This year, we were fortunate to have 17 interns join our team who brought tremendous value to Farm Credit East and our customers by providing fresh ideas, creative solutions and a spark of innovation in how we operate.
Career Development Program
“I found Farm Credit East at the Clarkson University career fair and talked to one of the Potsdam employees who later became my mentor. The Farm Credit East employee told me that the company offers a range of careers, and that the Career Development Program provides the opportunity to learn a lot about the careers with Farm Credit East and then help decide which direction to go. For someone who was undecided about my profession, this was the perfect fit to learn about my options.
When I started with Farm Credit East, I learned about financial services and I knew right away that was the career path I wanted to stick with.”
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Farm Credit Fellows Program
Whether students are planning to return to the farm after graduation, pursuing a career in agricultural lending or looking to enter another ag-related business field, Farm Credit Fellows is a great way to learn, hands-on, how the lending process works. Students learn from many perspectives – both in the classroom and in the field.Farm Credit East partners with Cornell University, University of Connecticut, University of New Hampshire, University of Maine and University of Vermont to administer this program. Each university's program may vary depending on the professor and student's objectives, but the general outline is as follows:
- The program kicks off the spring of a student's junior year with a trip to Farm Credit East headquarters in Enfield, Connecticut.
- That summer, each student completes a week-long internship at a Northeast Farm Credit office to shadow the various job opportunities available in agricultural finance.
- The final semester of a student’s senior year, the student participates in a class to understand the lending process.
If you are interested in applying to the Farm Credit Fellows program, please contact your adviser at a participating campus.