Veteran Employee Story – David Enick

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.  |  Addressing the Core Functions  |

Published in the January/February 2013 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

David Enick is a treasury consulting officer for PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., helping treasury-management sales officers address core corporate treasury functions of clients and prospects. He joined PNC in 2008.

“Upon graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009, I was accepted into PNC’s Cross Organization Development Experience Training Program and went through a 15-month corporate banking rotational program where I had the opportunity to work in multiple lines of business at PNC,” Enick said. “In 2010, I accepted a position in PNC’s Treasury Consulting group as a treasury consulting analyst and was promoted to a treasury consulting officer in 2011.”

He also spent six years in the U.S. Army National Guard, attaining the rank of sergeant. He started his military career as a 13F Forward Observer, but was reclassified as a 31B Military Police Officer for Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

“There are a number of skills that I developed in the military that I utilize on a regular basis in my current job,” Enick said. “These include planning, communication, time management, understanding the importance of policies and procedures, and being confident in my abilities. Another skill that helps me on the job is adaptability. This helps you to be better prepared for change and quickly adjust to those changes.”

But that’s not all. “In the military, I learned to take initiative, always give 100 percent, work well in a team, and respect the views of others. Each of these characteristics has played a crucial role in my success at PNC,” he said.

He also believes that a college education is extremely helpful, especially in competitive industries. “The best thing I can recommend is to take advantage of the GI Bill and other college benefits to earn a degree at a university or college,” Enick said. “In terms of the financial services industry, it can be very competitive, and you have to do everything you can to set yourself apart.  A quality education coupled with military service is a great start.”

Enick said a similar culture is one reason veterans will enjoy working at PNC. “PNC offers competitive benefits, training, and a culture based on values similar to those in the military such as respect, teamwork, integrity, and diversity,” he said. “PNC is not only supportive of hiring veterans but also understands the value and skills that veterans can bring to the workforce.”

Making the transition from servicemember to civilian employee can be challenging, but Enick encourages military personnel to use all their resources. “Take advantage of organizations like RecruitMilitary to search for jobs as well as other resources that can help you understand how the skills you learned for your specific military job can translate to those skills needed for civilian jobs,” he said.

About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers