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Alumna’s Successful Career in Banking Management Began at Berkeley College
John Rivera has been with People’s United Bank in White Plains, NY, since 2007, starting as an Assistant Vice President, Financial Services Manager, before securing his current role as Vice President, Market Manager. He credits his time at Berkeley College with preparing him for a successful banking management career.
A resident of Yonkers, NY, Mr. Rivera graduated from Berkeley College in 2006 with a B.B.A. in Business Administration – Management. “My management classes had more practical applications towards people management,” he said. “I was able to draw from that when I entered the workforce, making me a better manager.” He went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Organizational Management and Human Resources at Manhattanville College in 2012.
While still an undergraduate at Berkeley College, Mr. Rivera secured his first professional job with Citizens Bank in Yonkers, NY, as a Sales & Service Representative. He would eventually become an Assistant Manager at Citizens Bank before transitioning to People’s United Bank. Thanks to the Berkeley College Career Services department, Mr. Rivera felt prepared for his first job interview. “The staff did a mock job interview with me, and helped me tighten up my resume,” he said. “They were a real confidence-booster during the whole process.”