Western States Bank Digital Ambassador Internship Program Graduates Six Students in 2017, Looks to Continue in 2018

Western States Bank graduated six students from its inaugural Digital Ambassador Internship Program on August 11, 2017. With participation by bank locations in Eastern Wyoming, Northern Colorado and Western Nebraska, the paid internship program was created with the vision of providing students a look into the banking industry while offering various hands-on learning opportunities.

“We’re extremely pleased with the outcome of the first Digital Ambassador Internship Program. Not only were we able to provide a paid learning opportunity to students in our communities, but we found that the experience was mutually rewarding in many ways,”  said Richard Pearson, SVP/Colorado Market President. “Throughout the summer, interns helped train customers on our digital products, provided us with marketing insight and ideas and contributed to our community outreach efforts.”

The 13-week paid internship consisted of six interns diving headfirst into the community and banking industry, some pursuing careers in banking and finance and others in marketing and communications. Each intern’s experience was customized to the needs of the bank locations and his or her strengths and interests.   The interns primarily concentrated their efforts in the Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming and Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado areas.

“Richard Pearson was always very receptive to hearing our ideas and helping us follow through on the better ones,” said Sophia Glaser, Western States Bank 2017 Colorado Digital Ambassador. “The Internship Program was very constructive experience – I gained confidence, built up my public speaking skills and learned about the banking industry.”

Internship opportunities at Western States Bank will continue in 2018; individuals interested visit www.wsb.bank or email Richard Rodriguez at r.rodriguez@wsb.bank.

“The people at Western States bank are so fun to work with and that makes learning easier because you’re more likely to ask questions,” said Josie Dove, past Western States Bank Wyoming Digital Ambassador and current Western States Bank Marketing Intern.

About Western States Bank

Western States Bank provides a full slate of banking services ranging from deposits and mortgage loans to comprehensive commercial loans and investments. Serving communities across Western Nebraska, Eastern Wyoming and Northern Colorado, Western States Bank is locally owned and has a strong commitment to the communities it serves.  For more information, visit www.wsb.bank.

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