By Sherokee Sellers | Member service/lending consultant
Dupaco came to my workplace and did a presentation about credit and why it’s important.
Afterward, I went over and struck up a conversation. We talked about my financial goals and concerns, and I thought that was cool.
I wanted to learn more, so I went to the Marion Learning Lab, and I did a Money Makeover. We went over my credit report, talked about the things that were holding me back and talked about the steps I could take.
I wasn’t even a member.
It took so much weight off my shoulders.
And I walked away thinking, “Maybe I’m in the wrong career field.”
‘I needed to believe in what I was doing’
I didn’t do anything with that thought for awhile. But when I started my job search up, I decided that if it wasn’t a “heck yes!” it was a “heck no!”
I took my time doing interviews.
I needed to believe in what I was doing.
At the top of my list was Dupaco because of that experience I had. I filled out an application for the “Name Your Dream Job” position at Dupaco. And eight months in, I was the one doing Money Makeovers for other members.
I have members who have gotten to watch me grow, and I’ve gotten to watch them grow.
Helping members build a life worth loving
I have a member whose credit was in the 400s when we opened their account. Through our Credit Coach loan and budgeting, their credit score is now in the 600s. And we just got them approved for a credit card.
I’m a very small piece of the whole big picture, but that person thinks enough of me that they want me to be excited with them too.
And I am.
I feel like I can help our members build a life worth loving.
I’m surrounded by really great and awesome people. We have the same core values. And at the end of the day, we’re all striving for the same thing.
Dupaco takes care of their people, regardless of whether you’re an employee or a member. I’ve never worked at another financial, but I find it very hard to believe that there are others that do it like Dupaco does.