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Job Shadow Day

TBK Bank, SSB - Dallas, Texas

2020 Community Commitment Awards Submission

  • Entry Category: Financial Education
  • Asset Size: Medium

Each Spring, TBK Bank partners with our local Junior Achievement chapter in Dallas to host a JA Job Shadow Day at our Corporate Office. We bring a classroom of high school students into the bank for a day long field trip where they learn about the banking industry and different jobs available to them within this field. We have a presentation from our Human Resources department to talk about job applications, resumes, and interview tips. Department heads volunteer to give students office tours and then sit in their own offices and share wisdom and answer questions about their own career path and experiences in banking. We end the day conducting Mock Interviews between students and our team member volunteers, giving the students the opportunity to put into practice what they were taught earlier in the day and receive feedback from working professionals. Job Shadow Day is great for the students to learn about an industry that is largely unknown to most of them, and it's a great opportunity for our team member volunteers to to participate in skills-based volunteering where they work and do their part in bringing up the next generation of bankers.