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Rocky Recap: Career Conversation with David Uejio of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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During this "Career Conversation" in an informal lunch setting with David Uejio, Lead for Talent Acquisition for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), students were able to discuss opportunities for both internships and full-time opportunities at CFPB. Read below for a student's summary of the experience and to learn more about Career Conversation events at the Rockefeller Center, visit our eventbrite page.

The recent lunch conversation with Dave Uejio was incredibly interesting and an awesome opportunity to meet in a small group setting and learn about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A relatively newer bureau in the government, it is responsible for a vast number of areas including rules for credit (credit cards, mortgages, student loans), transparency, clarity, and availability of financial information in markets, and the regulation of shadow economies. Their over-arching mission is to make markets work for consumers by taking both prospective initiatives to shift behavior and consumer education while also providing support through consumer response centers.

Importantly, Mr. Uejio highlighted the search for employment opportunities, particularly in the investigation and examining fields of the bureau. It is smaller than many of the older government bureaus, which allows for collaboration between many different tiers. Further, many prominent political and financial leaders are involved in the CFPB and are all passionate about the purpose and future changes the bureau is capable of establishing. Current projects the bureau is undertaking include initiatives for K-12 financial literacy, user-friendly interactive tools for better financial decision-making, and in-depth data analysis and investigation projects.

-Anjalie Christie '14

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences