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Rene and Carlos

Rene and Carlos

Rene Madrid and Carlos Lara

Branch Manager, U.S. Bank and Step Up Intern, U.S. Bank

I feel invested in Carlos. I want him to look at me not just as a mentor, but as a friend.

Carlos: “The Step Up program gave me the chance to do an internship at a U.S. Bank Branch, and Rene has been my supervisor.”

Rene: “Carlos has been at the bank for two years now. I’ve seen him grow so much. He went from not really understanding anything about banking to now having a clear grasp of our work, and applying what he’s learned to other parts of his life, including his education.”

Carlos: “The work helped me understand some of the things I was learning in school and how they applied to the real world. It has also helped me decide my own direction. I’m studying financial management now.”

Rene: “Carlos did so well in his initial program that he actually stayed on at the bank beyond his original timeline. We gave him a promotion a few months ago, and he’s now working as a teller.”

Carlos: “My mom is really proud of me!”

Rene: “I am very glad that U.S. Bank participates in this program. I feel like it’s a really important way of investing in the future workforce. And I really hope I can make an impact on kids like Carlos.”

Carlos: “Rene has helped me so much, not only professionally, but personally. Having such a supportive person in my life has made such a difference.”

Rene: “The truth is that Carlos has had an impact on me as well. I feel invested in him.”

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