David Gullixson (2011)
David works at Eide Bailly as a financial institutions compliance associate.
WHAT YOU DO • • • I work with banks to test their loans, policies, and procedures. I make sure they are complying with regulations as well as their internal policies. We like to see everything consistent to make sure that the customers understand everything.
WHY YOU'RE DRAWN TO YOUR CHOSEN FIELD • • • I have wanted to be in the banking industry ever since high school. My goal was to become a mortgage lender to help people obtain their home ownership goals. I have always been good with numbers and math, so I just felt that the business major was the right choice for me.
YOUR LIFE GOALS • • • One of my life goals is to go back to school to get my accounting degree and become a CPA. That would give me the ability to move through the company and to someday become a partner.
HOW BETHANY HAS PREPARED YOU • • • "Get Wired" was very beneficial in helping me have a great interview and get to where I am today. I also liked the internship opportunities at Bethany. I was able to earn college credit while getting experience in my career choice. All of the business professors definitely prepared me for my career. Professor Shoop pushed me to work hard, and it has definitely paid off.
WHAT YOU REMEMBER MOST • • • I remember the great atmosphere and personal touch that Bethany gives to every student. Everyone is called by name by the professors. Bethany offers just about any activity that students are interested in. Whether it is varsity sports, intramurals, or pick up games. There are great places on campus to get together with groups to work on projects or homework, or just to socialize and have a good time.
ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS • • • The advice I would give to current students is to take the "Get Wired" class and go to all other social events at Bethany. It offers you great experience and makes you more comfortable talking to new people. Students should always have a social life as well, whether it's participating on an intramural team for fun, or just going to the movie nights. Talk to your professors about your interests, career goals, and what you want to do in your life. You would be surprised how helpful they can be.