Financial Education Team Adds Oakland Intern To Help Increase Program Effectiveness
As most of us know, a helping hand can greatly increase effectiveness and efficiency in completing a task. While the Financial Education team works hands-on with four different schools in the Oakland area (not including the Brandon School District Adult Transition Program), the area of opportunity for a new addition to the department continues to expand.
This expansion is what prompted the team to seek out an Oakland University intern to join forces with the current Financial Educators working in the Oakland area. As the schools currently working directly with the Financial Education team are located in Brandon Township, the department expects to see other schools added to the roster in areas like Rochester Hills and Clarkston in the near future.
“We are excited to integrate a college intern into our financial education program because it will provide a dynamic professional experience and inject new ideas into the program. We are also excited to provide intern opportunities for the Oakland University community that provide for career exploration as well as hands on professional experience," explained Ian Duncanson, the only full-time Financial Educator currently working in the Oakland area.
As students go on break for the holidays, the team is interviewing candidates to fulfill the new opening and is hoping to introduce the college intern to the school programs in January. From carrying necessary items back and forth from the office into the schools, to generating new ideas for engagement of students, student-run branches and in-school branches alike will benefit greatly from this adjustment to the team.
The department hopes to make its mark on the Oakland community by providing innovative opportunities to students, and bringing on key team members that will help to act as ambassadors of the credit union on Oakland University’s campus and beyond.