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Joan A. Woldt, '89

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Major / Minor: Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance / Communication
Organization: Bank First National
Job Title: Regional President

Why did you choose to go into your program of study?

I liked Math and I always had an interest in Banking and the Stock Market. A Business major appeared to have new jobs and a good outlook to get a job at the time.

When you began at UW-Green Bay, what did you expect for your future?

To move to a large city and be involved in business someway. I did move back to the area after a few years in Chicago because this is such a great place to live and raise a family.

Did you have a job/internship in your field while going to college that helped spark your interest?

I worked for a bank as a Credit Intern and I worked at a front desk of a Tennis Club.

What were you involved in while a student at UW-Green Bay?

I played on the Tennis Team and I paid for my education through working many jobs and getting a lot of experience in different working environments.

Where are you currently employed? Please describe your position.

I am the Regional President for Bank First National in our Fox Valley Region. I am responsible for hiring good people, training and the growth and performance of the Region and Bank.

How do you keep in contact with other alumni?

I stay in contact through facebook and phone. One of my roommates is from the Fox Valley and comes back from Madison to visit family.

What advice would you have for a student wanting to enter your field?

Get an internship. Know and understand your accounting and finance classes. Take extra classes in these areas. Ask a lot of questions. Take on extra projects to absorb as much as you can.

Know how to write for business purposes and work on good conversational skills.

Can we share your e-mail address on our website/can career services give it out to students inquiring about a job in your place of employment/field?

Yes, jwoldt@bankfirstnational.com

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