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Kim Montes

Kim Montes

HBSA Alumni Class of 2017 Currently works as a Financial Analyst for Sprouts Farmers Market

How did HBSA help you grow and help shape who you are today?

As a first generation student HBSA helped me discover the resources available to make the most out my college experience and it gave me a community. HBSA had a big impact when it came to my career. Through out the four years that I was a part of the organization I was able to learn the dos and don’ts when it came to looking for internships, interviewing and landing a job. If it wasn’t for HBSA I wouldn't have been able to do an internship out of state and it would’ve been more difficult to figure out what I wanted to do in life. 



What’s some of your favorite memories that you have from HBSA?

Being a part of HBSA is what made me really enjoy my college years. When you’re in such a big university it can be hard to connect with people and HBSA definitely facilitated that so I have a lot great memories tied to HBSA. If I had to pick one, it would definitely be the e-board retreats, those are always fun.



 What changes (if any) have you seen within your role or company due to COVID-19?

I would say that one of the biggest changes that I’ve seen is how working from home is not as taboo anymore. I feel like before, in most companies there was some sort of hesitation when it came to working remotely for fear that it might decrease employee performance. But now that most of us were forced to work from home and managers have seen that work is still getting done, I hope that in the post-COVID-19 world more companies allow employees to pick days to work remotely.

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