What’s your typical day as a Treasury Junior Analyst?
Some of my recurring responsibilities include designing and maintaining TREAP’s internal reporting dashboards, drafting pre- and post-mission materials supporting engagement managers, and managing the workflows of the team’s data management and systems improvement projects. My work with TREAP is largely project-based and collaborative, and I am juggling multiple responsibilities and deadlines on any given day, week, or month.
What is your greatest challenge and success as a Junior Analyst?
I struggled with adjusting to the autonomy of a full-time position when I first joined as a Junior Analyst. I quickly learned how to search for my value added in every discussion, either by volunteering for existing tasks that were not assigned to me or by pitching my own recommendations. Not every project will be groundbreaking, and learning to reconcile the business needs of my team with my own professional goals has been one of the more rewarding lessons I have taken away from the position.
What do you appreciate most about the Junior Analyst Program?
There are two paths a cohort can take in an analyst program like this one: be competitive or be collaborative. I am grateful to have been part of a group that embraces the latter. While we are all highly ambitious individuals, and many with similiar future goals, we recognize the value in sharing our individual skills and knowledge rather than keeping them close to our chest. From valuation techniques to new languages, I have learned as much from my fellow junior analysts as I have from any mentor or superior in the World Bank.
Name your favorite aspect of the World Bank.
While the summer internship and junior analyst programs are within the Treasury, I appreciate the seemingly endless resources and initiatives the World Bank provides to all of its employees. I developed my hard skills through free workshops and online learning tools while serving in volunteer leadership roles. These opportunities would feel unattainable if not for the encouragement from management and other colleagues to become involved and utilize the World Bank’s resources to their fullest extent.