Finance, Corporate Banking
B.S., Economics and Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara
What are your responsibilities at Wells Fargo?
I work in consolidations for the Corporate Banking Finance team. I gather data from the different lines of business within Corporate Banking and generate reports that provide insight on how our businesses are performing and where we see them going in the future.
Why did you choose to work at Wells Fargo?
While researching my university’s career website and other corporate websites for summer internships in finance, I discovered Wells Fargo’s Leadership Pipeline Program. The three-month summer internship allowed me to experience life as a Wells Fargo team member, and I was hooked. I applied for the full-year Leadership Pipeline Program and was selected to return after completing my final year at UCSB.
Why is Wells Fargo a good place to start your career?
Wells Fargo supports team members as a competitive advantage. The company provides a range of tools and resources to help team members develop and flourish personally and professionally. The skills and experience I will gain here at Wells Fargo will benefit me well into the future.
What do you think makes someone successful at Wells Fargo?
To be successful at Wells Fargo, you must always strive to learn and improve. Wells Fargo provides the tools you need, but it is up to you to use them. You can take a course on something new in the Learning Center or join a Toastmasters club to develop your leadership and presentation skills. With a company as large as Wells Fargo, there is always something new you can learn and a position you have not tried.
What skills are crucial in your job?
My job requires that I have an extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. I use the program to pull data from our financial database, generate charts and graphs, and construct detailed reports for the lines of business in Corporate Banking. As part of my job, I must reach out to various groups to collect the information I need for my reports. It is crucial that I remain organized to keep track of all the material I gather.
What do you love about your job?
One thing that I love about my job is the team I have the privilege of working with. Although I am new to my position, they have all rallied to help me learn about my role and the businesses we support. They dedicate time to meet with me one-on-one to explain how we generate specific reports and how this information will help the lines of business.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
The most challenging part of my job is staying focused on my role in Finance. As part of the Leadership Pipeline Program, we are exposed to numerous individuals from all departments who provide insight on the different career tracks that are possible within the company. We also are given the opportunity to hear about some of the organizations within Wells Fargo, such as the Young Professionals Network and Toastmasters. There is much we can do here outside of our day-to-day jobs, and I am looking forward to exploring all that Wells Fargo has to offer.
What is the best thing about living and working in your city?
San Francisco is a wonderful city. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and have been visiting the city since I was little. I appreciate the energy and diversity of the city. Although I attended college in Southern California, I always knew that I would return to Northern California. The Financial District is a hub of activity, and everything you need is within walking distance. I commute into the city on the ferry every day and see some of the most amazing views on my way to work. I feel fortunate to be part of this dynamic city by the Bay.
What would you do if you weren't working at Wells Fargo?
I would attend graduate school for economics. Before I was selected for my LPP position, I considered moving to England or Ireland for schooling and spending a few years abroad before coming back to San Francisco.
What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
In my free time, I like to volunteer in my local community. I am working with the nonprofit Soroptimist International to help educate and empower women and girls in San Francisco. We provide grants to several organizations and scholarships for young girls who are hoping to attend college. There is always something we can do to help those in need in our communities. I am looking forward to seeing how our scholarship winners succeed in their college careers.