East West Bank

  • Bridge Banking Management Trainee Program

    Location US-CA-Pasadena
    Job ID
    Human Resources
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Recognized by Forbes as the 5th best bank in America, East West Bank is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California serving consumers and businesses throughout the U.S. and Greater China. With over $37.2 billion (as of December 2017) in assets and 130 locations worldwide including California, Texas, New York, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, Washington, and Greater China. East West Bank is committed to helping their customers’ enterprises succeed. At East West Bank, we build bridges that provide an important financial link, turning opportunities into growth and prosperity. Our understanding of cultural and business practices on both sides of the Pacific is enabling a new generation of customers to seamlessly scale their business and investment opportunities between East and West.


    The US-China Bridge Banking Trainee Program aims to recruit top talent, develop and prepare them for a rewarding and successful career at East West Bank. Trainees will take part in multiple rotation assignments across various business groups including but not limited to Commercial Banking, Specialized Financing such as Entertainment, Private Equity, and Venture Capital backed Technology, and Bridge Banking teams. Through a combination of rotational assignments, on-the-job and classroom training, formalized feedback and mentoring, trainees will gain direct hands-on experience in underwriting, pricing, credit structuring, and portfolio management, while contributing to East West Bank’s Bridge Banking strategic initiatives.


    The program starts in July, 2018. Upon successful completion of the year-long program, trainees will be placed into a role that is aligned to their skills and competencies as well as business needs. Placement opportunities are available nationwide, including Greater China.


    Job Responsibilities:


    • Participate in cross-functional rotation assignments across various sectors in commercial banking; develop an understanding of the full suite of East West Bank products and service offers; gain hands-on experience through deal assignments and customer calls
    • Participate in on-going internal development programs, external training and self-study courses to improve technical and analytical skills to be used on the job and to enhance professional competencies
    • Perform tasks appropriate to designated business unit to gain exposure to various job functions. These learnings include analyzing and spreading financial statements, understanding and managing loan/deposit portfolio, cross selling products and services to new and existing clients
    • Utilize knowledge and learned skills to identify opportunities to improve processes, tackle complex projects, provide innovative business solutions and recommendations.



    Job Qualifications:

    • Master’s Graduate with the applicable concentration in International Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance, or Communications with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Relevant internship experience preferred
    • Motivated to learn about commercial banking in both the U.S. and Greater China markets
    • Strong communication, relationship building and organizational skills
    • Well-developed analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Basic knowledge of accounting, financial statements and general business / economics analysis gained through college coursework
    • Adaptable to change; collaborative
    • Proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese) a plus; high level of cultural sensitivity


    East West Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer #CB


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