It’s the thing many college students lack when they graduate – the thing that, for prospective employers such as Santander Consumer USA (SCUSA), sets apart those who have experience.
Especially when employers are as large as SCUSA (with about 3,700 associates in several locations).
Santander Consumer USA recognizes the value of college students getting that experience. The company is in its second year of providing a robust internship experience to a select group of students, who have the opportunity to demonstrate their value as possible future employees of our company and others in Dallas and beyond.
The 2014 SCUSA summer intern program is comprised of 42 students from 11 schools. Some interns come from campuses as near as SMU, the University of Texas at Dallas and University of North Texas and as far away as the universities of Arizona, Illinois and DePaul (in Chicago). That’s more than three times as many students as participated last year, some of which were hired at SCUSA after they graduated.
The interns, who began their 12 weeks of paid work experience in May, are working hard on assignments in more than a dozen departments from information technology and decision science to human resources, marketing and corporate engagement.
And, as one intern said, the work is challenging.
“If there’s one thing that’s surprised me so far in my SCUSA internship experience, it’s how quickly I’ve been able to produce meaningful work,” said that student, a marketing/communications intern.
Students interested in next summer’s opportunity should review our Career Center website, Division of Opportunities, which provides a description of the experience:
“In a fast-paced environment like ours, anything is possible and the expectations are high. But if you’re the type of person who sees possibilities where others see obstacles, your potential for success is almost endless. Build your career at SCUSA and do more with your talent than you ever thought possible.”