Amerant Bank Partners With Miami Dade College to Provide Student Growth and Career Development Programs

Amerant Bank recently partnered with Miami Dade College (MDC) to enhance the school’s internship program by offering students professional experiences and future full-time opportunities. The partnership will enable local college students to grow and gain work experience to excel in their careers.

“Miami Dade College plays a vital role in educating our college students in South Florida, and through our new partnership, we are able to help further enrich students’ lives by helping them grow in their career paths,” Jerry Plush says, Chairman and CEO of Amerant Bank. “We will be proud to see many of these students ultimately become permanent members of our growing team.”

To expand upon MDC’s Immersive Internship Program and Personal Banking Apprenticeship program, Amerant Bank will host five interns and five apprentices from MDC that meet specific criteria. The partnership involves Amerant’s IMPACT initiative, which was recently rebranded to encompass the bank’s efforts related to its impact on environmental, social and governance matters. One of the initiative’s goals entails helping cultivate local students seeking careers in various industries to gain real-life and tangible work experiences.

“We are thrilled to partner with Amerant Bank to create new internship opportunities for our students,” Madeline Pumariega says, president of MDC. “Amerant’s programs will help our students gain essential hands-on experience while providing the skills they need to succeed. We look forward to working with Amerant Bank to continue our mission of training the future workforce.”

Amerant’s latest internship offerings include:

The Immersive Internship Program involves a partnership with MDC’s School of Engineering, Technology, and Design program. This one-year program will allow students to obtain real work experience in data analytics while completing their senior year. Interns in this program are considered full-time team members and will have access to the same benefits as full-time staff. Program students will work alongside the bank’s Chief Digital Officer to implement bank-wide digital solutions. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to transfer to a full-time position at the bank.

The Personal Banking Apprenticeship Program will have apprentices working alongside relationship and market managers in Amerant’s banking centers. Apprentices will gain the skills needed to become banking specialists. Those who complete this program will be considered to have ample experience in their field amongst peers and will have the opportunity to transfer to a full-time position at the bank.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.