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Meet Stephanie Schantell, Nelnet Business Solutions Finance Intern

February 6, 2014

SchantellNelnet gives students the opportunity to gain hands on experience in their field of study through our internship program. I’ve been with Nelnet for a little over four months, and I have already learned more about the financial aid world than I ever could have imagined.

Stephanie Schantell is another intern in our Lincoln, Nebraska office. She has been an Accounting/Finance Intern for Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) for the last eight months. Stephanie attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a junior finance major, with minors in accounting and mathematics.

NBS provides campus commerce services for approximately 750 campuses. This includes automated billing and payment processing, actively managed tuition payment plans, campus-wide commerce management, cashiering, and student refunds.

I had the opportunity to ask Stephanie a few questions and learn more about her:

  • What aspect of being an intern at Nelnet do you most enjoy?

I think being an intern at Nelnet will lead to many great opportunities, and I really enjoy the people I work with. I have learned a lot so far, and I am looking forward to learning more. I thought Nelnet only provided student loan servicing. I had no idea that they provide other education planning and  financing services, such as payment plans and commerce management.

  • What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Apart from being an intern, I am in a sorority on campus, which keeps me involved and very busy. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies and spending time with my friends.

  • What do you want to do after college?

I’d like to stay in Lincoln after I graduate college and continue to grow my network. I enjoy the career path I am going down, and I want to continue to work in the Finance and Accounting field.

  • What financial literacy topics do you think are most pressing to students your age?

For college students, financial aid seems to be a pressing issue. College is becoming increasingly more expensive each year, which is why the topic of scholarships and student loans is an important subject with college-aged students.

Megan Freese, Communications Intern

Megan Freese, Communications Intern

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