Colin Elder Uses the Allegheny Advantage* to Secure an Online Banking Internship

Colin Elder '25
Colin Elder ’25

CBE Fellow Colin Elder ‘25 is pursuing a double major in Economics and Data Science. This summer, Colin stayed on campus working for the First Bank of the Lake, a SBA Preferred Lender, with their online internship program.  

We asked Colin…

How did you find your internship?

I found my internship through the help of the Allegheny’s Career Education team, as well as the many Allegheny Alumni that work for First Bank of the Lake. One of our other fellows, Andrew Strobel, has previously worked within the same internship program.

What were your duties?

My duties this summer include working on external audits as well as making sure that all information is up to date and formatted correctly within our loans.

Would you recommend your internship to other students?

I would absolutely recommend this experience to other students. Everyone at First Bank of the Lake has been extremely welcoming and helpful during my time, and I have been able to learn so much about SBA banking.

Colin is a CBE Fellow, the Service Chair for the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and is a member of the Allegheny soccer team.

*Allegheny Advantage = Career Education Team + Allegheny Alumni

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics (CBE) prepares Allegheny College students to succeed in a diverse, global economy.