2024 Parkside Interns

Meet the Parkside Interns!
We are thrilled to welcome Lexi Kossmann, Andrew Singer, Caitlin Williams, and Evan Yalavarthi to our team this summer! Continue reading to learn more about each of our interns.
University of Kansas

Lexi is a rising junior at the University of Kansas studying Finance with a Certificate in Banking. She is a part of the University’s honors program and holds a 3.85 GPA. Lexi started college with 32 credit hours from high school, putting her a full grade ahead. She currently works on campus as an Events Student Assistant in the school of business. She is also a part of the Business Leadership Program, Delta Sigma Pi (business fraternity), Women in Finance Club and Women in Business Club. Although Lexi does not have any previous working experience in the finance world, she has worked as a nanny the last 3 years showing her responsible and caring side.
University of Chicago

Andrew is a rising junior at the University of Chicago majoring in Economics. He currently holds at 3.77 GPA and graduated high school with a 4.54. Andrew has many different areas of involvement; he will be the Treasurer of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, beginning in 2024 and was the President of the Apricus Society where he helped grow a network for high school students and alumni interested in business careers from 13 members to over 40. He is a member of Students for Life in Chicago where he volunteers at various adoption and pregnancy centers and assists with donations and fundraisers. Andrew completed a past internship at American Bank of Missouri as a Teller.

Caitlin Williams
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Caitlin is a rising senior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is currently studying Finance and Real Estate. The past year she was the Finance Director of her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. She is also involved in the Women in Finance & Accounting Club and Capital Management Club on campus. The summer of 2022 Caitlin completed an internship at Vista Finance, LLC and last summer she was a Finance Operations Intern at Centene Corporation working on data analysis. Caitlin will also be studying business abroad next semester in Barcelona by helping with a startup company.

Evan Yalavarthi
University of Notre Dame

Evan is a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame majoring in Finance. Evan currently holds a 3.97 GPA (and received a 35 on his ACT!). He is currently involved in the Student International Business Counsel at his school where he successfully completed two separate projects for Citi Group and Lincoln Financial. He is also a part of the Jubilee Initiative for Financial Inclusion (JIFFI) where he collaborates with the loan team to contact clients and assess risk to provide microcredit loans at low interest rates to individuals in the South Bend, Indiana area. Evan has also participated in quite a bit of volunteer work, including the Beacon Hospital in Indiana, Hope Hospice in St. Louis, and was a participant last summer in the ND Bridge Claver House Service Program in St. Louis.

An Uncommon Internship

Parkside's rotational internship program provides interns with valuable skills and knowledge - personal and professional - and the opportunity to experience the unique culture of Parkside directly from our senior level executives, through client meetings, social events, and team bonding.

Parkside Financial Bank & Trust is a privately held institution with a uniquely fresh perspective on banking, commercial lending, trust, and family office services–one focused on creating unparalleled simplicity in today’s increasingly complex financial environment.