Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Started in the health care field in college, but found out in nursing school that I didn't like it.
I knew that I loved helping people and a classmate of mine told me to apply to the bank and I did.
I started as a part-time teller and quickly realized that I hit the jackpot because this was my calling.
Within 3 months I became full-time Teller, then a Lead Teller 7 months after.
I continued with my success and became a Relationship Banker within a year and a half. A year and a half after that I became an Associate Branch Manager.
Within a year and a half I became a Branch Manager and have been with the same company for 7 1/2 years.

Career

Branch Manager

Manage the day to day activities within my branch, coaching, inspiring, and motivating my partners.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

I start the day at 8:00 A.M., perform opening process, get staff equipped for the day by doing a huddle, check emails throughout day, participate in conference calls, coach my associates, complete reports, interact with my clients, and finish the day at 6:00 P.M.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Be sure to know exactly what you want, plan your career path, know how far you want to go in this field, and work hard to achieve your goals and dreams.

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 wont be anything in life." "You will be a statistic and be a high school drop out."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student