Why did you choose to work at Wells Fargo Securities (WFS)?
People and opportunities. People at Wells Fargo actually care about you and opportunities can only be hindered by your own limitations. You can grow personally and professionally as fast as Wells Fargo Securities is currently growing.
What do you wish you had known when going through the campus recruiting process?
I wish I had known how important networking is. In Eastern Europe, we view networking as a very negative behavior, i.e. ?I can?t get the job based on my own skills so I need someone else?s help.? Wrong. People can only help you get your foot in the door; you still need to prove yourself. Also, having your own network makes you so much more of a valuable asset.
Describe your summer internship experience at WFS.
I think the uncertainty of whether I would get an offer or not stressed me out at least once a day. Do not let stress impede your
best game. You have enough time to prove yourself and enough time to recover from a mistake.
What do you think makes someone successful at WFS?
Intellectual curiosity. If you do not have it, you might want to consider another career. Be honest too; it will get you far.
What do you love about your job?
I will have to repeat myself?It is still the people and the opportunities the job provides. Dealing with smart people (co-workers and clients) is a very exhilarating experience. What?s not to love about being a young female advising a CFO of a company?
What is the most challenging part of your job?
Dealing with smart people every day also has the flip side of the coin; it puts a lot of pressure on to always be on par with them.
Who has been the most influential person in your WFS career and why?
I have a lot of mentors and role models at Wells Fargo. Like a sponge, I still take every single word from those people and hopefully, one day, it will get me where I want to be.
What do you do when you?re not at work?
Read books and watch criminal shows on TV. I wanted to be a detective at one point in my life.