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Timberline FCU Takes Part in Career Day with Local High School
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:45 AM

Timberline Federal Credit Union, located in Crossett, Ark., participated in Crossett High School's Feb. 15 career day, along with 15 other businesses and 300 students. 

Timberline occupied a classroom and was allotted five 25-minute sessions with 20-25 students at a time. Throughout the morning, approximately 100 students rotated into the classroom. 

Each student was provided a blank check to complete when they came in the door. Two credit union staff showed students how to properly write a check, and then the students dropped their checks into a basket so they could be entered into a drawing for a special career day t-shirt.

Betty Carter

Betty Carter from Timberline FCU leads career day session at Crossett High School.

Sarah Halley

Sarah Halley from Timberline FCU leads career day session at Crossett High School.

Staff educated the students about the difference between a credit union and bank, what it's like to work in a credit union and the different departments, as well as ways to move into positions of more responsibility.

The credit union team played a bean game with students, which was designed to help them with everyday challenges in the work force. Each student was given 13 beans, representing a paycheck, and allowed to designate them for use on such items as car payments, food, entertainment, housing expenses, etc. Most didn't have enough beans at the end of the "pay period," which was a great learning experience on living within a budget.

Each student that came to one of the five sessions was given a journal and pen set.