Duncan McDougal ‘21 Earns Role in Competitive Banking Program MacKenzie Riley Young | April 29, 2021

As Duncan McDougal began his senior year, he knew that it was time to plan for his life after Thomas. At the College’s Career Fair, he learned about a highly competitive opportunity with Bangor Savings Bank in their management trainee program, a paid, 15-month training program. Participants learn about all areas of the banking industry and are guaranteed a management position with Bangor Savings Bank upon completion.

Duncan is double majoring in Finance and Sports Management and is active on campus as a member of Student Senate, lacrosse team player, and social justice advocate.

Duncan worked as a bank teller during the Summer of 2019. “I knew there was much more to learn,” he reflects. “I was really drawn to a career in banking, so I applied for the Bangor Savings Bank program.” Duncan had to navigate a challenging application process wherein he competed against countless students from colleges and universities all over the country — all vying for one of the few available program slots. He learned this spring that he had been selected.

Dr. Dan Leland, one of Duncan’s professors, says, “I could not be happier for Duncan. I have been impressed with the work and leadership he has shown in his finance and economic classes.     His confidence and hard-working nature must have been evident. I am sure he will represent Thomas College well. Hopefully this can open the door for other Thomas students to follow!”

Reflecting on the past several months, Duncan adds that, “Thomas College put me on the right track and helped to make this happen. I learned about it at our Career Fair here on campus. Camille McGadney and Corey Pelletier in the Professional and Career Development Office helped me prepare for my interviews, and Professor Leland helped me to network. I’m very excited for what the future holds — and I’m grateful that I chose to come to Thomas!”