Words cannot express how truly grateful I am to have been given an internship opportunity at Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity). What I appreciate about Vancity is the not-for-profit mindset; in contrast to a bank, Vancity strives to redefine wealth for the community. In fact, it has shared 30% of its profits to the community–a total of $18.5 million.
As an intern at the Centralized Lending Administration, I am immersed in a culture of professionals who have worked there for a long time. And yes, I am talking about years of experience in the double digits.
What have I experienced so far?
Funding Department. I had the opportunity to use the Temeno T24 core banking system, write and mail disclosure statements, and deal with mortgage modifications and delayed mortgage payments. It wasn’t until the second week when I realized the responsibility of those I worked with. We were dealing with large sums of money; one miswritten digit can mean massive financial loss.
Portfolio Analytics. Power BI is an incredibly powerful tool, and I truly learned how to make the best of it. It’s basically an advanced version of the graph function in Microsoft Excel. I learned to develop effective visuals for marketing and presentations
Payout Department. Streamlining processes is always an important goal, and I had the opportunity to engage in this process. In a department that gets so many calls and requests, time management is crucial.
Sometimes it’s intense, sometimes it’s relaxing. Sometimes there is not an instant without a ring of a telephone; sometimes it’s tranquil, and the only thing you can hear is the soft typing on keyboards. Maybe it’s the work ethic that I appreciate from everyone here. Or it’s just the spectacular view and free timbits.