Braden Zuroff joined Bravera Bank in October 2023, working part-time as an intern in our Operations Department. Braden is currently a student at Dickinson State University, working towards his Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Entrepreneurship degrees.
What made you interested in an internship with Bravera?
I am currently working on my MBA, which gave me an interest in the banking industry. I wanted to find an internship that could give me an idea of what I want to do for a career, as well as provide me with a great learning experience. Prior to choosing Bravera I knew many people who worked here and never heard anything negative. In addition, I noticed the significant presence that Bravera had in the community, which enticed me to apply here.
What new knowledge have you gained from your internship?
A deeper understanding of the internal operations of a bank and many other things I was curious about prior to my internship. My internship has allowed me to see how each department in the bank works together to be successful.
What has been the most rewarding part of your internship?
The most rewarding part for me is to see what I’ve learned in school be applied in real scenarios. I find it easier to learn by experience and it is rewarding to actually use the skills I’ve learned in class. In addition to the learning experience, building new relationships and being part of the Bravera “family” has also been rewarding.
What would you say to a student who is thinking about completing an internship with Bravera?
Bravera will definitely take good care of you as an intern. As a student they will work with your schedule and allow you to work around your classes. Bravera also offers opportunities with various departments, making it easy to find the best fit for you. Overall, it is a great experience and you will learn a lot!