While internships can definitely provide great experience for your resume and future career path, sometimes they also bring you right back where you started.
That was the case for Nick Newton, who found himself with a fulltime job offer from INB after serving as a credit intern in summer 2017.
“I felt fortunate to land a job right out of school back with INB in the accounting/finance department,” Nick recalls.
“From there, our Controller, Craig Clark, and our CFO, Brett Tiemann, gave me the tools to grow not only professionally but personally as well. Their mentorship helped lay the foundation for me to be able to take on more responsibilities and grow into new roles.”
Nick took that first intern position and ran with it, eventually moving from the accounting department back to the commercial lending department where he first served his internship.
Now as Commercial Portfolio Manager, he oversees the portfolio management department and manages four employees.
And most recently, Nick’s drive and commitment to INB has earned him a promotion to CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) Officer, a job that helps assure INB continues to meet the needs of low-and moderate-income neighborhoods of the communities we do business in.
Education, Internship, Accounting Prepare Nick for New Role
Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from MacMurray College and a master’s from Liberty University. He notes that INB has been a fantastic fit for him over the last five years.
“I’m very grateful I was able to come into a great workplace culture that helps to foster success,” he says.
For Nick, the collaborative environment stands out when he thinks of his favorite aspects of his role at INB.
“My favorite part of the job is communicating and working with other departments on various projects,” he shares. “During my time in accounting, I had the pleasure of working with multiple different department heads to help put together our yearly budgets, and now in the Commercial Lending Department, I get to work directly with all of our lenders and help with our continued growth.“
Time for Family and Fun
And business isn’t the only thing that’s growing. When he’s not at work, Nick enjoys keeping up with his quickly growing 10-month-old daughter, Sophia.
“Most of my weekends are spent with my beautiful wife Brittani, Sophia, and our dog, Wrigley. Whether it be laying out by the pool, taking walks, or trying to keep up with all the new Marvel/Star Wars shows, we enjoy a good mix of being outdoors and being lazy inside,” Nick says.
Experiencing progress in a team atmosphere certainly seems to make Nick excited about each day – both at home and at work.
“I’m very grateful to have been given this new title and for those who have helped me along the way,” he says. “I’m looking forward to representing INB as the new CRA Officer and to help with INB’s continued growth.”