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Next Generation Bankers Academy

You don’t have to leave Pennsylvania for a career in finance!
The Next Generation Bankers Academy is an intense, one-week experiential learning experience for college students interested in understanding more about careers in the financial services industry or government oversight. Learning modules on site at multiple banks provides real world application for students.  Working with executives and managers of community banks, the Department of Banking and Securities, FDIC (invited), the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (invited), and others, participants will get hands-on training and learn what  happens behind the scenes at a community bank.

Attending the Next Generation Bankers Academy is a great  opportunity to prepare for an internship and, ultimately, a career in banking or bank supervision.

  August 13-17, 2018 

Harrisburg, PA

Who Should Apply?

The Next Generation Bankers Academy is designed for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors with an interest in banking, finance, technology, community and economic development, or marketing. You must either attend a Pennsylvania four-year college/university or be a resident of Pennsylvania.

Applicants with at least a 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply, but grades will not be the sole criterion for selection.

Admission to the Next Generation Bankers Academy is competitive. There is no cost to apply and admission to the program is free of charge.   

Note: This session has been filled!  If you are interested in this program for next summer's session, please contact Policy Director Tim Arthun.

Why the Next Generation Bankers Academy?

Succession planning is an area of intense focus for both banks and bank regulators. As senior executives and career employees approach retirement, banks and regulators are rising to meet the challenge of maintaining “bench strength” with the next generation of leaders, to ensure continuity of institutional knowledge and professional excellence. Early exposure to financial services and regulatory work through the Next Generation Bankers Academy is intended to get you interested in a career path that intersects with our work.

Students will have an exclusive opportunity to learn from and network with community bank presidents and senior managers.

The Next Generation Bankers Academy is a collaborative offering  from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers.