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Connex CU Offers Paid Internship to College Students
Posted on March 18th, 2016

Paid internship offers hands-on experience at one of the largest credit unions in Connecticut

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (March 17, 2016) – All college students seeking an authentic marketing experience are invited to apply for the Vice President (VP) of Unbanking program at Connex Credit Union. This internship program is entering its seventh year and offers a paid opportunity to work in a full-service financial institution with seven branch locations. The VP of Unbanking internship is open to all local high-energy college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are looking to thrive in a fast-paced professional business environment and will start in the summer and continue throughout December.
“With our Vice President of Unbanking program, we have had the pleasure of watching ambitious students develop into true business professionals ready to tackle any challenge after graduating,” said Louise Nestor, director of marketing, Connex Credit Union. “We are proud to offer an opportunity that garners real world understanding and serves as a prominent addition to the resume of those who participate.”
The primary function of this position is to assist Connex in adhering to its mission statement, “Improving the lives of our members, one member at a time.”
Key responsibilities of the VP of Unbanking include:
·    Serving as a “spokesperson” for the credit union at various events
·    Developing social media programs and content for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogging (video editing skills desired) and executing a strategy to promote this content to a broad audience beyond current membership
·    Being exposed to and participating in every aspect of a working marketing department including mailings, data entry and other duties as assigned
·    Having a flexible schedule. Hours will be primarily during the day; however, candidate should be available for occasional evening and weekend events.
·    Being willing to think outside the box and develop the position into your own by generating new ideas and thinking strategically
·    Tracking and analyzing results on all internship driven projects
 
During the internship period, the VP of Unbanking will be required to work a minimum of 15 hours a week and must have a willingness to continually learn and participate. All applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office, as well as social media. Further discussion of compensation and hours will occur during interviews.
“VP of Unbanking is undoubtedly a title that will spark conversation during future interviews, and obtaining the relevant experience to accompany it will commence our interns on a path to career success,” added Nestor.
All those looking to apply should send appropriate materials to connex_marketing@connexcu.org or mail them to Roquita Johnson, Connex Credit Union, P.O. Box 477, North Haven, CT 06473.

About Connex Credit Union:
As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 45,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full-range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online and mobile banking and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex, or Fairfield Counties. Connex Credit Union helps guide and improve members’ financial lives through the Connex Advocacy Promises: We will always work in your best interest; we will work with you to understand your goals, identify your financial needs and provide solutions to improve your life; and we will be responsive to you and make your experience simpler, faster and friendlier. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit connexcu.org


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