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Industry Profressionals Discuss Career Options During Open House

Published on March 8, 2017 by Cassandra Hartman

Have you ever wondered what it is like to have a career in the credit union industry? Dozens of people from the West Jordan community got the opportunity to listen to industry professionals, like Janice LePore, Branch Manager of Chartway Federal Credit Union, talk about careers in the wild world of finance.

On the evening of Feb. 28, Janice told a captivated group at Broadview University’s Career Showcase about the various types of careers in the credit union industry.

“At Chartway Federal Credit Union, it is our goal to help make everyone’s life more affordable. Aside from offering valuable products and services, that also means it is important for us to give back to the communities we serve. We love having the opportunity to work with local businesses and organizations who share that same philosophy. It was a great opportunity to meet the current students, prospective students, staff, and alumni at Broadview University, and I look forward to future events,” Janice said.

There were also several veterinary technology groups, including the Michiko Wallace from the Utah Society of Veterinary Technicians and Assistant, talking to those in attendance about the careers in the Veterinary field. Michiko, an alumnus of our Veterinary Technology program, opened her presentation with a great story about how nervous she was on her first day of school and how understanding her instructor was with her situation.

She says it was this understanding and support from her instructors that kept her going throughout her schooling. In addition, Michiko provided great insight into the types of careers for people who love animals could pursue. He also encouraged the audience to keep their eyes open to all opportunities that come their way.

Briana Dalton, a certified veterinary technician, and Kathryn Christian, a veterinary assistant, shed light on their day-to-day activities of working with animals at Redwood Veterinary Clinic.

“There is never a typical day for a vet tech.  You are always busy which is what I love about my job,” Briana said.

Marnie Cannon, a Practice Manager from Stoneridge Veterinary Clinic, followed with words of wisdom in regards to qualities she looks for when hiring a veterinary technician. Marnie explained she looks closely at the interpersonal skills of a candidate. She looks for honesty, loyalty, and if the candidate can get along well with the rest of the team?

“I can help refine the skills you learn at Broadview, but I can’t teach you how to be an honest and loyal team player; those have to come from you,” Marnie said.

In addition to the great information, there was food, beverages and prizes to make the event fun for everyone.

 

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