Submit a 4- 5-pages executive summary of internship experience.
Internship position: Assistant of Financial Aid Counselor
My Primary information:
1. Functions/Description work on Financial Aid department, that they provide:
• Process financial aid applications to determine financial aid eligibility, which includes performing federal verification • Review that awarded financial aid is disbursed and credited to the students’ account; identifies problems related to award delivery and communicates with the appropriate individual or department for resolution. • Assist and consider appropriate action for invalid or incomplete student financial aid applications. • Assist with review and process Federal Work Study (FWS) contracts/timesheets for timely payment of earnings to students and train FWS supervisors on FWS guidelines and processes. • Assist with the implementation of the Financial Literacy/Default Prevention Program to promote responsible borrowing, budgeting, and repayment of loans upon graduation.
2. My typical internship day on the job:
My workday starts at 9:00am. Firstly, I’m turn on computer and check a voice message on phone. I’m take a note and write down an info to who we (me or my supervisor) need to call back. Some problems I try to figurate by myself for example if student call and ask, “What exactly info he need to provide to apply a 2022-2023 FAFSA.” this question I will figure out by myself, and I doesn’t need to bother my supervisor.
Today (April 25), I have two new students.
One of them is a freshman student, I have already spoke with him and consulting his before by phone, what documents he need to bring to complete 2022-2023 FAFSA. When he come, I checked all documents that he brings and we starting to apply on 2022-2023 FAFSA. I helped him with application, and everything go through. No issue was found when we complete application. We received a confirmation that cover a full grand for 2022-2023 FAFSA. After this, he can go to advisor office and schedule classes for Fall 2022 semester
Second student, he is a walk-in student, and I gave a consultation by person for a future what he needs to apply the 2022-2023 FAFSA. From his word, his parents have a big income, and I with my supervisor explained him that he couldn’t be receive a full grand, but any whey we need to try to apply a FAFSA 2022-2023. Other way that we can help him if we can try to apply a loan and he can start in Full 2022 semester. He will be thinking about this and will call us back.
After students left, I continue to call a students and check some voice messages and try to figure out a solve problems that they have. Also, by the end of the day, I contact and schedule/confirmed appointments with student for my other workday and then I know who will come and I will be prepared to visits.
Additional info to help write essay:
1. What Does a Financial Aid Assistant Do: As a financial aid assistant, your responsibilities are to assess students’ financial aid applications and make recommendations. You may also help to compile a financial aid package for the students. You review and verify all of the student’s financial documents to determine their current financial situation. You may interview the applicant or their family and communicate with them about the status of their application. You also provide the applicants with information about different forms of aid, such as Pell grants, work-study programs, or college grants, for example. This job may require database maintenance as well.
2. What Are Financial Aid Jobs: There are several different types of jobs categorized under financial aid jobs. One variety is any job that a student performs as part of their financial aid package. These are also known as work-study jobs, and they can range from working in the cafeteria or bookstore to working the circulation desk at the college library. Since the positions can vary significantly, the job duties in this field are not definite. Financial aid jobs can also refer to the people who assist students in financing their college tuition by securing financial aid, such as federal loans, scholarships, and work-study jobs. Qualifications for working in a financial aid office vary depending on position.