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U.S. Bank tellers are ready to help with every banking need for MATC students, staff and faculty.

U.S. Bank tellers are ready to help with every banking need for MATC students, staff and faculty.

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U.S. Bank tellers are ready to help with every banking need for MATC students, staff and faculty.

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Many students at colleges as well as universities know how important it is to keep a close eye on their finances, and savings. Making regular trips to banks and ATMs are good ways to keep an eye on one’s funds. This makes the presence of MATC’s on-campus bank a great benefit to both students and the local community alike. The U.S. Bank branch on campus has all the amenities and provisions of any other bank.

U.S. Bank branch manager Audrey Morrow said, “About eight years ago U.S. Bank started its partnership with MATC… we brought the branch to the Downtown Milwaukee campus, and have ATMs at all four campuses. Part of our partnership is to provide financial products and services to the faculty, staff and students of MATC.  We also “act” as an academic partner by providing financial literacy programs. We can and have partnered with instructors to facilitate financial literacy presentations in the classrooms.”  She also mentioned  Cool Speaks, which is a national financial literacy campaign. “We had speakers discuss financial literacy and after there was a game show.  Students were able to win gift cards and sign up for the chance to win a U.S. Bank Scholarship.”

The bank also holds home buyer’s workshops, an investment workshop and a job fair.

“The job fair is in the planning stages, right now, but we have a preliminary date of September 16, Morrow said.  “What we’re hoping to accomplish is to include all of U.S. Bank business lines that are currently hiring in the Milwaukee area. This could range from retail banking for positions like tellers, bankers and branch managers, to positions in our call center, or downtown lockbox area, treasury management, etc.”

This event will be hosted by multicultural recruiters whose intent is to increase multicultural diversity within U.S. Bank as part of their growth strategy. “My involvement in this initiative was driven by my dedication to this city, school and the volunteer work I perform with some of the nonprofit community organizations in Milwaukee.” 

Morrow highlighted the many other benefits and opportunities students have through the campus bank. “Many people believe that because we’re such a small branch we are not able to provide full-service banking, but with my experienced staff, we offer every product and service that a traditional branch would offer.” Morrow continued, “We are a full- service bank, we can do all types of loans including home equity, auto, small business. We also can help with investments, for instance IRAs, and anything else you would like to do, we are here to help. One of the things we try to stress is to look at all the events going on here on campus, since we provide class throughout the semester.”

She suggested students sign up for budgeting classes. “Our doors are open if students, staff or faculty have questions about credit, savings and/or budgeting. We have resources we can provide to them. We also can offer student checking accounts with no monthly fee as long as they are signed up for our online banking, and you don’t need to close any current accounts to have it,” stated Morrow. 

Make sure to check the Times Summer Edition on July 6 for more information in regards to the U.S. Bank job fair. Banking hours are Monday, Wednesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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