Applying to be an intern at Chesapeake Bank was probably the best opportunity I took upon myself. Being as nervous as I was, I spent my entire junior year of college pacing the floor about how I would make it on my first day, what to wear, was I prepared enough, and even if my department would like me.
When I arrived at the Kilmarnock office, I was greeted with smiles, handshakes, and the warmth of love from a community. Almost immediately, my nerves and fear went away. I spent my summer in the marketing department with my mentors; Paula Milsted, Christian Kent, Melanie Wynkoop, Reggie Rossignol, and Eric Pesola.
For the first few weeks, I was entertained with meetings on compliance, Flexent, product development, payment systems, ad agencies, and social media developments. Once my third week rolled around, I was ready to take on my role as an intern in my department. I created social media posts, updated calendars, and blogs on the chesbank.com website, handled ordering promotional items, and worked closely with my mentors to assist in helping out with their tasks.
After two months went by, I began to settle in each location nicely. I often traveled between Kilmarnock, Gloucester, and Norge throughout the week, so I had the chance to work with each member of my department. Along the way, I realized four aspects of Chesapeake Bank that made my experience unforgettable.
Four Highlights of Internship
Throughout my entire time here at the bank, I couldn’t imagine interning anywhere else. I am extremely appreciative of this program and thank everyone that stopped to say hello! I know leaving this internship, I feel more prepared and confident to take a step into the world. If there is one key takeaway, it would be that Chesapeake Bank isn’t just a place to do banking; it’s a community, a family, and a supporter of everyone.
Marketing Intern summer 22’