Published: February 2023
Born and raised in Abbotsford, BC, Raj Tatra completed a degree in Business Administration at the University of the Fraser Valley, majoring in Human Resources.
His career path took a new turn in January 2021 when Raj accepted a part-time position with Gulf & Fraser, which soon turned into a full-time position. Since gaining more experience in financial services, Raj is focusing on developing his skills and expertise in lending, providing loans, and lines of credit and mortgages that help members achieve their financial goals.
Raj won the Rookie of the Year award for his work in 2021, for which he was nominated by his co-workers during Gulf & Fraser’s annual Employee Recognition program.
What is a typical day like for you?
As a Money Advisor, my typical day involves opening accounts for retail and business members, coordinating documentation, and connecting with members to let them know about special offers.
There’s so many opportunities and possible career paths at Gulf & Fraser. I'm grateful to be here!
What career advice would you give to someone who wants to work at a credit union branch?
Have an open and positive mindset. Take initiative and show that urgency, especially if you want to learn and grow.
You only fail if you don’t try. Because if you try and it doesn’t go as planned, at least you learned.