Municipals Trading, Sales & Trading, Wells Fargo Securities
B.B.A., Finance, Information Systems, and Operations Management, Emory University
Why is WFS a good place to start your career?
Wells Fargo Securities (WFS) is growing, and where there is growth, there is opportunity. The opportunities for junior talent at Wells Fargo are extensive and unmatched by our competitors. Senior management will give you as much responsibility as you can handle, regardless of corporate title. WFS promotes an inclusive culture that fosters growth and development of talent. People here want to see you succeed and do well. Your opinion matters. Even as a new analyst with little knowledge of the business, coworkers respect your fresh perspective.
What do you wish you had known when going through campus recruiting?
Network, network, network. If you’ve heard this advice once, you’ve heard it 100 times. Early in your career, remember that by networking you’re asking people to put their reputation on the line when they recommend you for a position. Give someone a reason to fight for your opportunity at Wells Fargo. It never hurts to ask someone to grab a coffee or walk to lunch; the worst thing they can say is “no.” The more people you know the better. You never know when someone in another group will be able to help you.
What do you love about your job?
The people. I don’t think I realized how important this would be in my first job. When you work for people that you like, you want to do well. You want to do excellent work so that your team looks good. The people I work for have encouraged me to challenge myself and trust my own judgment, and have taught me how to be successful in my role.
How valuable are team networks?
I participate in Government and Institutional Banking’s (GIB) Diversity and Engagement Council (DEC) and the Women’s Network. The networking opportunities are invaluable. Through these organizations I have met senior leaders and colleagues in different parts of our financial institution, and I have learned about different lines of business. GIB DEC gave me the opportunity to be a part of the recruitment committee. I was able to work on an initiative to start a summer internship program for sophomores, who WFS previously did not hire. The pilot GIB Sophomore Analyst Program began in summer of 2014 and enabled me to work on something totally different from my daily duties as an analyst.
What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I am active and social. I like to spend time outdoors, with friends, and working out. If I can figure out a way to do all three at once, that’s even better.
Wells Fargo Securities is the trade name for the capital markets and investment banking services of Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries, including but not limited to Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, a member of NYSE, FINRA, NFA and SIPC, Wells Fargo Institutional Securities, LLC, a member of FINRA and SIPC, Wells Fargo Prime Services, LLC, a member of FINRA, NFA and SIPC, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC carries and provides clearing services for Wells Fargo Institutional Securities, LLC customer accounts. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo Institutional Securities, LLC, and Wells Fargo Prime Services, LLC are distinct entities from affiliated banks and thrifts.