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Aug 06, 2013

The Nashville Campus recently awarded a Distinguished Community Employer plaque to Primeritus Financial Services, Inc., a financial management company providing service in areas of automotive finance collections, skip tracing, recovery and remarketing operations. Primeritus Financial Services, Inc., has been instrumental in hiring current students and graduates and has agreed to be an externship site for students enrolled in the campus’s accounting program, so that they can get practical experience in a real financial setting.

Graduate Rachel Gonzales was hired by Primeritus as a collections representative in February 2013 and was promoted to accounts receivable clerk in May, 2013, preceding the commencement ceremony. Rachel said, “I love my job! Everything I learned in the accounting classes at National College is what I’m doing on a daily basis. This was a great career choice for me. I am happy that Mrs. McCall pushed and challenged me to step out of my comfort zone. I would not have this job if she would not have cheered for me on the sidelines.”

Natasha Dowell, human resources director at Primeritus Financial Services, explained that they are seeking a high caliber of account representatives who are trained in accounting, customer service, and have a good work ethic. Since National has teamed up with Primeritus, doors have opened for the accounting students of the middle Tennessee campuses—Madison and Nashville—to complete externship hours in a “real-world” financial setting.  This connection has blossomed into a good match for the college, the students, and Primeritus Financial Service. Dowell said that the chances of National students finding jobs through Primeritus are greater if they have had a positive experience as an extern and a recommendation from Terri McCall, career center director.

Career center director, Terri J. Davis McCall (l), presents the Distinguished Community Employer award to Natasha Dowell, human resources director and Justin Conners (r) general manager of Primeritus Financial Services, Inc.)

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