August 5, 2022 •Grey Curcio
This week marks the end of the 2022 Summit summer associate program, and it has been a great summer of learning and fun for all involved. This year’s summer associates came to Summit from 10 different colleges and universities across the United States. In June they were divided into different teams across Summit and collaborated with intern sponsors on client work and internal deliverables.
Throughout their internship, the associates became deeply involved with their teams and contributed to projects beyond the scope of what they normally see in the classroom. “I truly feel as if I’ve had a shift in mindset,” says Ila Brown, who worked on the Risk Management and Capital Assessment Projections (RMCAP) team. “With guidance from leadership and the people around me, I’ve learned that it’s OK to not be exactly where I want to be. Gaining confidence in your ability to learn and grow is a really important thing.”
In addition to their daily work in data science, financial advisory, federal credit modeling, IT, communications, and risk monitoring, summer associates received weekly Python training and help with LinkedIn and résumé building. They also worked on a DEI project, creating a calendar resource guide that recognizes remembrance and awareness days throughout the year.
But Summit culture is not about all work and no play: the associates participated in a variety of social events throughout their tenure, including rooftop summer happy hours and meetups, a Summit Pride event, Summit Day, our anniversary party in June, and a much-anticipated Nationals baseball game in July.
“It’s always good to have new blood, fresh ideas, and innovative thinking and energy at Summit,” says Summit senior human resources generalist LaNice West.
So here’s to a great summer of professional experiences and new friendships forged along the way. Summit wishes you all the best of luck on the upcoming school year, and please keep in touch! It was great having you aboard, Brendan Machado, Liz Grundy, Henry Hebner, Ila Brown, Christina Cui, Margaret Vicheck, Nico Rapallo, Otto Keppke, Sai Gummalla, and Grey Curcio.