Graduate Student Speak

Neelima Singh Pal, HDHM 2011

Current Company: Bank of America

Location: Jersey City, USA

Position: Relationship Banker

About the Position: Liaise between the client and the financial institution, building and maintaining that relationship and offering advice on everything from personal and business affairs to investments, loans and trust management services.

Most notable success: My potentials were recognized and I got hired by Bank of America.

Career path to date: I began my career as a Front Office Assistant at Hotel Yak & Yeti after my graduation. After working for 4 years I joined as a Sales Assistant at Dubai Duty Free. Realizing that I wanted to pursue my career into a service oriented industry, I moved to the US where I began my career as Customer Service Representative at the Gabriel & Co. New York and currently working as a Relationship Banker at Bank of America in New Jersey.

Year Ahead: Extremely excited to explore opportunities at my new job which I just started.  Looking forward to broaden my knowledge on products and services provided by the bank and help clients optimize and manage their accounts and experience at Bank of America. As for personal life, I want to visit my sister in Australia and go on a family vacation and enjoy time with my lovely nieces and other family members.

Plan for Future: Try and balance family, friends and career.  Embrace all the good things that have happened to me and I believe everything else will fall in place.

About IST: IST opened a lot of doors for me. I got International exposure through the internship program. Got hands-on experience and learned about practical application of concepts from talented pool of faculty members.  Above all, it prepared me for my future.