What drives you?
Meeting set goals and targets gives me a sense of achievement and fulfilment – especially when I am working on projects where I can see my work impacting people positively, such as uplifting financial literacy, or ease of banking.
How have you grown with the Bank?
As a student without much experience in the banking world, the Bank gave me the opportunity for exposure, and gave me a chance to grow both professionally and personally. I’ve learnt a lot from the colleagues who made time and effort to teach and mentor me. I’ve picked up soft skills too, such as communication skills and time management.
What are your favourite moments in the Bank?
Working on and delivering projects. A notable one was SGFinDex – SGFinDex’s primary goal is to allow Singaporeans to engage in stronger financial planning in a more expedient way, which is something I feel strongly about. Being given the opportunity to work on this industry project that the Bank was a part of was exciting and a real eye-opener.
How do you balance the different roles in your life?
Since I joined the Bank through a SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree, I had to balance school and work. This really taught me the importance of time management, and the need to carefully compartmentalise and plan my week every Sunday before the work-week starts. This then gives me a clearer view on what I need to achieve for the rest of the week.
Your advice to people looking to join the banking industry?
Be humble, be hungry and most importantly, never be afraid to ask for opportunities.
Describe with three words what it’s been like working in the Bank.
Fulfilling. Rewarding. Friendship.
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