iBank.com takes a chance on CSUF graduates as they introduce their Communications Technologies
Department. With this addition, iBank.com’s CEO Tom Markel has hired two ambitious BA graduates to head the department.
Manar Sleiman and Kathryn Johnson both attended California State University Fullerton College of Communication. Kathryn Johnson graduated with a BA in Communication emphasizing in Public Relations this past spring while Manar Sleiman has finished her BA in Communication-advertising and is expected to finish her Liberal Studies degree in the fall of 2006. Both Johnson and Sleiman agreed that finding a “good” and reliable job out of college is a hard task, but most graduates have to go through the same process. Interview after interview of hearing the same expression, “We are looking for someone with 5+ year’s experience” can get pretty tiring. Finally one company gave them a chance, iBank.com. Using their impressive interviewing skills which they attained in college and based on academic merit, they were offered positions as Co-Directors of Comm.-Tech for iBank.com.
“Tom Markel of iBank.com has given us the opportunity to use the knowledge and techniques that we learned in college and apply them in our everyday work experiences,” said Kathryn Johnson. “We are creating the department from scratch, which allows us to be creative and experimental in our public relations journey. It’s very exciting to be on the ground floor of such an exciting business venture.”
iBank.com is a fast-growing online small business lending network that provides small business with all the resources they need to get started and remain financially secure as they grow. iBank.com sells their specialized Business Finance Center to Fortune 500 Companies, CPA firms, online portals, Insurance agents, Brokers, Chambers of Commerce, and other investors who want to help small businesses grow. The Business Finance Center allows investors to connect in real-time to thousands of leads. On the other end of the network, small businesses using the FinanceSuite can upload and store, in a secured vault, all financial data, management bios, business plans, appraisals, tax returns, even credit reports and other documents in order to create, connect and close loans. They also have access to a long list of resources provided by iBank.com’s search engine.
“It’s all very exciting,” said Manar Sleiman. “Working for iBank.com is a job I can be proud of. I wanted to work for a company that tries to make a difference and iBank.com is all about helping the community and its clients,” said Sleiman. “iBank.com supplies small businesses with the resources they need to get loans and other business resources. I grew up in a family where everyone owned a small business, and it was very hard to make start-up businesses work. Now I’m in a position where I am improving the experience of being a small business owner. iBank.com helps them get a step closer to their dreams. There is a big future for small businesses using iBank.com and I’m happy to have the chance to be apart of that.” stated Sleiman.
iBank.com is not new to hiring Cal State Fullerton Alumni; Regina Lukens graduated from CSUF in 1996 with a BS in Kinesiology and joined iBank.com in April of 2006. Lukens heads the Customer Service Department and is thrilled about the addition of the Comm.-Tech Team to the Company.
“I and iBank.com have complete confidence in our new Comm.-Tech Team,” stated Tom Markel. “They are fresh, bright, and may not have 5+ years field experience, but they sold me on their skills. When you go into an interview, you are there to market yourself, and both Manar and Kathryn did a good job of that. iBank.com is far from finished in adding people to our growing company. We enjoy hiring fresh ambitious entrepreneurs and with iBank.com’s upcoming launch in China, we look forward to expanding our entire company over next few months.”