How to Connect with Professionals and Build a Network in Yakima

A lot has been written of late regarding how a firm’s core values affect all aspects of the firm’s performance and relationships. In fact a Google search on “How core values affect a company’s performance” results in over 5.6 million returns! One of the most telling is a recent research paper entitled “Evaluating Espoused Values: Does Articulating Values Pay Off?” ( Jonsen, Galunic, Weeks and Braga, 2015).

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The future is today

Recently, I had the opportunity to work in a branch here and there over the course of a number of weeks. I was looking forward to it as an opportunity to work face to face with members and frontline employees. It was a great challenge. I was pleased with the care that the members received from employees. It also caused me to reflect on the attributes of the type of work involved in direct service work versus my daily responsibilities, which typically involve long term projects and plans. I was struck by how the employee experience is very enjoyable– and yet very different in each role.

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Transitioning from a student to a professional

In September of 2009 I was ready for my internship, a program requirement while attending Perry Technical Institute. I was interviewed at Perry Tech and was selected by Solarity Credit Union to complete an internship in their Mortgage Department.

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