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Nicole Connell Clarke

Nicole Connell Clarke

Capital One

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Nicole's work combines: Business, Education, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Branch Manager

I support the personal growth of my team and inspire them to make a difference in the lives of our company.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Julia Richman

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Mercy College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Financial Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Almost dropped out of High School because I was pregnant.

  • 2.

    Worked many different types of retail jobs.

  • 3.

    I wanted to provide a better life for my daughter.

  • 4.

    Got a part-time Job as a teller.

  • 5.

    One of my customers became my Mentor. She would inspire me to continue my education.

  • 6.

    I earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Management.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    Having a child at this age will ruin your life.

  • How I responded:

    I never silenced the "noise". Every time I wanted to give up or thought I couldn't do something, I used the "noise" as a way to propel myself past my doubt and fears. I continue to believe in myself when others didn't.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I was a single mom at 19 years old with a desire to go to college working in a financial industry. I went to a college advisor and took financial literacy courses to help. I learned how to manage my money and what resources were available to me. I made a lot of sacrifices because my education was very important to me.