Kate Goodwin

Analyst, Global Transaction Services
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What persuaded you to work for Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

The global nature of Bank of America Merrill Lynch is what initially drew me to the firm. The pure scale of this organization was fascinating as a student studying finance. After participating in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s summer internship program, I was impressed by the firm’s investment in developing its junior team members.

What skills are important for a Treasury Sales Analyst?

Working as a treasury sales analyst, it is important I have strong qualitative and quantitative skills. Good people skills are crucial when interacting with clients and working effectively as part of the team. In addition, the ability to work with a multitude of clients and projects is important to my role as an analyst in the Global Transaction Services team. Hence, prioritization and time management is essential.

The bank continually provides opportunities to grow and develop.

How does the bank support your development?

The bank continually provides opportunities to grow and develop. In particular, we have the opportunity to participate in internal and external classroom trainings on products and services across all lines of business. Further, we are provided with training focused on softer skills. For example, earlier this year I participated in a Building Resilience workshop which focused on success in the workplace through the ability to adsorb constant change and uncertainty while also maintaining high levels of performance and productivity. My manager and team members are also very supportive of my participation in these trainings which is highly motivating.

In one word, how would you describe Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

Connected

What advice would you give to students?

My advice for students is to explore all opportunities which present themselves throughout their university degree, both academic and extracurricular. Further, I believe internship opportunities are invaluable. They allow students to gain industry relevant experience and knowledge, while also developing essential soft skills through professional and interpersonal interactions.

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Which of these teams most appeals to you?

Banking, markets & finance

Banking, markets and finance roles across the bank work directly with our customers across the U.S. and companies and institutional clients globally.

Business support functions

Teams across our business support functions are essential specialist teams that work to ensure the strategic, efficient and successful running of the bank's day-to-day business.

Technology & operations

Global technology & operations teams help to provide the infrastructure, technology platforms and information security capabilities crucial to our ability to serve our customers and clients.

Where are you in your education?

Bachelor'sMaster'sMBAPhD Other