne, a Northwood University student, interns in GreenStone’s Sandusky Branch. She uses the financial tracking spreadsheet as a checklist for accomplishing her daily tasks. After keying in balance sheets and tax returns, she checks them off the list. While at the Sandusky branch, Jordyn is able to explore other departments as well. She has been attending farm visits with the appraisal department and completing different tasks within crop insurance.
“It’s really nice to be able to explore the careers that I can potentially pursue. Credit encompasses multiple departments, and I enjoy seeing how everything is tied together,” explained Jordyn.
For Alexis Roberts, a student at Florida A&M University, interning with GreenStone has allowed her to explore a career that she never thought of pursuing. Interning is a risk-free way to gain valuable experience while also seeing what career is the right, or wrong, fit for you. It’s okay to decide to pursue a different route after interning!
Interns also learn what working in a successful work culture is like. For Joshua DeVries, his favorite part of the internship has been his coworkers and helpful environment at the branch. “I’ve had previous internships, but this one if by far is the best structured, most supportive, and overall, a positive experience for me,” said Joshua. Here at GreenStone everyone is ready to help! “They sit down with us and take thorough time to explain everything. My coworkers are always ready for questions, and I never feel ashamed for having to ask.”
Interning can seem scary at first, but the GreenStone team is dedicated to making it a positive experience filled with relationship building, professional development, and hands on learning. If you or someone you know is interested in interning with GreenStone, visit Jobs at GreenStone (greenstonefcs.com).