Grow Financial Plants Educational Seeds
When some students walked in late, Bob Fisher let them know tardiness wasn’t appropriate.
“If you walk in late to my business, that’s not acceptable. Is the habit of walking in late going to carry over to the workplace? When we say the phones at the credit union are open at 8 a.m., we don’t mean 8:10 a.m.,” Fisher said.
“I love seeing all the young people coming out of school—how bright they are and the future I know they’re going to have in their careers,” he said. “It’s a two-way street. I hope they’ve been able to get information from me and I get information to help me run the credit union. What do young people want? What are their desires and aspirations? How do they want to do banking in the future?”
Headlines proclaim college graduates are having a hard time finding jobs. After all, last year Grow Financial waded through 9,000 applications for 100 positions. Does that mean the students are especially receptive to mentoring and networking opportunities that may give them an edge?