This is part of a continuing series of "Summer Intern Chronicles" that Cape Cod Today will publish throughout the season. Many local college students undertake internship experiences during summer break. These internships can truly form a young person as a professional in their chosen career path. For many, the internship is their first work experience in the career they hope to pursue. These internship stories are intended to give the students an opportunity to share their experiences, showcase the work of their sponsoring organization and put in a plug for their college. The stories are written in the students' own words and published verbatim as submitted.
If your Cape & Islands or Plymouth organization hosts summer interns and you'd like them to participate, please email [email protected] and we will send you the project guidelines.
Joe Beasley from Nichols College
My name is Joe Beasley and I am from Dennis, MA. I attended Nichols College for my undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree from Nichols. Last year I interned with Cape Cod Five in the Human Resources Department. I worked closely with the Talent Management Team as the Intern liaison, helping with the intern program. Last year we worked to relaunch the intern program to provide more professional development opportunities including Lunch and Learns, workshops and networking.
There are many things that I learned while being an Intern at the bank that they do not teach in school; one being the culture and atmosphere. Cape Cod Five is a workplace that you can walk into and feel equal to everyone no matter the title written on your name badge. I can have a conversation with a Manager, Officer, or even the President, Dorothy Savarese and not feel nervous, unwelcomed, or looked down on. All opinions matter and are accounted for. When working in an environment where you are welcomed and supported to give back and volunteer, it opens many doors. I now sit on the Economic Development Committee in Dennis as well as a Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cape and Islands.
I was born and raised on Cape Cod and now live here permanently. When my internship was coming to an end at Cape Cod Five I was offered a position to join the team full time. I was thrilled to hear and happily accepted. The Bank has excellent benefits that help support the remainder of my schooling, while also helping pay off some of my student loans. Sometimes my Committee and Big Brothers meetings land on workdays and I am able to attend with the bank’s support and flexible scheduling.
For those looking for an opportunity for an internship, I urge you to look at Cape Cod Five. We offer an excellent program that is ever-changing and improving to meet the needs of our Interns. If you are interested, please contact me. We provide many opportunities in a variety of different departments of the Bank where you will receive challenging assignments, job shadowing, networking and volunteer opportunities. Some have called it the “fun-ternship”!