“I initially learned about MEDA and the Bank Teller program through a brief presentation in my Accounting class last semester. I was automatically interested due to the flexibility MEDA’s Olivia Quinoñez, who runs the program, showed to student schedules. Upon attending the program, we learned about the bank field and different vocabulary, regulations and customer service techniques to help us excel in the banking industry. In addition, we learned skills that impacted our interviewing skills, polished our resumes and constructed our cover letters. We were also pushed to attend job fairs, which is where I was offered my first job for Bank of America.
“As we continued to apply to the banks using the knowledge we acquired from the program, I also received interviews and job offers from Chase Bank and Wells Fargo. I decided to accept the offer from Bank of America because they were the closest to my house and also willing to work with my schedule. I believe this program contributed greatly to my newfound success because I was able to apply what I learned in the program to my new position. I am very thankful that I listened during Olivia’s 10-minute presentation or else I would still be striving to be called in for an interview with a bank. Ultimately, this program gave me the head start toward what I am studying in school and now I am on the path to reaching my goal of becoming a financial advisor at one of the top five banks nationwide.”
April 2017 Bank Tellers Graduate