Tami's Story On Endless Possibilities

Photo of Tami Harmsen.

I began my career at Principal as an intern and later becoming an investment accountant in our global asset management business. There, I was able to hone my accounting skills and prepare for my next move to a collateral review analyst. In this position, I review and analyze quarterly financial results as part a collateral review on all loan requests and manage regular inspections of our real estate properties.

Outside of my daily job responsibilities, I act as a business unit recruiter—attending college job fairs—to attract talent to our global asset management division. The never-ending chain of possibilities is what I love about Principal. I can increase my business knowledge, participate in various company-sponsored activities and take advantage of a number of career paths, without ever leaving the company. Besides that, I'm improving my leadership skills by mentoring an intern. Not only does that allow me to share my experiences as an intern, it's giving me a chance to learn, develop and prepare for my next career move.