Have you ever thought about running your own business? Are you curious about what separates successful companies from those that struggle? Do you want to understand how entrepreneurs generate and invest their wealth? If you aspire to run a successful business and you enjoy working in a challenging, fast-paced environment, a career in commercial banking may be right for you.
A commercial banker essentially runs his or her own business inside of the bank – operating with significant autonomy and authority with access to a large, experienced team and deep financial resources. They work with businesses and help guide them to success. They are highly trusted advisers to clients, offering sophisticated financial solutions to help business owners and executives achieve their financial goals. Commercial bankers are leaders in their communities, providing capital to businesses to fund operations, purchase equipment, hire staff, and take advantage of new growth opportunities. A successful commercial banker makes a difference in the lives of clients, their families, and employees. Hickory Point Bank’s Commercial Banking Officer Development Program provides a comprehensive framework to effectively prepare you for your career as a commercial banker.
Professionals or recent graduates with a business major in economics, finance or accounting is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree with a graduation date in the next 6 months or last 12 months is required. Master’s degree candidates are welcome to apply but must have one year or less of prior professional experience.
This full-time program begins in May of each year and we are currently taking applications for the next upcoming class. The Commercial Banking Officer Development Program is a comprehensive, multi-year experience where participants will learn financial statement analysis, credit underwriting, industry research, loan documentation, relationship development, project management, and leadership skills. But more importantly, this Program will provide all of the necessary tools and experiences to launch your successful career in commercial banking.
• Proven record of accomplishment, results-oriented
• Strong presentation and facilitation skills
• Demonstrated self-motivation
• Demonstrated professionalism
• Economic/industry knowledge
• Interest in selling and ability to thrive in a sales environment
• Customer-focused orientation
• Minimum GPA of 3.00 required (3.50+ preferred)
• Must be available to work when banking center is open, including after-hour events, as scheduled. A normal work week is 40-45 hours
This program concentrates on the consumer side. You will work in various roles in the banking center in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the consumer business.
This opportunity is not within the Leadership Program, but designed for candidates who are interested in short-term internship opportunities and still pursuing their degree. Please contact us for current openings.
We are excited to help you through the application process. If you have additional questions, please reach out and let us know. We are here to help.