A Summer Success Story
The REV on Campus program has a proven track record of success, as demonstrated by the many students who have benefited from its work-readiness skills and real-world experience. High school students from the REV Business Academy at R.B. Stall High School, the REV Business & Information Systems Academy at Philip Simmons High School, and the REV Academy of Finance at Cane Bay High School have all found unique opportunities through the program.
“Our student-run program has been a success largely due to the vast opportunity of growth and learning it provides,” said Angela Snavely, marketing operations manager. “By creating high school student brand influencers, REV is making connections with the next generation, not by teaching student-interns to be adult-like bankers, but rather enable students to authentically address the social challenges of today.” Snavely, a staunch advocate for initiatives driving financial literacy, has evolved the program since its inception 8 years ago and now spearheads its execution.
One student success story involves the R.B. Stall High School interns who were hired by REV during the past summer. The interns underwent comprehensive training at two different local REV branches and the REV headquarters offices in Summerville, learning about the credit union’s history, core 4 products, and member service practices, as well as important banking regulations.
After training, the interns began working at their assigned branches, where they put their knowledge into practice by assisting members with transactions ranging from deposits and withdrawals to cash advances and account openings. They also learned important skills like proper attire, professional communication, and working in a real-world environment. In addition, they learned and developed soft skills, like proper telephone etiquette, that they can carry over to other jobs or personal correspondence. By the end of the internship, the R.B. Stall Brand Influencers had worked a combined total of over 972 hours.