October 8, 2015 by texasbbacareerservices
I was drawn to the Associate Development Program at Silicon Valley Bank because of its hands-on training in credit risk, loan portfolio management, and relationship management. I was also attracted to the fact that, of the Associates in the program, almost half come from liberal arts backgrounds. Having received an undergraduate degree in Classics and interested in pursuing a career in finance, I felt the formal training program at SVB would be a great fit.
Companies come to Silicon Valley Bank for its expertise, deep network, and over 30 years of experience working with leaders of the Technology and Life Science industries. As a member of the Associate Development Program, I would have the chance to work with the pioneers who have driven the global innovation economy.
Since joining SVB, I have discovered that these pioneers are not just within the Bank’s client base, but within the Bank itself.
Each team at SVB is comprised of passionate and engaged members, driven in helping clients grow into the most innovative companies of the future. They approach each day fueled by the Bank’s core values: Enterprising, Driven, Ethical, Dedicated, and United.
Since joining the Bank, I have been immersed in a culture of community, collaboration, and knowledge share. Each class of new hires, East and West, supports teams across the country, receiving formal classroom-based training along the way. The Associate rotates between teams, responsible for Accelerator, Early Stage, Growth, and Later Stage portfolios in the Life Sciences and Technology sectors. With each rotation, the ADP Associate gains insight into each specialty segment; the team and its members acting as advisors and guides into the niche market. Managers bring you up to speed with each individual client, and demonstrate how SVB can best increase their probability of success.
It has been an outstanding experience, and I have gained an incredible amount of exposure in very little time. If you are a team player and looking for a challenge, I highly encourage you to explore ADP at SVB.