Monthly Archives: July 2012

BrightStar Summer Interns!

We have several shining stars (high school interns) with us this summer at the Credit Union, and we’re excited to tell you about them.  Each intern is studying finance at their school, and their internship at BrightStar is helping them complete their course work.  We’re proud to have them as part of our team!


Colton B. 

  • School: Western High School
  • Random Fact: I love Cars, Fishing, and Graphics Design
  • What I’m excited to learn about during my summer here: I am excited to learn how about Credit Union works as well as learn about the different services offered. I am also hoping to learn about the financial business world.

Jared T.

  • School:J.P.Taravella
  • Random Fact: I love DECA (DECA is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and other business related skills.).
  • What I’m excited to learn about during my summer here: How the credit union works behind the counter

Joel S.

  • School:Western High School
  • Random Fact: Out of all three of my brothers I am the shortest one.
  • What I’m excited to learn about during my summer here: I’m excited to learn how the EFT department really works. I would cherish learning more about how the credit cards, the debit cards, and the checks work. Also I would enjoy experiencing the transactions that occur on a daily basis. Plus it would be wonderful to gain knowledge about credit history and how to acquire a better credit score.

Andrew T.

  • School: Western High School
  • Random Fact:Only 2% of the ocean has ever been explored
  • What I’m excited to learn about during my summer here: I would really like to learn about how financial institutions work so that I can gain a better understanding of how businesses work as well.


BrightStar University Recognized by

BrightStar University

BrightStar Credit Union’s financial literacy website, BrightStar University, was recently named a top pick for “Best Multimedia Collection” by

BrightStar University offers a variety of free resources, lessons, curricula, games, podcasts and more—all designed to help improve your financial knowledge.  The site is divided into age groups with handy tools for kids, middle schools students, high school students, college students, adults, parents and teachers, and  also information in Spanish.

“Credit unions are great for free checking and loans, of course, but many people don’t realize that they’re also an excellent resource for financial literacy,” says Laura Edgar, NerdWallet’s credit union specialist. “We really liked BrightStar University because it has a large collection of articles, games and videos for all age groups. It’s also very easy to access. All you have to do is go online.”

We’re honored to be featured on the NerdWallet blog. Be sure to visit BrightStar University the next time you need to brush up on your money smarts., a personal finance website committed to promoting financial literacy and spreading the word about consumer-friendly banking.