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Edwards student participates in Western States Bank’s paid internship program

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LARAMIE, Wyoming — Western States Bank is celebrating the completion of nine students from its Digital Ambassador Internship Program. The paid internship program was created in 2017 with the vision of providing students with an up-close look into the banking industry while at the same time offering various hands-on learning opportunities. Bank locations that participated in this year's program include branches in southeastern Wyoming, northern Colorado and western Nebraska.

Among the participants was Ryan Hanson, of Edwards, who's currently a student at Colorado State University.

"We strongly support providing students with the opportunity to apply classroom theory to the real-world complexities of commercial banking, business development, project management, communication and customer service," said Ann Nelson, Western States Bank's Wyoming Market President. "As a mentor, I personally enjoyed sharing my passion for banking with our next generation and encouraging them to see themselves as future bankers."

The 13-week paid internship consisted of nine interns diving headfirst into the community and banking industry, some pursuing careers in banking and finance and others in marketing and communications. Each intern's experience was customized to the needs of the bank locations and his or her strengths and interests.

For more information, go http://www.wsb.bank.