Kennedy Yeager—Studying Political Economics with a concentration in Finance at Barnard College at Columbia University, Kennedy monitors the legals in-box to fulfill tax and legal requests, enters lender title orders into Qualia, sends out lender requirements, and is involved in other special projects, as necessary. Pleasantly surprised by the amount of responsibility she has been given as an intern with Ohio Real Title, Kennedy says “I can always see the tasks that I do making a difference for the rest of the service team and that is something really rewarding that I wasn’t expecting!”
She is taking advantage of the opportunity to learn about the title and real estate industries, and hopes to be able to apply that knowledge to future courses at Barnard. Not surprisingly, Kennedy’s favorite thing about working at Ohio Real Title is the people — “Everyone I’ve met has been so funny, kind, fun to be around, and excited to help me learn new things!”
In her free time, Kennedy listens to the new Jonas Brothers album Happiness Begins, and is looking forward to starting the book Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language. As a cheerleader for Columbia University, Kennedy also is spending time at the yoga studio and gymnastics gym to prepare for the upcoming season. Oh, and she is learning to knit too!
Kennedy’s words to live by are “you gotta commit”. While she says it is a mentality that has gotten her in trouble a few times, “I like the idea of always giving everything your all and that once you start something you finish it.”
Sydney Harper—A student at Vanderbilt University, Sydney is studying Economics and International Business, and is working as a Human Resources intern for Ohio Real Title. In this role, she assists with administrative tasks and spends a lot of time on Paycor, entering information needed to ensure that the system is up to date.
Sydney notes that “Ohio Real Title is the perfect place to hone my skills and apply the information I learned in the classroom to my daily work. I hope to gain a better sense of the daily operations within a local company and figure out what the HR field is really about.” Pleasantly surprised by the warmth and friendliness of the whole staff, Sydney truly appreciates that her work is actually helpful to the staff and goes a long way towards making their days easier.
When she is not working, Sydney enjoys clothes and fashion. She says she spends “countless hours” online shopping, and also enjoys hanging out with friends by trying new restaurants and exploring different parts of Cleveland. A real estate fanatic, she visits Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and Houzz daily, and frequents open houses on Sundays.
Sydney’s words to live by are “go where you are celebrated, not tolerated”— this reminds her to recognize and acknowledge her self-worth while surrounding herself with people who do the same. “Instead of trying to please others, I have been inspired to always truly be myself.”
Katlyn Baron–An intern in the Ohio Real Title Accounting Department, Katlyn is studying accounting and Spanish at Case Western Reserve University. Her day-to-day activities include preparing the checks to pay the final water bills for each property, subtracting service fees from escrow accounts, and contacting customers about unclaimed funds; she also assists the escrow agents in monitoring emails, printing title insurance commitments, and ordering surveys on properties.
Interested in learning about the “real” world of escrow accounting, and how it differs from what she has learned in school, Katlyn hopes to gain a better understanding of what it’s like to work in accounting, in house at a company, as opposed to at a large accounting firm. She says, ”The people are really amazing; everyone has made me feel so welcome here and given me support as I continue to learn. I feel like I can ask as many questions as I need to without judgement. I look forward to coming to work everyday!”
In her free time, Katlyn enjoys being outside and exploring new places to watch the sunset, and her favorite spot this summer is at North Chagrin MetroPark. She also is involved with the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning where she volunteers at different nonprofit organizations and arranges events for CWRU students to learn more about Cleveland.
Katlyn’s words to live by are “Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.” This reminds her to do what she knows is right, even if it means going against the grain.
Daria Kochis – Looking forward to graduation next Spring from Ashland University, Daria is studying mathematics, with minors in computer science and music. This summer she is interning at the Ohio Real Title North Ridgeville office, and is responsible for putting together new orders, scanning filed orders, filling out conveyance forms, and putting together loan packages.
Seeking experience in a fast-paced office environment, Daria finds it interesting how many aspects of her mathematics studies appear in her work in escrow, and is enjoying learning about the real estate industry as a whole. She is particularly enjoying her co-workers, and says “I’m surprised at how dynamic and energetic the office can be! All of my co-workers seem like fun and outstanding people, and have made me feel like part of the family since I first started here in May.”
She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, usually playing board games and video games. She is always on the lookout for new experiences, trying new stores and restaurants, and finding new games that she can play with others. She says that she tries to “live by always being kind to others, and being as understanding as possible to other thoughts and experiences.”