UCFS Internship Program
WESTLAKE, OH, July 26, 2018 – United Consumer Financial Services Company (UCFS), a leading consumer financing company, offering business partners the ability to finance their customers’ purchases, has partnered with John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business to provide networking, mentoring and employment opportunities for outstanding students. As one of JCU’s Boler Corporate Partners, UCFS participates in college events including Career Fairs, Meet the Recruiters events, Network for Success and on-campus interviewing.
“As local business leaders and alumni, UCFS President, Joe Francesconi and I connected with John Carroll to form a strategic partnership,” said Joe Drake, UCFS Director of Sales & Marketing. “Our goal of engaging and recruiting top talent to create a pipeline of future candidates – undergrads for internships as well as graduating students – is being accomplished as we build brand awareness of UCFS on campus.”
United Consumer Financial Services hired two sales and marketing interns this summer, both rising seniors. Annina DaFonseca, John Carroll University Senior said, “Interning with UCFS has provided great hands-on experience in marketing and sales support, aiding me in job readiness. One of my projects is a deep dive into our website SEO and research in Google Analytics – both bringing great value to the company – beyond classroom textbook studies. I’m very thankful for the opportunity.”
The 3-month internship program is mutually beneficial with interns also handling:
- Competitive analyses
- Streamlining customer onboarding
- Trade show effectiveness
- Customer communications
“Interns gained a wealth of knowledge this summer through real-world experiences on topics not necessarily learned in the classroom. From an HR perspective, we’re supporting the professional growth and development of our future leaders, in addition to creating mentoring opportunities within the organization. Interns bring a fresh perspective to all we do which also helps the company move forward. This partnership is a win-win-win for JCU, UCFS, and students,” said Susan Crawford, Director of Human Resources.