Victoria Herron is a fourth-year Bachelor of Commerce student who has worked with Scotiabank for all three of her co-op work terms. She’s also continued to work with the organization on a part-time basis while she wraps-up her degree, and will join them full-time upon graduation this spring.
And while she’s spent all three of her work terms with the one organization, that doesn’t mean that Victoria hasn’t experienced variety. Her previous co-op roles with Scotiabank have included positions as a Bank Teller, Senior Accounting Assistant and Commercial Banking Analyst. Now that she’s back in her final year of school, she’s moved into a Client Solutions Analyst role.
Each change in position has afforded her new learning and growth opportunities that have proven her skills to Scotiabank and make her a valuable employee: “as a Client Solutions Analyst I do a lot of statement analysis to determine the financial position of our credit clients. Knowing how to interpret financial statements and ratios is a great transferable skill that helps me make recommendations on credit that I could leverage in many other positions.
One benefit of completing all three work terms with the same organization is that it can be easier to get a large variety of experiences as there’s opportunity to move between departments. I also find that the internal contacts you make within an organization can be an added boost to get that next position”.
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