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Banking 101DLS Students in Chicago

Students in their Junior or Senior year are eligible to enroll in the Intro to Banking class taught by Ms. Meier. Class time is split between classroom sessions and time working in the Union branch inside the school. 

In order to enroll, students must go through an application and interview process. This process begins in December every year. If selected for the Intro to Banking class, students will become employees of Christian Financial Credit Union and go through a mandatory two-week training process during the summer before school starts. They will then be eligible to work throughout the summer as a teller and at marketing events.

Class curriculum covers banking basics from account types, to more thorough details on how the Federal Reserve works, and even in-depth investment information. 

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During the Introduction to Banking class, students will receive real work experience, as well as resume-building skills and a part-time job. This class is a great opportunity for students to gain experience with interviews, time management, finance and marketing training, customer service, and business operations. Students will begin in the summer of 2018 because they may have the opportunity to work part-time at one of our Christian Financial branches. 

 Students will:
  • Build their resume through real work experience and leadership opportunities
  • Learn fundamental banking concepts and principles
  • Acquire skills by working with real-life customers and understanding how credit unions build relationships with their members
  • Attend a one-week training that will teach them financial concepts, marketing, how to make deposits and payments and the future of technology in the banking industry
  • Attend marketing events and gain experience working with potential members
  • Have the opportunity to earn money by working at a Christian Financial branch
  • Take on responsibility as an employee at "The Union," the CFCU branch at De La Salle (students will spend school time working in various roles at the branch)

It is important to realize that students will be required to report to training at a designated Christian Financial branch for two weeks in the summer - this training is mandatory regardless of whether or not the student wished to work as a teller. 

For more information on the Intro to Banking class please contact the school office at (586)778-2207, or contact Christine Quitter at or Andrew Gould at