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Union Home Mortgage

Training Intern

May 2021 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

Union Home Mortgage's L.E.A.D. Program is exceptional. I started in the Training department May 2021 and am now currently interning with the department again this fall. My internship experience has exceeded my expectations! The work as an intern is valuable to the organization, as well as fun. I was graciously able to intern in office this summer and can attest to the world-class culture of UHM. UHM does not have employees, but Partners, to show how integral each and every member of this organization is to its success and growth, which is not found at a lot of other organizations. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at UHM and can't wait to continue through the fall!

What I wish was different

Nothing! Whether you stick with UHM or move on in your career, this internship program prepares you well for whatever career goals you may have.

Advice

Take advantage of this program! UHM is blessed to take on interns and give them a phenomenal experience. Attend seminars, attend intern programs, attend everything UHM offers to interns because without this program, I would not have gained professional experience or networking opportunities as significant as I have with UHM.
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IT Third Party Applications Analyst

May 2021 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

Where do I even start? I think the best thing I can talk about it the people. Everyone who I have talked to has been extremely nice and helpful no matter what. And here, just because you're an intern doesn't mean you're looked down upon. I seriously feel like I am a full-time partner but I'm still an intern. Every idea I bring up is at least looked into and not just turned down because I'm an intern. Plus all of the events the recruiters put on for us is great, it really makes it fun. I really genuinely enjoy coming to work every single day. I enjoy everyone who I work with and it is such a positive environment, it's so different from any other company that I worked with previously, it's really cool to see how positive everyone is at work!

What I wish was different

I wish everyone was in person, but that's no fault of the company obviously, but it would've been cool to see everyone in person

Advice

Try your best to be involved. Bring up new ideas you may have about your work or the processes around it, be outgoing and meet new people. No one is going to turn you down for bringing up new ideas or anything like that. And try to be involved in the intern events if you are an intern, if you're actually involved they're a lot of fun and it makes the experience even better!
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IT Help Desk Intern

May - August 2021 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

I actually made an impact when working here. I was able to do meaningful work and get a true experience .All the intern events were really fun to attend. Everybody is extremely nice and understanding. Everybody sticks to the core values to make this a comfortable and safe work place. I am beyond excited to continue my career here.

What I wish was different

I wish more of the virtual interns came in the office. It was hard to bond with them and get to know everybody who was virtual.

Advice

I highly recommend experiencing this internship in the office. While UHM does a fantastic job of including the remote interns the experience definitely varies. You get to know the culture way better and being in person for the events was definitely worth it.
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Marketing Intern

May - August 2021 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

Interning at Union Home Mortgage was such an amazing experience. They treat their interns like they are full-time employees and truly do give you a world-class experience. Every task I was given was always utilized to help the company grow, I was never given tasks that didn't matter. In the few months of being an intern, I have learned SO MUCH. UHM strives to teach their interns not only everything about the mortgage business, but also gives you the tools to expand your skill set that will make a difference in your future career.

What I wish was different

There is nothing that I wish would have been different. The recruiting team did such an amazing job at planning events for interns and guiding them throughout the program. My recruiter, Isabella, always checked in on me to see how I was doing and always made sure I was comfortable within my role at the company.

Advice

My advice for future UHM interns is to enjoy every moment of the program because it goes by so quickly. Sit in on as many meetings as you can, never be afraid to ask questions, learn as much as you can, and utilize every opportunity you're given!
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IT Support Specialist Intern

April - August 2020 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

The team I was working with and the company as a whole was very welcoming of the interns. We werent just doing basic intern work, we were fullly intergrated members fo the company.

What I wish was different

I wish we ould have been in person because of COVID, we were forced to be remote, but it was still a great experience.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is to make sure you ask a lot of questions. They love when the interns and other partners are engaged with questions.
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Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

Union Home Mortgage has an amazing company culture. I felt so welcomed and respected. There were many opportunities for interns to learn and grow.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had the opportunity to gain experience in a different department.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is to learn as much as you can and network!
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IT Help Desk Intern

May 2020 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

The internship was extremely professional and welcoming, despite being a completely virtual environment. All departments were very welcoming to each and every intern. This experience had increased my knowledge on the mortgage industry and what the process is for the start of a loan to follow towards completion. The Help Desk allowed me to reach out to partners via multiple communication channels and challenged me with problem solving for mortgage programs. All managers were extremely helpful in answering questions on a day to day basis and gave me external resources to continue my learning within IT and the mortgage business. I shadowed Infrastructure, Innovation and Security and was able to grasp better how each department affects the whole of the company. The planned intern events were always very interactive and allowed me to get more connected with all interns. The recruiting team were always willing to help and brought a positive environment to the internship. I will be continuing throughout the school year with the Help Desk and have extremely enjoyed my time here so far.

