Student Testimonials


“The ACE3 program provided me with hands on experience unlike any other course. Working hand in hand with clients and professionals at Old National Bank allowed me to gain knowledge and skills that can translate to many aspects of life. This program prepared me for the business world and showed me what many bankers do on a day to day basis. The value I received from the ACE3 Program was very unique and beneficial for my future.” Elizabeth Day ‘18
“What makes the ACE3 program special is the irreplaceable experience learned outside of a classroom. You can spend a year behind a desk studying from a book and you will not gain the same value as a week spent dealing with real clients and real money.” Jake Gould ‘18
“My experience as a member of the ACE3 Program was unlike any other academic experience I participated in as an undergraduate member of the University. The knowledge I gained, lessons I learned, and relationships I built improved both my professional and personal skills. My understanding of the loan process was radically improved as I worked with clients, filed documentation, and communicated with all the parties involved. All in all, my experience in the program gave me unique skills and experiences in a practical way.” Matthew Childress ‘16
“Due to the ACE3 program, I have learned more about commercial lending in the financial world of banking. I have also learned how to be a better professional in the workplace. This program has also exposed me to many different people and businesses in the Evansville area and the world (Myanmar).” Lydia Heldring ‘14
“Participating in the ACE3 program is one of the most invaluable experiences I've gained during my time at the University of Evansville. The program offers unique insight into the world of banking, as well as a global perspective; whether through working with local women & minority owned businesses, or helping facilitate microloans in Myanmar. Taking advantage of this program has helped me build upon the well-rounded education received at this school, and it will no doubt open doors for my future.” Jana (Jenny) Mikuscova ‘14
“The ACE3 program has allowed me to develop the confidence and knowledge needed to run meetings with real business owners. I could not have received this kind of learning experience from any other internship, and am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this program.” Josh Stauber ‘14


“The Wealth Management Practicum was much more than just a regular class. My colleagues and I were able to act as real investment advisors that invested client's money. The in-depth discussions about the market and individual companies were something you couldn't get in a regular investment class. Being able to present to clients what we have been doing and about the market's movements has been something that most finance majors can't get until they are already on the job. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in investing as a potential future career.” Riley Shanks ‘18
“The Wealth Management Practicum offered me the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of the finance industry. Being able to manage a portfolio and using my own judgment to make decisions, gave me the real-life exposure. I was able to do research of many companies and industries where I recognized valuable and relevant information for the analysis. This helped me understand and learn how to read an annual/quarterly report, which provided me the skill of paying attention to important details and how they impact the valuation and analysis. I had multiple benefits from this program some including great mentors as Nathan Wincklepeck and Dr. Alhenawi, feedback from our investors after our presentations, and more confidence.” Carmen Rojas ‘16

Farm Credit Mid-America

“The University of Evansville Leadership Program with Farm Credit Mid-America not only gave me the opportunity to be exposed to high-level executive leaders but also the chance to look in-depth into my own strengths and areas of interest. Throughout this five-day experience, I was able to bring my last three years of college classes into real-world cases; thoroughly understanding the operations of a lending business and the impact of bottom to upper level decisions.” Willian Mallmann ‘18
“The fellowship program with Farm Credit Mid-America is an opportunity to get a one week crash course in a side of the business world you can't see in class. It was a wonderful experience being able to tie in everything I have learned in finance, accounting, and management from executive leaders to loan officers out in the field. I am so honored to have learned from one of Kentucky's Best Places to Work. You'll learn a lot about who they are, but also a lot about who you are in the process.” Rachel Ray ‘15
“This was a worthwhile program that put me right into the world of finance. FCMA challenged me to not only use my finance knowledge, but to take into consideration the ideas that were taught to my group during our visits to their locations. Since the case study given to us was an actual loan decision FCMA had to make, we were able to see if our work on the case aligned with the work FCMA had previously done and allowed us to ultimately show what we learned through the program.” Stephanie Hunt ‘19

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