Results tagged as "pathways to progress"

  • Six Continents + 93 Countries + 479 Cities = 1 'Epic' Global Community Day

    By Florencia Spangaro, Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy, Citi Foundation June 19, 2014 04:55 PM

    More than 70,000 Citi colleagues, friends and family and alums came together in the days leading and including the 7th of June, as one global volunteer team. We reached 479 cities across 93 countries, and Citi volunteers got involved with a variety of activities, from hands-on to skills-based work.

    We built homes, restored parks and helped increase financial literacy among today's youth. Although we gave back in a variety of ways, we came together for one common purpose: to demonstrate our strong and continued commitment to enabling progress in the communities in which we live, work and have a presence.

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  • Insights on Embracing Change to Remain Successful

    By Diana Booker, Service Specialist, Commercial Bank Service Team June 12, 2014 01:36 PM

    To celebrate Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress, Diana Booker (Service Specialist, Commercial Bank Service Team) shares insights from her first job.

    I began my career at the age of 17 working at a clothing store in Springfield, Virginia. From this job, I learned to think critically and to embrace change - two lessons that have been reinforced through my various positions since.

    As an associate, my responsibilities included working the register, assisting clients in selecting clothing and maintaining the overall cleanliness and organization of the store. Prior to this role, my experience consisted of working at my high school bookstore, so while some of my duties were similar, others were relatively new to me.

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  • Insights on the Importance of Time Management - from Clothing Retail to Retail Banking

    By Nuno Francisco, Vice President, U.S. Retail Banking Business June 05, 2014 03:13 PM

    To celebrate Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress, Nuno Francisco (Vice President, U.S. Retail Banking Business) shares insights from his first job.

    As a junior in high school, I took a position as a stock room associate and weekend brand ambassador at a local men's clothing retailer in Newark, New Jersey. In addition to allowing me to become an expert t-shirt folder, the job prepared me for future success, teaching me to prioritize and manage my time effectively and about the value of teamwork and a client-centric approach to business.

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  • Insights from the Front Line on Showing Up

    By Robert De La Cruz, Analytics Senior Manager, Retail Services Customer Service May 28, 2014 11:49 AM

    To celebrate the Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress, Robert De La Cruz (Analytics Senior Manager, Retail Services Customer Service) shares insights from his first job.

    Looking back on my first job, the one piece of advice I wish I had was to show up. This may come as a surprise, but at the time it was a meaningful lesson and today I encourage colleagues to learn from my experiences.

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  • Insights on Building Exceptional Long-Term Client Relationships

    By Christopher J. Carroll, Management Associate, Citibank N.A. Mortgage Banking May 23, 2014 10:03 AM

    To celebrate the Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress, Christopher Carroll (Management Associate, Citibank N.A. Mortgage Banking) shares insights from his first job.

    At the age of 12, I took my first job as an intern at a small community bank in Phoenix, Arizona that catered to cattle ranchers and miners. The branch manager, Mr. B, and his colleagues volunteered at my middle school as part of the Junior Achievement program, and their passion for financial literacy and self-empowerment inspired me to pursue a career in the financial services industry.

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  • Insights from a Citibank Veteran - From Bank Teller to Market Director

    By Joe Wolff, Midwest Market Director, U.S. Citi Commercial Bank May 09, 2014 08:59 AM

    To celebrate the Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress, Joe Wolff (Midwest Market Director, U.S. Citi Commercial Bank) shares insights from his first job.

    During the summer of my sophomore year at Canisius College, I took a position as a teller at a Citibank branch in Buffalo, New York. This job served as a stepping stone to a long career at Citi: following graduation, I was offered a Management Associate position and have since been named Midwest Market Director. My success at the company began with the hard work and perseverance I exhibited during my first job.

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  • Insights from a Former Switchboard Operator on Learning to Listen and Lead

    By Lisa Deloney, Managing Director, Division Manager and Market President of Southern California May 06, 2014 10:13 AM

    To celebrate the Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress, Lisa Deloney (Managing Director, Division Manager and Market President of Southern California) shares insights from her first job.

    I was in high school when I landed my very first job, working as a switchboard operator at the Franklin Inn in Kelowna, Canada. Like many of my colleagues today, I have fond memories of my first job and attribute my current success to the lessons I learned early on.

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  • Insights from the Car Wash on Paving a Road to Success

    By Jonathan Simon, Director, Corporate & Investment Banking, Public Sector April 17, 2014 02:59 PM

    To celebrate the Pathways to Progress program, Jonathan Simon (Director, Corporate & Investment Banking, Public Sector) shares insights from his first job.

    At the age of 15, my mother "suggested" it was time I start earning money to meet my growing financial obligations as a teenager, most of which were related to social activities. My parents were friends with the mayor of my hometown, so I was given a job at his car wash in Warner Robins, Georgia - about 80 miles outside of Atlanta.

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  • Insights from a Shoe-lover on Always Putting Customers First

    By Pamela Hardy, Project Manager, Global Strategy Decision Management April 10, 2014 05:20 PM

    To celebrate the Pathways to Progress program, Pamela Hardy (Project Manager, Global Strategy Decision Management) shares insights from her first job.

    When I was asked to contribute to this series, I was flattered. Many of the lessons and skills I learned as a 16-year-old working in retail are transferable to my current role, so I am excited to share insights from my first job with all of you.

    As a junior in high school, I began working at a small designer shoe store in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. The owner, Mr. G. - who reminded me of an English professor with his wire-rimmed glasses and full beard - had placed a flyer on the windshield of my car advertising the open position.

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