SAN ANTONIO (6/9/14)--Thanks to an educational grant from the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, one credit union professional was able to take part in some serious networking with industry leaders recently, while taking critical steps in advancing her career within the credit union movement.
Last year, the Cornerstone Credit Union League's charitable arm awarded Sarah Rosas from Generations FCU, San Antonio, with $519 million in assets, with the opportunity to attend the Credit Union National Association's Operations Sales and Service Council (OpSS) Conference in Los Angeles.
Needless to say, she made the most of her time.
"It was a little overwhelming at first, but such an amazing experience," Rosas said (Leaguer June 6). "I got to meet and greet with credit union executives from across the nation, and it really broadened my horizons. And I got to experience this because the Cornerstone Foundation read my story and granted my wish."
The OpSS Council Conference is a networking and educational event for operations, sales and service professionals in the credit union industry.
Rosas took the opportunity at last year's conference to shake every hand she could and exchange contact information with everyone she had conversations with.
The Generations FCU employee also said she appreciated the gift that Cornerstone gave her and, inspired by the event, suggested that other follow in her footsteps if they can.
"My advice to other young professionals who are looking for career advancement would be to become involved with your local credit union chapter, and jump on any networking events within the organization to find opportunities such as (this one)," Rosas said.
This year's conference is Sept. 21-24 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. See the resource link.