has announced that it is recruiting 150 interns for its winter internship program
, now entering its fourth year. The one-week winter break internship was designed for college seniors looking to gain experience in the workplace. Upon graduation, participants have a chance to gain possible full-time career opportunities at NewDay USA.
Since its launch in 2017, over 300 college seniors have gone through the program and more than half have been offered jobs at NewDay USA. The internship program includes a “Money Smart” series that teaches interns personal finance skills, including how to save up to buy a house. The average NewDay employee becomes a homeowner within three years with the company.
“I came here seven years ago right out of college, and NewDay has given me the opportunity to work my way up in leadership and obtain my Executive MBA at Wharton,” said Michael “MO” Oursler, chief credit officer and instructor in the program. “It’s the perfect opportunity for college seniors.”
The program also features prominent leaders as guest speakers, who teach interns the values of leadership, teamwork and the philosophy of what it takes to win in business and in life. Past speakers have included Baltimore Ravens head coach Jim Harbaugh; famed Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr.; Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Dr. Rajshree Agarwal, director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland.
“NewDay USA is proud to be training the next generation of mortgage bankers to lead our industry,” said NewDay CEO Rob Posner. “We are giving our college interns an opportunity to learn about critical life skills as well as the value of home ownership. Lessons that are not typically taught in the classroom.”
To be eligible for the internship program, a candidate must be a current full-time senior pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a U.S. accredited university and expected to graduate in 2020. Candidates must also have demonstrated academic success, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to travel to Fulton, Md., where training is held.