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Celebrating Our Young Professionals: Meet Jake

05/23/2022

Earlier this year, we began a new quarterly blog series featuring topics related to careers in the financial industry. This quarter, FCCU will be featuring FCCU Young Professionals in the Workplace. FCCU is proud to employ 150 GenZ and Millennials! That means over 50% of the FCCU workforce is made up of young men and women that are making a difference each day. 

Learn how you can join our strong team, here.

Meet Jake, Financial Services Officers in Valley City and our fourth young professional spotlight this month. 

What is your role at FCCU?
Financial Service Officer: Open new accounts, service existing accounts, credit counsel, consumer loans

How did you choose the career you wanted to go into?
I have always had a great interest in finance and had originally planned on becoming a CFP/CPA. Once I realized how much I enjoy working with people I decided on the financial service industry.

What is the most exciting part of your job?
The most exciting part of my job for me is the new account opening process. It is a lot of fun getting to know someone and grow the relationship. I also really enjoy servicing loans for people who first started with FCCU when my grandma worked here.

What do you enjoy about working at FCCU?
I really enjoy working with our outstanding members to get them and their families in the financial positions they wish to be in. Starting at the beginning of COVID a lot of financial situations changed rapidly, seeing how FCCU handled those situations with their members made me know I work for the right institution. Examples: keeping 2.5% kasasa, High deposit rates/low borrowing rates compared to competitors, skip a payments, reworking loans

Who is a mentor you've had in your career?
The most exciting part of my job for me is the new account opening process. It is a lot of fun getting to know someone and grow the relationship. I also really enjoy servicing loans for people who first started with FCCU when my grandma worked here.

What advice would you give a young professional just starting out in their career?

Some advice I’d give to young professionals would be to take every interview they can get. I interviewed for multiple positions within FCCU before I got my foot in the door.

Keep learning, I’ve been working here for almost two years and continue to learn every day. Always look for opportunities, each person you meet has something to offer.
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