Heart of Housing Archive
August 14, 2019
Two more Fannie Mae interns share their summer experiences in the Human Resources and Single-Family Customer Engagement Technology Digital Products divisions at the company.
Learn about the opportunities offered during their time with Fannie Mae and the key takeaways they will bring with them as they embark on their future careers.
August 8, 2019
Each summer, interns from across the country arrive at Fannie Mae to obtain real-world experience in the business environment. What they bring to the table and the company is truly valued and we are honored to be a starting point for these aspiring professionals, whether they land careers in the mortgage finance industry or in any other sector.
Here are testimonials and experiences of a few the interns who contributed so much to Fannie Mae during the summer of 2019.
June 27, 2019
by Amanda Benton
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. This time of year, I reflect on how proud I am to work for a company that embraces diversity and allows me to be an ally both in and out of the workplace.
Through Fannie Mae's Live Openly Employee Resource Group (ERG), I'm able to promote being an Ally in the workplace.
February 26, 2019
by Lucy Elliott
Director of Project Management, Technology Business Management
A little more than three years ago, Fannie Mae entered into a partnership with the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC), and I believe, it has made a lasting impact on both of our organizations.
January 24, 2019
by Brittany Maffett
Fannie Mae believes that providing volunteer opportunities to eligible employees strengthens communities and engages employees in a meaningful and impactful way.
Through our SERVE (Serving, Engaged, and Ready to Volunteer Employees) program, eligible employees are permitted to use volunteer leave each year in support of relief work related to any federally declared disaster or emergency.
December 26, 2018
by Kylee Nisker
Technology Analyst, Fannie Mae Associate Program
The Associates Program at Fannie Mae is what attracted me to begin my technical career in the financial services industry. As a Technology Analyst, the program offers an entry level associate experience working with different types of technology in many diverse divisions and teams throughout the company.
November 9, 2018
by Bill Loeffert
Vice President – Securitization Technology
Every October, Fannie Mae joins many other organizations in the disability and business communities by participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
At Fannie Mae, we strive to create an inclusive community that fosters an open and supportive working environment that meets the goal of "empowering all."
September 24, 2018
by Jose Mingorance
Director of Technology, Capital Markets Technology, COO
At Fannie Mae, we strongly believe that Diversity and Inclusion are fundamental as to who we are, how we work, and our vision of being America's most valued housing partner. This belief is core to our talent lifecycle, recruiting strategy and initiatives.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are one of the key enablers of our D&I strategy.
August 24, 2018
by Cat Johnson
Campus Recruiting Project Analyst
Last week, we shared part one of "Creating a Summer to Remember for Fannie Mae Interns." Read more stories from our Summer 2018 interns as they shared their experiences interning with Fannie Mae!
August 17, 2018
by Cat Johnson
Campus Recruiting Project Analyst
Ensuring our interns truly experience the culture and career opportunities available at Fannie Mae is important to us.
Each year, we ask our interns to share stories about how they spent their summer. Read about some of the roles and adventures that they experienced during their ten week internships.
July 27, 2018
by Christina Caldwell
Communications & Marketing Specialist
When interviewing for my current position at Fannie Mae, I was told by a future colleague to ask myself three things about my ideal workplace: Do I believe in the mission of the company? Would I find the work personally fulfilling? Would I be challenging myself as a professional?
June 22, 2018
by Margie Perscheid
Project Manager, SF Digital Products Operations
Fannie Mae is a proud ally of the LGBTQ community.
May 23, 2018
by Renee Schultz
Senior Vice President for Capital Markets
I'm ... incredibly proud that Fannie Mae is a diverse and inclusive organization that gives us the platform to celebrate women, while naturally debunking common industry myths around careers in financial services.
April 9, 2018
by James Moore
Loan Servicing Spec III, Single-Family Credit Operations
Every year it sparks a renewed interest to hear from our community and its leaders, serve our community, elevate our members, and celebrate our rich heritage. Our theme for 2018's activities was "Making History Today."
January 26, 2018
by Daphane Womack
Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, Office of Operations & Technology
Fannie Mae's Office of Diversity and Inclusion often references the motto, "Inclusion is the way we do business." In an effort to fully embrace that value, our Operations and Technology team conceptualized and implemented the Operations and Technology Diversity and Inclusion Program in 2014.
Solving for diversity and inclusion is a long term investment, and it requires commitment.
December 28, 2017
by Lucy Elliott
Director, Capital Markets Technology
The Hispanic Employee Resource Group (HERG) celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month this past October with a robust and engaging line up of events for employees. Our goal is to expose Fannie Mae to positive and impressive role models in the Hispanic community.
October 27, 2017
by Chantal Spraggins
Finance Project Manager, Capital Markets
The Women's Employee Resource Group (WERG) mentorship program at Fannie Mae was conceptualized in November 2016. We quickly realized that our company's focus on financial technology aligned with Science Engineering Technology and Math (STEM). Given the multidimensional value of mentoring, we called upon members of WERG to share how being a mentor has affected their lives.
September 1, 2017
by Jenny Luecking
Read the rest of the stories Fannie Mae interns shared about what they found most valuable during their internship with the company in the second part of our series.
August 25, 2017
by Jenny Luecking
This summer, Fannie Mae hosted approximately 75 interns in various divisions across the company. We asked our 2017 summer interns to tell us a little about what they found most valuable during their internship, and they had some great stories to share!
June 30, 2017
by Holly Mokracek
Human Resources Project Analyst
Started in 2012, 7 Days to SERVE is a weeklong volunteering event that gives all employees the opportunity to volunteer with non-profit organizations. Employees partner with organizations such as homeless shelter kitchens, parks, youth mentoring programs, and daycares in low-income neighborhoods.
June 16, 2017
by Renee Schultz and Tujuanna Williams
SVP for Capital Markets; VP and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
At Fannie Mae, we see the month of June as a time to re-engage our commitment to fostering a more inclusive environment. And as the Executive Sponsor for Live Openly and the Chief Diversity Officer, we are excited that this year's pride month has provided an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and the inclusion of the LGBTQ community within the walls of Fannie Mae.
May 1, 2017
by Tracy Stephan
Director, Enterprise Innovation Team
At Fannie Mae, we work hard every day to bring new, innovative solutions to the housing market, and we encourage our employees to challenge the company to adopt breakthrough ideas and solutions. That’s why we recently participated in two hackathons.
April 7, 2017
by Brian McQuaid
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Wonder what it’s like to work for a large financial services company? Brian McQuaid, Fannie Mae’s Chief Human Resources Officer, paints a picture of the dynamic, diverse, and multigenerational workforce powering today's housing finance industry. Find out how his team supports employees and Fannie Mae's vision to be America's most valued housing partner.