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Matthew: Finance

Matthew interned with Lendio as a Small Business Loan Agent during Spring 2021. Here is what Matthew has to say about this experience:

I initially was going to help with the PPP funding program at Lendio, however we were transitioned to the traditional marketplace. We were the first to attempt an outbound program and eventually took the Sales Development Role. The transitions and experience in many different departments at Lendio taught me how to adapt while providing me with opportunities to interact with business owners and learn from them.

What did you unexpectedly learn?

I did not anticipate the influence of goal setting at Lendio. Our team focuses on goals and making plans in order to meet those goals. I have learned a lot about developing meaningful goals and devising plans to achieve them.

How have your future plans changed?

My future plans did not change; however, I believe that more doors have been opened to me because of my experience at Lendio. I was approached by a recruiter in the industry I want to pursue and my experience at Lendio was something that helped me stand out in order to accept a part-time position. My experience communicating with many business owners and advocating for them is a skill that my future employer was seeking.

Would you recommend this internship to others?

I would recommend it. It is a good way to build a foundational experience in communicating with business owners, polishing general communication skills, and using knowledge from classes in a real-world setting.

Matthew's remote set up for work