Visiting a bank and getting to know how it works might not be the same as working on it, but it is a great experience few students my age have access to, and that's why I am always trying to learn the most from these visits by asking questions and paying close attention to every small detail.
Aside from being taught how a bank works by an expert in the field, we got to check how the transactions in every type of investment we had researched about in class worked live. It was incredible. Every couple of seconds a transaction was made was the bank. And every couple of minutes the bank invested huge amounts of money in currency exchange. All of this happened digitally, either through internet or phone calls.
What I most remark form the meeting is what Jorge Salcedo, the man in charge of buying and selling dollars, said about trust and confidence. He said that even though things might not be written down or signed, every person respected so much what they said. If they said they were going to buy x of something at y price, even though if they regretted about their decision five minutes later, they couldn't turn down the move.
Now, the next step of this finance unit is finishing our proposal of how to invest 3000USD. The great thing is that the group with the best proposal that satisfies more the client is actually investing it in the stock market. Hopefully, we continue getting valuable learning experiences as this to apply and experience how the content we learn works in real life.