First Midwest Bank-Deerfield
Charise Hayward , Class of 2006

First Midwest Bank is a leader in 21st century banking and continues to expand to serve their customers in the most efficient and effective manner. The internship took place in a professional setting working with a variety of members of the bank, and the general objective was to learn the functions of the bank and to become familiar with the process of lending money for commercial purposes. This position offered a broad exposure of various banking functions and provided many opportunities to learn about this individual bank, as well as the industry. This internship was immeasurable in value and has taught me a number of real world lessons that I will never forget. One of the most important lessons learned was how to apply my knowledge acquired in school to that necessary of the banking industry. This experience has encouraged me to pursue a career in banking and has provided a number of opportunities to fulfill this aspiration.