Update: Kacie Sampson completed the Treasury Junior Analyst Program in 2022. She began at a Master's Program in Sustainability & International Management Master's Degree Program at Sciences Po in Paris.
What’s your typical day as a Treasury Junior Analyst?
- Prepare presentations and press releases to raise investor awareness of development topics, including the importance of nutrition, gender equality, health, and preserving water and oceans.
- Attend investor meetings and track progress on engagements.
- Engage with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research firms on methodology and scoring and improve information disclosure.
- Assist in preparing external materials, including IBRD and IDA’s investor presentations, the Sustainable Development Bond and Green Bond Impact Report, and the Investor Newsletter.
What is your greatest challenge and success as a Junior Analyst?
My first few months at the Treasury were challenging as I got used to new financial terms, the World Bank operational structure, and finding my place in the department. Now, I am proud of my team's work to increase the World Bank’s (IBRD) ESG scores. This work allowed me to engage with external partners and give a presentation on our progress to colleagues.
What do you appreciate most about the Junior Analyst program?
I believe in my work because it supports the World Bank’s mandate to eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. My work also challenges me to become a better financial professional. The Junior Analyst Program gives me access to many learning opportunities and a vast network of staff who are passionate about their work.
Name your favorite aspect of the World Bank.
There are countless ways to learn and get involved at the World Bank. Since joining the Treasury, I have participated in the World Bank’s mentorship program, the Youth to Youth (Y2Y) community, and Treasury’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team. There are many trainings available to staff and courses on the Open Learning Campus, the Bank’s internal learning platform. Colleagues are also willing to share their knowledge. These sources are critical for professional development, especially for young professionals.