Alumna Funds Summer Internships
Rebecca Corbin Loree ’00, an investor relations consultant who launched her career as a stock surveillance analyst in New York City, has established a fund at Washington College to help business and economics students pursue summer internships leading to careers in the financial industry.
Beginning this summer, the Rebecca Corbin Loree Internship Fund will provide $5,000 annually for up to three students seeking internships in financial services. The scholarship is intended to help cover students’ travel and living expenses during internships at accredited institutions.
Corbin Loree, the 2012 recipient of the College’s Alumni Horizon Ribbon Award and a member of the President’s Leadership Council, is founder and President of Corbin Perception Group, a boutique research and advisory firm assisting public companies with driving long-term shareholder value. Prior to founding Corbin Perception, Corbin Loree was the youngest vice president at Thomson Reuters, where her extracurricular activities included identifying and developing new talent through Thomson Reuters’ internship program.
“Aside from the practical experience, internships can enlighten students about what they want to do and, sometimes more importantly, what they might not want to do,” says Corbin Loree. “Part of it is learning the trade, but it’s also about the experience of working in an organization. Similar to selecting a college, the dynamics and culture of a large financial institution can vary dramatically from that of a small firm.”
Corbin Loree, who grew up in the Hudson River Valley of New York and modeled during her summer breaks from college, launched her career in finance without the benefit of an internship. “I did not have the advantage of having connections nor a strong understanding of the value of internships when I was in college,” she says. “It’s important to provide opportunities for students who may not otherwise be able to gain this type of experience.”
Washington College students are also getting career assistance from Corbin Loree’s husband, Jim, who is President and Chief Operating Officer of Stanley Black & Decker. Ryan Bankert ’13, a business management and Spanish major, and Mike Bonadies ’13, an economics and international studies major, have accepted full-time positions with the company.
If you are interested in providing an internship opportunity for a Washington College student, please contact Jim Allison, Director of Career Development, at email@example.com, or call 410-778-7890.