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S P R I N G 2 0 2 0 / W O R K F O R M E 9 B u s i n e s s S e r v i c e s B E F O R E L A N D I N G A N I N T E R N S H I P AT KENNEBEC SAVINGS BANK I N AU G U STA I N M AY 2 0 1 9 , A N N A P E T E R S O N H A D N E V E R T H O U G H T A B O U T A C A R E E R I N B A N K I N G . ¶ T H A T A L L C H A N G E D WITH HER EXPERIENCE IN T H E B A N K ' S M A R K E T I N G DEPARTMENT, WHERE HER RESPONSIBILITIES RANGED FROM INDEXING A DATABASE TO A SOCIAL MEDIA STINT ON THE BANK'S FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND LINKEDIN ACCOUNTS. "It was really cool to be running a com- pany's social media," says Peterson, a 21-year- old rising senior at the University of Maine in Orono. "I would come up with some ideas, and then look them over with the social media coordinator." Another highlight was working with the bank's graphic designer. While helping him scout out locations to photograph for an ad, Peterson served as a temporary stand-in — and ended up being in the ad herself. "I definitely did not expect that, but it was really fun," says Peterson, who is looking for- ward to returning to Kennebec Savings this summer as she eyes banking as a "definite possibility" after she graduates. "My favorite part," she says, "is the con- nection with the community." She observed that firsthand when working with the bank's community giving director and seeing the My favorite part is the connection with the community. — Anna Peterson UMaine student and Kennebec Savings Bank intern C O N T I N U E D O N F O L L O W I N G PA G E » Banking on a solid career 'Awesome' opportunities, and not just for math whizzes B Y R E N E E C O R D E S P H O T O / C O U R T E S Y O F K E N N E B E C S A V I N G S B A N K Anna Peterson, a UMaine student, spent her internship at Kennebec Savings helping the bank's graphic designer scout out locations for an ad — then ended up being in the ad herself.

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