What I wish was different

Nothing. The experience was world class despite being virtual

Advice

Always ask questions and show the partners around you the passion you have for the position you are in. Expand your knowledge any chance you get by asking how to learn about a certain program/software/etc.
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Summer 2020 Compliance Intern

May - August 2020 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

The company culture at Union Home Mortgage is unmatched. Interns are tasked with meaningful projects and have the opportunity to interact with Partners at all levels of the company. UHM truly values the interns and the Campus Recruiters go out of their way to make the experience rewarding and fun. Interns are encouraged to shadow different departments, learn about all areas of the business, and find what they are truly passionate about. Summer 2020 was entirely virtual due to COVID-19, but the company sent work-from-home equipment to all 85 interns' homes (two monitors, a laptop, wireless mouse, wireless keyboard, and headset). The internship exceeded all of my expectations!

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask questions and take advantage of the countless opportunities for growth and development!
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Closing Intern

May - August 2020 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

The internship greatly exceeded my expectations! Union Home Mortgage has an excellent company culture, and the people are great! I learned so much about the company and the mortgage industry. I enjoyed working with the other interns, and my supervisors were very helpful and did a great job training me. I got the opportunity to shadow many departments, such as accounting, finance, operations, compliance, and secondary marketing. The campus recruiters did a fantastic job with the internship program, including lots of fun activities and opportunities to learn more about the company. Although my entire internship was virtual, I had a great experience and could not have asked for anything better. I am thankful for being able to gain invaluable experience and work at a great company! I am looking forward to becoming a full-time employee!

What I wish was different

Nothing except COVID

Advice

Ask questions, work hard, learn as much as you can, shadow departments to see what you are interested in, get to know others, and write things down so you will not forget them
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Servicing Intern

May - August 2020 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

The L.E.A.D. internship program at Union Home Mortgage is well developed and allows to students to explore and understand all aspects of a business. I was able to work alongside the servicing oversight team and assist them with real work. The overall program also allowed me to explore different departments of UHM. Interns are encouraged to shadow other departments to help find what they are passionate about. In addition to this, the company culture is very transparent and the senior management held multiple events where interns could ask questions to learn from their experience.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to be in the office with my team but due to COVID-19 the program was virtual. However, the campus recruiting team was still able to make this experience world-class.

Advice

Take full advantage of the meetings with senior management. They are very welcoming to questions and are willing to invest time and effort into the development of the interns.
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Post-Closing Intern

April 2020 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

The greatest thing about Union Home Mortgage is the culture. The partners of UHM want you to succeed no matter what and upper management shows that that they care about their employees and interns. For the internship program specifically they make it very inclusive and fun. Even from our remote setting this summer I felt like I got to interact with partners from my department and other interns as if we were together. Lots of engagement and opportunities to get to know other people and make connections. As for job responsibilities, I was in operations and the biggest key to success is being diligent in your work. Some good qualities that would help you fit in operations would be organization, communication skills and the ability to multitask. The internship program really helped me grow as a young professional and I learned a whole lot about the mortgage industry. I could go on and on about my great experience with UHM, but you should apply and find out for yourself! If you show you care and your working toward a common goal for the betterment of the company you'll fit in well. I received offers to come back in the fall and next May after I graduate!

What I wish was different

Absolutely nothing, but COVID not happening so I could've got to go into the office sooner.

Advice

Listed it all in my first paragraph!
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IT Data Analytics

May - August 2020 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

To begin with, I really enjoyed working as a member of a team at UHM. I was one of 3 interns in the department and along with the full time partners I feel as though we all got along very well and became great friends which really made the internship for me. Although I'm sure this isn't exclusive to my department as everyone I met was so friendly and really enjoyed working for the company. Within my department I was really pleasantly surprised to be given so many actual analytics projects that contributed real value to the company as well as helped the full time partners in their long term projects. As a sophomore in this field it can be difficult to not only find an internship but especially a good one, and I'm so thankful I ended up at UHM. Additionally, I found that I learned quite a bit about both the mortgage industry and how to be a successful analyst. In fact, at the start of the program our department supervisor gave us all sufficient time to become proficient in SAS (as we then used the software throughout the summer) which is a skill I'm certain I will use in many future internships and full time roles.

