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Connex CU Continues Paid Marketing Internship
Posted on August 12th, 2016

​NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (August 8, 2016) – Connex Credit Union is seeking an ambitious communications, marketing or public relations student to join their team as the Vice President (VP) of Unbanking. This program is a paid marketing internship entering its seventh year and is highly-regarded for its ability to provide students with a relevant professional opportunity in an ambassador role.  This internship is open to all enthusiastic local sophomores, juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in the previously-listed (or similar) majors, who desire to be part of a dynamic marketing department offering real-world experience unlike any other internship.
“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 résumé 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.” This program will run from Sept. 2016 through April 2017 and the VP of Unbanking is required to have a minimum of 15 hours of availability each week.
Key responsibilities of the VP of Unbanking include:
Be exposed to and participate in every aspect of a working marketing department including direct mail, digital marketing, social media, on and off site events, and other duties as assignedDevelop social media programs and content for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and bloggingAssist in the development of other marketing programs and projectsParticipate in weekly marketing meetingsInteract with Connex Credit Union’s advertising and public relations agency as neededParticipate in special events and grassroots marketing effortsHave a flexible schedule. Hours will be primarily during the day, however candidate should be available for occasional evening and weekend events.Be willing to think outside the box and develop the position into your ownGenerate new ideas and think strategically
Track and analyze results on all internship driven projects 
All applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office, as well as social media. The VP of Unbanking is expected to also have a willingness to continually learn and participate.
Discussion of compensation and hours will occur during interviews. In addition to payment, the VP of Unbanking may also receive school credit.
“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 promptly send appropriate materials to connex_marketing@connexcu.org or mail to Roquita Johnson, Connex Credit Union, P.O. Box 477, North Haven, CT 06473. Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday August 31, 2016.
Please be advised: This is a marketing internship, and only students in the aforementioned majors will be considered.
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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