Career Pathways

Financial Services

Financial services consist of: Financial Service Support / Back Office, Investment Banking / Front Office, and Fintech / Financial Security Software.

Industry Resources

Spotlight on Success

The region is a hub for finance and insurance establishments. Significant financial investments continue to grow this already well-established industry.

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Industry Professionals Thrive in NEFL

Kenneth McAlister - Director of Business Services

Kenneth McAllister, a graduate of Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), was recently named Director of Business Services for Jax Federal Credit Union, which serves members across Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Baker and Nassau Counties.

In his new role, Kenneth is responsible for the continued development and implementation of products and services for commercial members, such as c...

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Shannon Coles - VP of Strategic Business Development at TIAA Bank

Shannon Coles, current Vice President of Strategic Business Development at TIAA Bank, maximized her collegiate experience and has translated that experience into career success. Shannon leveraged her positive student experience into a clear career pathway. She’s worked for TIAA Bank in various roles for over 12 years. In addition, Shannon pursued her professional education by attending th...

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 “It goes beyond chasing a dollar.”

Kenneth McAllister
Director of Business Services, Jax Federal Credit Union

“Use experiences to stretch and expand your skill set, as it will open other doors. Take opportunities to expand your network with professors and industry professionals.”

Shannon Coles
Vice President Business Development, TIAA Bank

“With the training and experience I have gained through school and internships, I feel very confident in my skills and abilities and look forward to future opportunities throughout my career.”

Sean O’Neil
Creekside High School Graduate/College Student