MSUFCU to Open Intern Center in East Lansing
EAST LANSING, MI — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) is pleased to announce its plans to expand its intern program by opening an intern center, which will provide professional experience to high school and college students in the Greater Lansing area. The MSUFCU Financial Innovation and Education Center (FIEC) will be located at 309 E. Grand River in East Lansing and is anticipated to open in spring 2016.
In opening the Center, the Credit Union plans to provide approximately 20 students with internship opportunities in its Member Relations and Financial Education departments. Its close proximity to MSU’s campus will provide easy access to those who live on campus or commute to East Lansing. The Credit Union will begin accepting applications for student interns in September 2015.
The Center will also allow MSUFCU to expand its financial education presence on campus, providing space for employees managing its Financial 4.0 website for college-age students and the newly developed Financial Peer Education Program. The Financial Peer Education Program is a result of MSUFCU’s partnership with Visa in making a $250,000 donation to MSU to develop a program designed to improve financial literacy among college students
through interactive online and in-person resources.
“We’re very excited to begin the groundwork on the Center, as it will allow us to provide opportunities to many young professionals,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal is to help each individual develop personally and professionally and be able to provide a full-time position after graduation, further supporting the Credit Union’s growth.”
“With this center and the intern program, we hope to see students gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in their careers,” said Whitney Anderson-Harrell, MSUFCU’s Vice President of Sales and Financial Education. “For many, it may be their first professional work experience, and we plan to create a positive environment that will allow them to learn and grow in their time here.”
MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal — and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU has 15 branches, over 202,000 members, more than $2.9 billion in assets, and over 648 employees. MSUFCU was named 2014 Credit Union of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), and the #1 employer in the large-employer category in the 2014 Top Workplaces list by the Detroit Free Press.