When I was studying math and economics in college, I didn’t expect to someday work in a large bank in a towering skyscraper.
While I was in school, I worked in the administration office answering the phones.
It was my most significant job position after being a barista in high school. But things continued to improve from that point moving forward. I finished college with a high GPA, then I landed a new job following graduation. A financial law firm was looking for someone to do data entry in the early morning hours for associates of the practice. This position gave me the most amount of on the job experience I had ever had up to that point. Processing money transfers everyday is likely what gave me the training necessary to work for a large bank. I enjoyed my data entry position, but I started to wonder if I could become a banking teller. I worked with them every week when I walked over to their location with all of the signed paychecks ready for processing. My foot was already in the door of the banking world, so I decided to take another step forward. I saw an opening for a teller and worked that job for five years before the branch had to fold. Thankfully, I had a stellar work record and was given a fantastic recommendation letter for a new job. The position I found in two states over offered to pay for my travel and my short term accommodations. While we both decided whether or not I’m the right fit for the position, the bank is paying for a monthly furnished apartment for me to live in. I don’t have to take a single financial risk, and if I’m successful I’ll have the best job I could have ever hoped for when I was younger.