Why did you choose to work at Wells Fargo Securities (WFS)?
WFS’ reputation, work environment, and culture were the main reasons I chose to join the company. I also had a few friends from Duke who completed their internships at WFS and had very good experiences. I felt that there was a lot of potential for career growth and development. Overall, throughout the interview process, I connected with the people the most and could envision myself working at WFS.
What do you think makes someone successful at WFS?
It is important to be proactive, work well with others, have a need to continually challenge yourself intellectually, and develop a balance of strong quantitative and qualitative skills.
What do you love about your job?
I love the day-to-day work, the clients we serve, the products we offer, the people I work with, the strength of the WFS platform, and the opportunity for growth and development .
What is the most challenging part of your job?
At this point, my transition to Vice President is the most challenging part of my job. I am currently an Associate, up for promotion to VP in January 2013. I've been working hard over the past couple years to not only continue supporting senior bankers, but also start bringing in my own business.
What is the best thing about living and working in your city?
Chicago is an incredible city. I love Chicago's culture, architecture, museums, restaurants, and day/night activities. Working in the city is also very manageable.
Where do you see yourself professionally in 3 to 5 years?
I see myself as a successful VP in Public Finance. In 5 years, I would like to reach Director.
What would you be doing if you weren't in banking/trading?
I would be going to business school to explore my options.
What do you do when you're not at work?
Spend time with my husband and friends. I also play tennis and enjoy travelling.