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Vendor Management Intern

June 2021 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I loved how welcoming and kind the UFCU staff was since day one. They made us feel that our roles as interns at UFCU mattered just as much as any other full-time employee. The company culture went a long way for the intern team as it encouraged us to have a stronger work ethic. I also enjoyed my experience with my manager-- she served as a great mentor in and out of the work place.

What I wish was different

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to work from home. I only wish we could of had internship experience in person.

Advice

Do not be afraid to reach out for help or advice from the UFCU staff. These people really do want to see you succeed and would be more than happy to help in any way they can. Also, take advantage of every opportunity that UFCU gives you and make the best out of your time with them!
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Financial Health Intern

June 2021 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I really liked how everyone at UFCU is very welcoming and supportive. If I had any questions there was always someone I could reach out to and ask questions to. Also, I really enjoyed how we're given real work that made an impact on the projects our teams are working on.

What I wish was different

UFCU has is a really cool company, they work immensely hard to not only provide products to the community but they focus on building and enriching the community. I wish I was able to be in person more often to get to see that more.

Advice

The summer goes by quickly! Take advantage of all your opportunities during your internship. UFCU has a ton of amazing employees with a wealth of knowledge, so reach out to them!
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Community Impact Intern

June - August 2021 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I loved the people at UFCU. Everyone is so kind, willing to help and excited to get to know you. I loved how my role evolved throughout the summer and became increasingly dynamic. I really enjoyed connecting with the other interns and building my network within UFCU.

What I wish was different

I wish our internship was in person!

Advice

Advice I would share about this experience is to take every opportunity you are given and be confident reaching out to people.
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Human Resources Intern

June - August 2021 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I really liked that the HR internship here at UFCU allows me to explore the different areas of HR! Even though the scope was broad (since I rotated around different areas), I was still able to get a very detailed look at what a career in each field would look like.

What I wish was different

I wish it was in-person! I would've loved to meet the HR team and also other interns in-person.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions!
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Marketing Coordinator Intern

June - August 2021 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The culture of UFCU is really what makes it so great. Everyone is so willing to share their experiences and help along the way. The team has sought out ways to benefit my development, even when it added more to their plate. I love the level of responsibility and creativity we are afforded and the collaboration I get to take part in.

What I wish was different

I wish we had been able to work in person so that we could experience walking up to someone's desk and having a quick chat, but the teams have done a great job at developing the online experience to fit this as closely as possible.

Advice

It is important to really put effort into seeking out what you want out of your experience. If you aren't sure what there is to learn - ask! There are opportunities across the company, regardless of your department or role, to develop your skills in something you may not have even thought about, but it is up to you to make that happen!
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Organizational Development Intern

June 2021 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The culture at UFCU is wonderful. I am grateful to work with a team of people who are extremely supportive of my development. I was given the direction and support that I needed to succeed in this program and the experience was very well organized.

What I wish was different

I would have loved to have this experience in person, but considering the circumstances, the online internship program was very well put together.

Advice

Ask questions, be curious, and connect with as many people as you can. Don't be afraid to reach out to employees that you don't know as well - they want to support you!
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Retail Systems Intern

June 2021 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The culture, people, and goals of this organization are unlike any other. I have enjoyed every minute working here and I feel apart of something greater.

What I wish was different

I wish the position had been full time. Having to work 2 jobs was not ideal and I would have liked to give more of my time to UFCU.

Advice

Talk to everyone, be passionate about learning. That’s how you’ll stand out.
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Application Developer Intern

June - August 2020 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The culture at UFCU is great! They walk the walk when it comes to caring for their community and employees! Every person I encountered at UFCU was eager to help when I met them and they are all rooting for you to succeed. During my internship, I was encouraged to learn and ask questions as much as possible which allowed me to get a lot of experience I wouldn't get in school otherwise.

What I wish was different

Due to COVID, we were forced to have an online internship. I only wish I had the chance to meet all the wonderful people at UFCU in person.

Advice

You will get what you put into this internship. Make sure to ask questions, be curious, and challenge yourself. Everyone here wants to help you!
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Community Impact Intern

June - August 2020 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The UFCU team is wonderful! I was given all of the support and direction I needed to succeed in this internship, and had the opportunity to accomplish meaningful work. The internship program was very well organized, and the professional development events were very beneficial.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to other UFCU employees! They have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are always happy to give advice and share their experience.
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