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What we’ve learned: Summer intern class of 2018

In honor of National Intern Day, UMB’s summer interns have shared key takeaways from their time across the company’s geographic and business footprint. While summer interns join the UMB family only for a few months, they gain hands-on experience to carry into the classroom and the workplace.

Meet some of UMB’s 2018 summer interns, who recently shared the highlights of their internship:

Megan JohnsonMegan Johnson

College/University:  Luther College, Decorah, Ia.
UMB internship: Fund Accounting, Milwaukee, Wi.
Key takeaway: Everyone I’ve worked with at UMB wants to see others  succeed; it’s not a competition, but a team.

Ashley WestAshley West

College/University: UMKC School of Law, Kansas City, Mo.
UMB internship: Private Wealth Management/Legal Counsel, Kansas City, Mo.
Key takeaway: All doors are open. UMB allows interns to have access to individuals regardless of their title, status, etc. so that interns can network and learn from the experts.


Charlie BurkheadCharlie Burkhead

College/University: Miami University, Oxford, Oh.
UMB internship: Healthcare Services, Kansas City, Mo.
Key takeaway: This internship has taught me a lot about communication. This is my first corporate experience, so I was unsure of what to expect. Although I assumed the corporate world would be standoffish, I soon learned how great the culture is at UMB. Everyone I have reached out to is willing to meet with me, talk about their roles, lend advice, and help me. This internship has taught me to connect with people in different jobs or departments that I don’t know much about, or did not believe I had interest in at first. I’ve realized there are a lot of interesting roles at UMB and being open to new ideas is important.

Evan SchieferEvan Schiefer

College/University: College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.
UMB internship: Fund Accounting, Milwaukee, Wi.
Key takeaway: Collaboration with others is essential in having an efficient work environment.

Cody SedilloCody Sedillo

College/University: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
UMB internship: Wire Operations, Kansas City, Mo.
Key takeaway: This internship has taught me that proper communication between associates is key to building a healthy work environment. This enables everyone to work together, even if their immediate tasks are different.

Kaitlin Mitchell

College/University: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Tx.
UMB internship: Private Wealth Management, Kansas City, Mo.
Key takeaway: : I am grateful for my team and everything they’ve taught me this summer. I think the most valuable thing I’ve learned is how much I enjoy working in private wealth management and researching companies. Being in an office environment makes the concepts I’ve learned about in class more tangible. This experience will help me make important life decisions down the road. Beyond that, working with people you enjoy matters and I’ve been fortunate to enjoy working with my team.

Nikaela Kuhn Nikaela Kuhn

College/University: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ar.
UMB internship: Enterprise Sales & Services, Kansas City, Mo.
Key takeaway: This internship has taught me a lot about working in a corporate environment. I have been in a lot of meetings and have learned how to conduct myself around executives, around the office, and some of the basic best practices for working in an office.

Vail Boothe

College/University: Emporia State University, Emporia, Ks.
UMB internship: Enterprise Technology Operations, Kansas City, Mo.
Key takeaway: Relationships are an important part of corporate environments. They will helpyou grow as a person and as a team!


Jaelon BrooksJaelon Brooks

College/University: UMKC, Kansas City, Mo.
UMB internship: Healthcare Services, Kansas City, Mo.
Key takeaway: Through this internship, I have gained a lot of knowledge about productivity at UMB. Everyone works together as a team and is willing to help one another.

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