If you hadn't noticed already, JIFFI has begun the recruiting process for the 2014-2015 school year. Personally, I have learned and accomplished so much with JIFFI, and met so many legendary people that I don't regret a single day. For those of you still on the fence about applying, here are my top reasons to do so:
- You get to make a tangible difference in someone’s life. JIFFI provides the unique opportunity to actually interact with people from South Bend. Every associate will have the chance to meet with clients, talk through their financials, analyze their situation, and make a judgment about how best so serve their client.
- You gain valuable real-world experience. For many younger applicants, this might even be the first time you come across many of these financial documents and decisions. Even talking through these concepts with your clients can help you learn more about them. In addition, you’ll become more comfortable with talking to adults about finances.
- You gain fantastic resume boosters and interview talking points. Whenever I was asked in an application or in an interview one of those “tell me about a time when…” questions, my default go-to would always be JIFFI, because it really does sound impressive. Unlike a club where you might analyze cases or make a presentation (which literally everyone has on their resume), JIFFI is a unique and specialized business and learning opportunity.
- We have such a diverse range of positions. No matter what, you’ll have the basic responsibility of interacting with clients. But beyond that, we are also hiring by position this year, so maybe there’s a particular skill you have that fits one of our needs perfectly. On the business side, we have a variety of positions relating to finance, credit and risk, accounting, etc. But we’re also looking for grant writers, designers, lawyers, and more.
- We’re pretty awesome. Basically the cool kids on campus, you know.
Helen Sheng is the Vice President of Marketing in her second year of JIFFI. She is a sophomore studying IT Management from Topeka Kansas, and her life's ambition is to be an airplane. Unfortunately, life's rough and not all dreams come true, so now she is a proud business major. She enjoys ND football and chasing waterfowl by the lakes.