Interview with Evelyn Sayikanmi, FedChoice Operations Specialist

“Be Courageous and Dream Big”: Interview with Evelyn Sayikanmi, FedChoice Operations Specialist

Evelyn talks shop
Evelyn talks shop
Sometimes life comes full circle. A few days before the big FedChoice Headquarters visit by Cora L. Rice ES students, Evelyn Sayikanmi accepted an offer to join FedChoice Operations’ team. Little did we know – it turns out that Evelyn is a Cora L. Rice ES alum! We asked Evelyn to share her story for the newsletter.

Please tell us about yourself.
As you already know, I attended Cora L. Rice ES and G. James Gholson Middle School. I currently attend University of Maryland Global Campus and my major is Business Administration. My first credit union experience was at NASA Federal Credit Union. I decided to join FedChoice because I wanted a change of scenery and to deepen my banking knowledge. My dream is to work in BSA/AML, and this position allows me to use my teller experience and to gain some knowledge with AML policies.

Her first day at Cora L. Rice ES
               Her first day at Cora L. Rice ES

What was your experience at Cora L. Rice ES?

My experience at Cora L. Rice was amazing. I was very shy as a child and my teachers often had to do things to help get me out of my shell. I participated in activities such as talent shows, choir, honor programs, etc. I met some very kind teachers/administrators along the way that helped me build my self-esteem and confidence. I have a ton of memories, but one of my favorite experiences was when students from Bowie State University came to tell us about the college experience and what we can look forward to. It made me excited to go to college! Overall, I had an amazing time at Cora L. Rice because my teachers made me feel limitless.


What message would you give to current elementary school students?

Be courageous and dream big. Never let anyone sway you from the things you want in life, because if you can dream it, you can be it. 

 

“Be Courageous and Dream Big”: Interview with Evelyn Sayikanmi, FedChoice Operations Specialist

Evelyn talks shop

Sometimes life comes full circle. A few days before the big FedChoice Headquarters visit by Cora L. Rice ES students, Evelyn Sayikanmi accepted an offer to join FedChoice Operations’ team. Little did we know – it turns out that Evelyn is a Cora L. Rice ES alum! We asked Evelyn to share her story for the newsletter.


Please tell us about yourself.
As you already know, I attended Cora L. Rice ES and G. James Gholson Middle School. I currently attend University of Maryland Global Campus and my major is Business Administration. My first credit union experience was at NASA Federal Credit Union. I decided to join FedChoice because I wanted a change of scenery and to deepen my banking knowledge. My dream is to work in BSA/AML, and this position allows me to use my teller experience and to gain some knowledge with AML policies.

Her first day at Cora L. Rice ES

What was your experience at Cora L. Rice ES?
My experience at Cora L. Rice was amazing. I was very shy as a child and my teachers often had to do things to help get me out of my shell. I participated in activities such as talent shows, choir, honor programs, etc. I met some very kind teachers/administrators along the way that helped me build my self-esteem and confidence. I have a ton of memories, but one of my favorite experiences was when students from Bowie State University came to tell us about the college experience and what we can look forward to. It made me excited to go to college! Overall, I had an amazing time at Cora L. Rice because my teachers made me feel limitless.

What message would you give to current elementary school students?
Be courageous and dream big. Never let anyone sway you from the things you want in life, because if you can dream it, you can be it. 

 

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