My road in life took a while to figure out.
Wanted to be in a medical career, so got my nurse assistant degree summer of 10th grade.
Hurt my back in a bad accident; moved up to front office of nursing home.
Applied for an accounting manager job, totally under-qualified, got an interview.
I got the job and two days later found out I was going to be laid off with a bank merger.
Stuck out that job and through a retain program, moved into corporate office as a secretary.
Moved up within that company based on hard work and willingness to learn.


Senior Manager, Compliance

Review loans booked by the company to see if they are helping the communities they serve.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I go into my home office and check / respond to email. I then go into our BBE system which contains the loans, grants and volunteer services that need reviewed. I typically second level / finalize others activities that they have reviewed and make any corrections necessary prior to finalizing them. I do a lot of organizing, planning and coordinating to ensure all 10 team members are actively engaged and am continually checking the workload to ensure it is spread evenly across the team.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Computer skills and writing are essential. I also took transcription classes where I learned how to type what others are saying, this has allowed me to take good notes in meetings which is how I got my first banking job as a secretary to the CEO. I was able to learn how to deal with Senior Management in this valuable position, which opened up many doors to my career.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You won't be able to be successful in banking without a degree."