LBA’s Cookies and Careers in Banking initiative brings banker panels to college campuses to introduce banking as a career option to business students. LBA gathers a panel of bankers to tell their career path story while letting the students know the many career options available in the banking industry. After that, time is allowed for the students to ask questions. The cost of admission for the students is a resume that will be shared with the banks participating in the event. The goal is to encourage young people to consider banking as a career option and to introduce bankers to university faculty and staff.

Participating colleges are asked to:

  • Secure the meeting space on campus
  • Share/promote the invitation with the students
  • Provide tables for panelist, banks to set out swag & a table for cookies
  • Provide a microphone if needed
  • Secure parking passes if needed

LBA takes care of:

  • Creating an invitation that can be used for the event
  • Securing the panelists
  • Making the name cards
  • Moderating the panel
  • Providing the cookies

Contact Lauren Brown at for more information. 


Cookies & Careers in Banking Initiative Holds Session at University of Louisiana Monroe

Students from University of Louisiana Monroe recently attended a Cookies and Careers in Banking event where they heard from a panel of bankers and a representative from the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions about their career path into banking, shared advice about pursuing a career in banking and what qualities make a great banker. They also spoke about the vast number of career options in the banking industry. The cost of admission for the students was their resume that will be shared with the banks participating in the event. Click here to learn more about the initiative.

(above, from right) LBA CEO Ginger Laurent is pictured with panel members Cullen L. Bishop of Gibsland Bank and Trust, Brooke Roberts of Concordia Bank and Trust, Becky Akins of Delta Bank, Garrett Aymond of Guaranty Bank and Trust, Anna Martin of Bank of Oak Ridge and Kelly Fife of Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions. (below) Students, faculty and additional area bankers attended the event.