To the Intern Class of 2021!
This STA article is dedicated to the many financial services interns in the United States and Canada. Please forward to those interns working among us this summer.
Congratulations to the Intern Class of 2021!
It’s June, and that means that many college students have started a summer internship program.
For those interns in the financial services industry, we welcome you! We hope that your experience this summer inspires you to choose a career among the thousands who have gone before you and stand ready to help in whatever way we can. The excitement, and the challenges, of the U.S. and Canadian financial markets attract highly talented and bright individuals across a wide range of fields and skillsets, not limited to only those with Finance degrees.

We encourage you to make the most of your time with your respective financial institution. Ask questions, face challenges head-on, find ways to help, take on responsibilities, read often, and always remember that your presence can make a positive impact on everyone around you. 
We would also like to extend special congratulations to the 86 college students who are part of Greenwood Project’s 2021 Internship Program. Based in Chicago, but with participants nationwide, Greenwood Project introduces Black and Latinx college and high school students to careers within the financial services industry via paid summer internships, educational field trips and summer financial institutes.

We would also like to extend special congratulations to the 86 college students who are part of Greenwood Project’s 2021 Internship Program.

The founders of Greenwood Project believe that an internship not only teaches young people about a specific industry and company, but helps them succeed in their first job while setting them up for long-term career success. At STA, we could not agree more, which is just one of the many reasons we selected Greenwood Project as our Charity Partner for 2021.
For the Greenwood Project 2021 interns, their 10-week program kicked off this week on June 7. After completion of a rigorous month-long training program led by Greenwood Project mentors and tutors, these 86 interns will be placed with a financial services firm for six weeks. The combination of classroom learning with real work experience will position these candidates well for job opportunities upon their college graduation.
More information on Greenwood Project as well as STA's Student in Finance Membership can be found below. Take the time to review the material and consider becoming an a STA Student in Finance Member, which is free as long as you are enrolled as a full-time student.

We also reposted a handful of archived STA articles that we think you will find helpful in your internship, as well as provide an overview of STA.

Enjoy the reads, and best of luck to you this summer!  
About Greenwood Project
Archived Articles of Interest

To All College Seniors of 2020; Please Reach Out
" seniors, who normally would be donning their caps and gowns, and gearing up for all the pomp and circumstance of graduation, have basically seen their college experience flatline. The impact to college students from the decisions made in response to COVID-19 have been nothing short of traumatic."
Read more here

To the Summer Interns of 2019
"Through the efforts of the securities professionals sitting next to you, our markets are more efficient and more resilient than ever before. Now begins your journey and with it you carry the responsibility of safeguarding not through maintaining the status quo but by questioning it and always seeking a better solution."
Read more here

Dear 2018 Summer Interns: Stay in Touch
"We hope the opportunity afforded you the ability to gain knowledge through real-world experiences, and form relationships with fellow interns and colleagues. As you leave the work environment and return to a collegiate one, your next challenge will be to stay connected to these people, and to our industry."
Read more here

To the Class of 2017: Loyalty, be open to feeling it.
"Commencement speeches framed by personal experiences and the actions taken, both right and wrong fill my Top 10 list. That's because life stories told with honesty and in detail provide the robust data young 20 something year-olds need when formulating decisions in their life and career. Hearing about actual mistakes, failures and home-runs resonate more deeply than messages filled with metaphors on rainbows, climbing mountains or caterpillars turning into butterflies”
Read more here 

Advice to the Summer Interns of 2016: Own the Lunch Print
“...Regardless of whether you decide to own the lunch print or not, showing enthusiasm and hustle in all you do will close any gap between you and those brighter...”
Read more here
STA Student in Finance Membership

STA Student in Finance (STA SIF) Membership is FREE and is ideal for students who want to be informed on topics and issues within the financial services industry, and to connect with securities industry professionals.

If you know a student who wants to take their first step towards the financial services industry, have them apply to be an STA Student in Finance Member today!
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