7 September, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – As part of its commitment to the development of the region’s human resource personnel, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), from time to time, provides opportunities for interns to receive hands-on work experience, get first-hand exposure to the Bank’s operations, and learn how they can contribute to the transformation of the region.
In this week’s episode of ECCB Connects, Stephanie Pascal from the Commonwealth of Dominica and Gideon George of Grenada, share details about their time, learning and overall experience at the ECCB Headquarters. Both students of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Pascal and George are currently pursuing master’s degrees in Financial and Business Economics.
Pascal explains that the internship allows for the opportunity to put the theoretical teachings into practice. She adds that her visit to the ECCB Headquarters was a highly anticipated one and likens the surroundings to a university campus experience. Pascal was attached to the Monetary and Analytics Unit within the Research, Statistics and Data Analytics Department (RSDAD) and her job entailed verifying and validating the data submitted by the commercial banks to ensure accuracy to inform policy decisions.
George, who was attached to the Financial Stability Unit (RSDAD), confesses that he came with zero expectations and an open mind to learn and absorb as much as possible. His work entailed developing a banking stability index, assisting with the development of the Bank’s financial stability report and developing a credit risk model for the region. He refers to his time at the ECCB as an excellent experience and an opportunity to grow.
View the full discussion on the ECCB’s social media platforms using the handle ECCB Connects.
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