TopLine Federal Credit Union hosts career exploration session for students at Rockford Senior High School

MAPLE GROVE, MN (March 17, 2017)TopLine Federal Credit Union, a local member-owned financial services cooperative, teamed up with Rockford High School to provide students with a glimpse of what the career world is all about.  Eager students attended the career exploration sessions to learn about marketing and communications.

During recent career-focused sessions, a TopLine employee shared her story relating to education and career paths, position responsibilities, daily tasks, examples of projects, additional training, keys to success and more. The credit union employee also helped to educate students on what a financial cooperative is, and how credit unions differ from banks. The sessions were interactive with students asking a variety of questions based on interests in the business, marketing and communications, and financial-related career fields.

“It was inspiring for students to get hands-on information about careers related to marketing and communications, as well as learn about financial alternative options like credit unions,” said Deidra Van Lith, Business Teacher, DECA Advisor at Rockford High School. “Exposing students to various career fields helps prepare them with knowledge they can use to help with post-secondary school selection, class choices based on career interests, and provides real insight that climbing the career ladder doesn’t happen overnight — it takes time and dedication. We hope this provides students with the confidence and courage to achieve their dreams.”

“TopLine was honored to facilitate discussions with local high school students to assist them with learning more about careers in marketing and communications, as well as the financial services industry,” said Vicki Erickson, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at TopLine Federal Credit Union.  “Motivating students to learn more about different education and career paths is vital to building our next generation of skilled professionals — and it’s a real privilege to help students discover their passions and engage in a lifetime of learning.”

TopLine Federal Credit Union hosts Career Exploration Session for students at Rockford Senior High School.

About TopLine Federal Credit Union

TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota’s 13th largest, with assets of more than $678 million and serves nearly 46,500 members. Established in 1935, the not-for-profit cooperative offers a complete line of financial services, as well as auto and home insurance, from its five branch locations — in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and in St. Paul’s Como Park — as well as by phone, mobile app and online at Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties and their immediate family members. Visit us on our Facebook page at or Instagram at To learn more about the credit union’s foundation, visit

About Rockford Senior High School

Rockford High School is committed to making students’ college and career ready.  RHS offers top educational opportunities consisting of Advanced Placement and Honors courses; College in the Schools courses — a senior-to-sophomore program through St. Cloud State University and Southwest State University; Link Program to assist freshmen with their high school transition; Career and Tech Ed; and Band and Choir programs that have consistently ranked superior in region/state competitions.  Rockford High School is a four-year public high school located in Rockford, Minnesota on 7600 County Rd 50.


Vicki Roscoe Erickson
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
TopLine Federal Credit Union

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