Options for Anything
By Jim Biros | Photo by Greg Dahl
The name alone conjures up thoughts of pencil-pushing, number crunchers, and,
face it – yawns. But how about real jobs in finance? What about a program with a
100 percent placement rate and graduates with good starting salaries … now does
that catch your attention?
financial uncertainty across the globe, many are waking up to the tremendous
benefits a degree in finance can provide.
wanted a broad degree that gave me options of career paths to choose from,” says
Aubre Snider, a graduate of WITC-Rice Lake’s finance program. “I wanted to go
into business management, and thought the finance program was a broad business
degree that I could do a lot with.”
Snider, a compliance officer with Cumberland Federal Bank, that knowledge has
the finance program,” she says. “There was such a variety of classes from
accounting, personal finance, money and banking, business, computers and more
that always made learning interesting.”
basics of accounting, to learning computer software and even psychology, the
program strives to prepare graduates for any situation they may encounter.
program prepared me for a job by having classes that were pertinent to the
specific program,” Snider says. “We had classes that were designed to prepare me
to get and keep a job. We practiced mock interviews, dinner interview etiquette,
preparing a resume and portfolio and much more. This type of learning prepared
me to start my career from the moment I graduated.”
wide range of studies, graduates of the program are better able to quickly enter
the job market. At Cumberland Federal Bank, Snider’s duties include everything
from performing IT duties, to conducting internal audits, helping to train staff
and overseeing all compliance functions throughout the bank.
hopes to become a part of senior management and help Cumberland Federal Bank
grow. She would even welcome the opportunity to manage or teach compliance and
perform internal auditing.
that my job always offers something new,” Snider says. “I always have something
to do and am always learning new things. I am treated with respect from my
coworkers and I feel appreciated throughout the organization. I am always given
the opportunity to grow in my career.”
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