It’s our senior year at San Diego State University and Gonzaga University. With the excitement of graduation approaching and the prospect of a new career in Finance, we couldn’t wait to start the next chapter of our lives as working professionals.
From the moment we stepped onto Vanguard’s campus, we knew that we had made the right choice! In Corporate Orientation, several of the leaders mentioned the possibilities for further involvement within the company. After completing the onboarding program, we realized Vanguard was everything we had hoped it would be and more. Our new team leaders took the time to get to know us as individuals, coached and developed us, and helped us navigate through our first year at Vanguard in Retail Services.
After getting involved in Vanguard’s Crew Resource Groups (CRGs), community service campaigns, and coaching and developing the future talent of Vanguard, we knew it was time to step into our first leadership role. When we began expressing interest in people leadership, our mentors, peers, and leaders were more than supportive. They offered even more informal leadership opportunities, allowing us to strengthen our coaching mindset and access an even greater network of leaders to learn from. We each met with leaders within Personal Investor and knew we would be able to bloom within this department as we led crew through their own personal Vanguard journeys.
After we became leaders in Personal Investor within the Retail Investor Group, the development didn’t stop there. Each leader in the department shared their best practices with us, we always had someone to bounce ideas off of and our suggestions were always welcomed. Most recently, Vanguard flew us out to Philadelphia for a Leadership Symposium. We had the opportunity to hear from our current and future CEO, along with many other inspirational speakers. We came back energized and grateful for the investment Vanguard makes in leaders and crew.
Today we have 11 crew starting their first official day in Personal Investor and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of their journey. Standing by as they talk to their first clients, we can’t help but smile knowing they made the right choice to get on board!
-Amberlee P. and Nicole P., both Team Leaders in Personal Investor