College Students: 5 Reasons You Should Work at a Credit Union

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You’re a college student, your semester has just ended, and now you’re looking for a job that’s going to give you real-world, professional experience. That said, have you ever considered working as a credit union teller?

Taking a teller position can be so much more than just a job—it can be a career-building opportunity, especially here at Generations. Here are five excellent reasons to work as a Generations teller:

  1. Experience in a professional workplace. If you want real career experience in a professional setting (as opposed to an entry-level retail or restaurant job), a teller position is a good entry-level job to start with.
  2. It looks great on a resume! A teller position on your resume indicates to future employers that you have professional work experience, have held a high-responsibility position, and know how to have professional interactions with members and customers.
  3. You’ll still have time off with a flexible and/or part-time work schedule. You can work, make money, build up your resume, and still enjoy your summer vacation! (Plus you’ll receive all federal holidays off—definitely a bonus!) A part-time teller position may give you the flexibility you need to both work and go to school.
  4. It could be the foundation of a career. Many of Generations’ long-time employees started their career as a teller. If you think you’d like to work for a credit union department someday—say in Finance, IT, Human Resources, Marketing, etc.—then a teller position may be a good place to start!
  5. You’ll receive benefits! Even part-timers receive healthcare, vision and dental benefits. If you’re close to aging off of your parents or guardians’ insurance, you can rest assured that you won’t be without insurance options. You’ll also receive paid time off, tuition reimbursement, a 6% match on a 401(k), and inclusion in the Generations pension plan.*

So what skills or work experience do you need to be a teller? Here are some of the requirements:

  • You’ll need to have six months of cash handling experience and a history of accurate transactions. This could include work experience as a cashier at a restaurant or retail store.
  • You’ll need six months of a financial institution and/or retail experience.
  • An outgoing personality goes a long way in a teller position!
  • At Generations, our members’ priority is our priority, so you’ll need to be customer-service oriented.
  • Can you work well under pressure? If yes, you’d do well as a teller!
  • You’ll need to be proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must, and Spanish fluency is a plus!

Ready to apply right now? Visit our Careers Page to learn more about teller positions, as well as other job descriptions and start your application today!

 

*Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer 
We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We pledge to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other status or condition protected by state or federal law.

As part of our Affirmative Action Plan, and in compliance with ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) Generations Federal Credit Union will make reasonable accommodations for individuals who are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternate method for applying for employment. In the event an individual with a disability requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the employment application process, please contact Amanda Lamica, HR Generalist II at 210-229-1800 ext. 1207. Please note that calls or messages for purposes such as solicitations, vendors, recruiters or other non-disability related issues may not receive a response.

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Samantha Salazar is a University of Texas at Austin alum who has worked in the finance and marketing industry since 2011. She has a background as a CUNA Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor and is a Class II graduate of the Latina Leadership Institute (LLA). True to her millennial nature, Samantha loves coffee, covers her home in hanging plants, lives a frugal lifestyle, and works hard so that her dog, Olive, can have the backyard she deserves.