Photographed L-R: Heather Kicelemos, UniBank’s Training and Development Manager; Haley Melanson, Accounting Intern; Stephanie Gagnon, Marketing Intern; Angela Bedigian, Retail Branch Administration Intern; and Jordan Elster, IT Project Management Intern.

UniBank Recognizes Summer Interns

This summer, UniBank welcomed four of its Seasonal/Part-Time Tellers to take part in the bank’s inaugural Summer College Internship program. The program, coordinated by UniBank’s Training & Development Manager, Heather Kicelemos, allowed the interns to integrate knowledge and theory learned in their college classrooms to contribute to bank projects. The interns gained valuable applied experiences and made connections in the fields they are considering for their career path.

Each intern was paired with a mentor in their respective field of interest which included Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Retail Branch Administration, and Information Technology. They worked closely with their mentors on assignments and projects. While completing the designated assignments, the interns were included in department and committee meetings as well as financial education presentations focused on credit/credit scores and budgeting, encouraged to interview members of the Senior Leadership Team and provided networking opportunities with other departments throughout UniBank.

“I had the pleasure of working with all of these folks in their new employee teller classroom training, so it is quite exciting to see them continue their learning experience with us,” commented Heather Kicelemos, Training & Development Manager at UniBank. “We also learned a great deal from our interns and have heard from them all that this was a valuable learning experience.  We wish our interns well as they start the new school year and into their professional careers.  UniBank would be lucky to have that choice be with us.”   

More details about each UniBank intern follows:

Haley Melanson, UniBank’s Accounting Intern: Haley is a senior at Worcester State University studying Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. She intends to continue her education and receive her Master’s in Accounting and then plans on taking her CPA exam and work in a public firm where she can utilize her license. She is excited for the bright future ahead of her.

Stephanie Gagnon, UniBank’s Marketing Intern: Stephanie attends Bryant University and will be going into her senior year in the fall. She is a double major in marketing and human resources. She has secured an internship in UniBank’s Human Resources department for the fall semester.

Angela Bedigian, UniBank’s Retail Branch Administration Intern: Angela is a recent University of Rhode Island graduate. Beginning in August she will be attending Bryant University for their one-year full-time MBA program. She is open to exploring many career possibilities in the future; she hopes to find herself in a position where she can work with others to optimize their potential as well as her own.

Jordan Elster, UniBank’s IT Project Management Intern: Jordan is entering into his senior year at Salve Regina University where he is a Business Administration major. Entrepreneurship is one of his passions and he has started a business to work on in his free time.