Hosetta Coleman, senior vice president, human resources, for Fifth
Third Bank (Tampa Bay) says she was a business leader who interacted
a lot with the human resources departments at the various companies
"I was very much an evaluator.
I am a curious
person," admits Coleman
, who wanted to know about company education
plans and other employee opportunities.
By being curious and utilizing HR, Coleman
could find out if
was on the right course, performing functions the right way, and
, "garnered me this option.
Then, of course, I began
to learn more of the legal ramifications and requirements we had to
handle, such as employee benefits and administration and organization
And my career continued on the HR path."
Coleman joined Fifth Third Bank in 2005 soon after it merged with
Florida's First National Bank
"I joined as HR director," states
been a great opportunity," continues Coleman
, who says the
organization provides employees with entrepreneurial ability within a
continues, "When I joined First Third
Bank, we did not have a
university relations team in the Florida market.
Over the last three
has developed, expanded, and led that program.
believes you can never be too educated.
The job market, says Coleman
, is getting better.
believes every student should have an internship.
"In a tough
especially if you want to work in the financial industry, Coleman
need to think about fiscal responsibility and solvency.
"Many organizations do background
"Make sure you maintain a certain level of
fiscal responsibility while getting ready for the job market.
great to be in college and enjoy the fun stuff," admits Coleman