Interview

What attracted you to Key?

It is an honor to be a part of the KeyBank community. What attracted me to Key are the values of the organization. Specifically, the values of Respect and Integrity are significant to me. Having a diverse, open, and honest workplace like KeyBank demonstrates has drawn me here. Additionally, Key has won ample recognition and awards for creating a positive workplace. Being named a two-time winner of the Bloomberg Gender Equity Index and being a top 50 company for diversity for seven years in a row shows how Key values creating a strong and thriving workforce.

How did you know it was the right fit for you?

I want to be a part of an organization that promotes inclusion and equity on all levels, and KeyBank values those two characteristics. I had such a positive experience during my internship. KeyBank truly is a family, and everyone supported me from the second I started. Having that support system and organizational culture that values each of its members immediately made me know that KeyBank was the right fit for me.

Which parts of the internship did you like the most, and why?

My internship started during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there was a lot of rearranging of plans from in-person activities to a virtual environment to ensure everyone’s safety. The fact that KeyBank executed a flawless plan to switch the internship from in-person to virtual showed me that KeyBank values and cares about the health and safety of all folks in the organization. My favorite part of the internship was interacting with my teammates in Credit Risk Review. From day one, my colleagues reached out to welcome me and always helped me with any questions. Also, I learned so much about credit and internal audit through the meaningful and impactful work that I was assigned. Lastly, interacting with the other interns and meeting with senior leaders within the organization made me feel immediately that I was part of the Key family.

Why did you decide to stay with Key beyond the intern program?

It was an honor to come back with the Credit Risk Review Group because of how much folks support the creation of a diverse, respectful, and inclusive work environment. Also, with the great support and learning opportunities that I had as an intern, I felt that I could make a positive impact on the organization by returning and continuing to develop within the Credit Risk Review Group.

What is one bit of advice you would share with other interns considering Key?

The one bit of advice that I would share with other interns considering Key is to participate in activities to get to know your teammates. Whether with other interns, teammates, or senior leaders—everyone wants to make all folks feel welcome and included within the Key family.

Key is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.