Highlighting Hounds – Meffi Herrera

On this week’s Highlighting Hounds blog, we are congratulating Meffi Herrera ‘26 on his successful journey throughout his internship at Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU). What started as a summer 2023 internship, has now expanded to a full-time internship role throughout the academic year. In the blog below, Meffi shares how his role as an Internal Audit intern has helped him apply classroom knowledge to a professional setting.

Meffi Herrera ’26

Describe a typical day as an Internal Audit Intern. What are your day-to-day tasks and responsibilities?  

In my role, I specialize in auditing our branches to ensure they operate effectively and efficiently while meeting all applicable regulatory requirements. I prepare and document findings to support audit conclusions and recommendations, as well as communicate audit findings and recommendations to Internal Audit management in a clear and concise manner.

Have you been involved in any major projects or accomplishments during your internship?

A major project I kickstarted last summer was that I created a SharePoint for the whole Internal Audit department. The SharePoint I created gave a summary of what the internal audit department does, also giving each member of the team a short biography.

What are your career goals? How will this internship help you reach those goals?

My career goal is to one day have my own company. Working for DCU and for Wolf and Company in the summer will help me know learn to manage my future company successfully.

What are your key takeaways from your experience at DCU? What skills have you gained from this internship?

My key takeaway from this experience is learning how banks operate versus a credit union, like DCU. In this internship, I gained computer skills such as increasing my knowledge in Excel.

In addition, this role helped me expand my detail-oriented skills and ability to work in a team; When going to in-person branch audits working with a team is very important whether that is counting the cash from the ATM and vault or making sure all the branch signage is correct.

Why did you apply to this internship? What aspects of the position/company interest you?

I applied for this internship at DCU as I suspected it was going to be very difficult to get an internship at a CPA firm as a Freshman/ Sophomore, so I applied at the bank to be able to get entry-level experience. The aspects of DCU that interest me is that the credit union is always putting its members at the forefront, making the company a good workplace.

How has your Assumption career prepared you for this internship?

My involvement in many clubs and activities at Assumption has opened many opportunities for me. Also, I benefited from attending the Accounting and Finance Career/Internship Fair as I was able to introduce myself to many CPA firms which helped me get my second internship at Wolf and Company.

What advice would you give to a student who wants to participate in an internship?

My advice is that it is never too early to look for internships even as a freshman or a sophomore.

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By Abby Sproles
Abby Sproles Graduate Assistant Career Advisor