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Student Spotlight: Joshua A. Bradford

Student Spotlight: Joshua A. Bradford

Banking & Financial Services

May 22, 2017

Career Program: Banking & Financial Services
Hometown: Atlanta
Current Residence: Brillion
Age: 23
Attended FVTC: Spring 2015-Fall 2017

Why did you choose the Banking & Financial Services​ program?

I started in the Management Development program. I wanted to go to college and my career is in management so it just made sense. However, after taking economics in my first semester, I developed a huge interest in investing and economic theory, which led me to switch my major to Banking & Financial Services.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?

I’m learning that the world of finance and investing in particular is very complex and ever-changing, which is a huge attraction for me. In this career field, I won’t face the risk of monotony or burnout that are present in some other fields.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

The main reason I chose Fox Valley Technical College is its reputation in the Valley. FVTC is a leader in the development of professionals in numerous fields.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?

Fox Valley Technical College has helped me drastically improve my stability and security in life and employment. With my degree, I not only have a base to continue my education at a four-year college, I also have a much higher chance of landing a job in the field of finance.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?

I already have a career in management that is very promising. Although I love my current career path, I’m open to the idea of starting out in finance. My passion is investing, and I plan to continue my education with the hopes that one day I can manage/own an investment fund as well as practice commercial real estate.