What I wish was different

The internship was conducted completely virtually, so I wish I had made more of an effort to meet other interns and shadow more departments.

Advice

Sometimes there will be lulls between projects, so make an effort to reach out to senior members of your department and see if there is anything they need help with. So many learning opportunities for me came out of simply being introduced to the other projects that were being worked on in the department and discovering the different ways other partners went about problem solving. As well, I gained more knowledge about different sides of the mortgage industry and the data within it. If you have any questions about UHM or the IT Data Analytics team feel free to reach out to me!
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Data Analytics Intern

May - August 2019 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

UHM is so focused on learning and making sure you do meaningful and important work as an intern

What I wish was different

Advice

Make the most of it, learn everything you can and take advantage of shadowing opportunities
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Software Development Intern

May - August 2019 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

A great learning environment, worked on a real project, and the people I worked with were great.

What I wish was different

Nothing I can think of

Advice

Be open to learning new things.
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Funding Intern

May - August 2019 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

Great company culture, lunch and learns, ice cream trucks and food trucks, fun team building activities, meaningful work, ability to shadow different departments, fun team-building activities.

What I wish was different

I would've liked a more flexible schedule.

Advice

You get a good look into the mortgage banking industry and different careers in this industry.
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Computer Help Desk Specialist

May - August 2019 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed all of the people I worked with. Everyone was very helpful when I asked questions. I also liked that there was constant communication between the IT teams with weekly meetings. This brought everyone in on the same page on what is being worked on. We also had meetings inside each team to talk about issues from the week.

What I wish was different

One thing I would have liked is a project for the IT interns to collectively work on. This would have allowed collaboration between the different teams. I also would have liked to explore the other teams of IT.

Advice

Ask as many questions as possible and take notes on what the answer is because the problem will come up again.
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IT Data Analytics

May - August 2019 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

The internship exceeded all of my expectations! The work that the departments have you do is actually really valuable to the company so you always feel like you are contributing to their success. The entire IT department as well as others were so welcoming to the interns and loved having us around. There are a bunch of shadowing opportunities throughout the company. Along with the work there are a bunch of events that the Campus Recruiters put together for the interns, including scavenger hunts, escape rooms, lunch and learns and more! You never get bored and are always fed!

What I wish was different

Honestly, nothing. If you were bored there was always room to help out different departments!

Advice

Take advantage of the Lunch and Learns and Corporate actives! It makes for a better experience and even better networking opportunities!
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2019 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

I absolutely loved my experience with Union Home Mortgage and their L.E.A.D. Internship program. We were able to get hands-on, applicable experience throughout the summer all while having fun through events, such as food trucks, ice cream trucks, scavenger hunts, bowling, and Lunch & Learns with each department. One of the biggest things the UHM prides itself on is not shielding the interns from the real-life processes, we are here to learn what the industry and positions are like and they allow that to happen.

What I wish was different

Advice

If you're curious about the mortgage industry or you want to get experience in an atmosphere of transparency and knowledge, you should definitely consider the L.E.A.D Internship Program. IF you're unsure about what exactly you are interested in, this internship gives you flexibility across departments through shadowing opportunities and weekly department-specific seminars.
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Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

The work was very meaningful and fully applied to actual operations of the company. There were many opportunities for professional development and your presence at the company is felt immediately. You have unique opportunities to shadow board members from other departments and engage in executive meetings. Aside from this, there are many interactive events outside of work that involve all of the other interns. One of the best aspects of UHM is the company culture, which is very close-knit and lively.

What I wish was different

Overall, it is a world-class internship program!

Advice

Step out of your comfort zone, Get to know interns and full time employees in other departments, and honor the code of conduct.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2018 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

I liked that I was given real work to do.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay had been higher.

Advice

It was a company I had never heard of and the mortgage industry isn't super interesting, but I still had an amazing experience because I loved the work and the people I was working with.
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