Wintrust Bank Leads the Way with Summer Employment Opportunity for Arrupe Students
During the spring semester, Arrupe College board chair and president and CEO of Wintrust Bank, Bill Lynch, reached out to Arrupe dean and executive director, Steve Katsouros, S.J., about having Arrupe students work at Wintrust Bank for the summer. Lynch wanted students to have the opportunity to learn more about the banking industry while also earning money for school and personal expenses.
Wintrust Bank was established in 1994 as North Shore Community Bank. It has 24 locations in the Chicago area and continues to grow and open branches. The bank was recently recognized as number one in customer satisfaction in the Midwest region by the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study and is the largest charter bank under the fifteen banks that operate under Wintrust Financial Corporation.
After going through the application and interview process sophomore Jonathan Bello and freshman Justin Sanger were hired to work at the bank. Jonathan graduates from Arrupe College on August 12, 2017 and will continue his studies this fall at Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business. He remarked, “As a business major I sought to gain experience related to my field of study. I could not have imagined a better place to begin my journey in the business world than at Wintrust Bank in downtown Chicago. The bank itself looks beautiful both inside and out, with stunning architectural designs. Admittedly, the pay is really good too.”
Sangster, who also serves as an Arrupe College student ambassador for the Admissions Office, works sixteen hours per week at Wintrust and hopes to continue working throughout the school year.
Lynch remarked, “We are thrilled to have Justin and Jonathan join us. We want them to succeed and become well-rounded individuals, and help them see and understand first-hand how companies work. Internships are a proven way to gain experience, knowledge and confidence, and it is a great opportunity to build a professional network. It’s vital that students gain the real-world experience that all employers look for.”
Are you interested in providing employment for Arrupe College students? Please contact Arrupe College Career Coordinator Farrah Ellison-Moore at Felliso@luc.edu.