Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Interested in both law and business as careers in high school.
Picked a college with a strong business degree program as a way towards law school.
Went to law school and decided its not for me.
Talked to a neighbor who was in banking and applied for a management training program job.
Worked my way up from management trainee to Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President.

Career

Branch Manager & A.V.P.

Lead a team of bankers in assisting our customers to meet their financial needs.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Education
Helping People

Day to Day

Start the day with a huddle to organize our efforts towards meeting the day's goals as a group and individually. Then meeting with customers to talk about their needs and how we can help them. Also, coaching staff on their progress towards their individual development goals. Lastly, reviewing the work being done to make sure that we are complying with all of the company and legal rules that have to be followed in our daily activities.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Speak to your guidance counselor to see what colleges that offer a business degree you can look at, to see "what's out there". Go into a couple of your local bank branch offices to speak with the branch manager about how they got to that position in their company. At that time, also ask about any programs that the company has for a student interested in going into banking because they might have internships available. Always remember - If you don't ask, they can't say YES.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You're out of your mind to give up law school, you don't know what you're doing. After all that work, are you kidding?"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student