15 Aug AiroAV Says: 20 Under 40: Nick Vrba a leader at First State Bank, Fremon…
“We reset the committees, we reset kind of the processes and how they report to the university, and so we did a lot of work on that, so that was interesting,” Vrba said. “I kind of got to get my hands dirty in restructuring the student senate at that time, so I learned a lot from that.”
Vrba was also involved in student orientation committees, including Student Ambassadors, which would provide tours for prospective students and their families to the university.
“I was kind of a salesman at that point, trying to sell the university and share with them all the positive things that it would offer,” he said. “And so I really enjoyed doing that, meeting people across the state, families and prospective students and learning where they’re from and trying to relate to them.”
While at Midland, Vrba was also a member of the student body for Augustine Hall and the Blue Key Honor Society.
“I would have kept playing golf, but after my sophomore year, I felt it was important to start focusing on what my career might look like,” he said. “And so I thought it was important to make a change there.”
A start in bankingAt the end of his sophomore year, Vrba started to look for a place to work in Fremont during the summer.
“I had been investigating banking and what those careers offer, and I thought, ‘You know, I really think that this would be a great career for me because it’s numbers-driven, I like to be analytical, but yet I also like to work with people.’”