Anu Raghuram, a data scientist with the JPMorgan Chase Institute, credits the years at EtonHouse for equipping her with invaluable skills. She shares that being exposed to these values early on strongly shaped the way she approaches challenges in her academic, professional, and personal life. Three Primary Years Programme values that still influence her are reflectiveness, the ability to inquire and open-mindedness.
“In school, we were taught the importance of empathy and showing respect for others when we presented our work to the class. Seeing the way my teacher show her support, then give feedback in a positive manner, encouraged us to do the same for one another,” Anu shares.
“At work every day, I am constantly thinking about ways of analysing numbers and generating meaningful economic insights for financial institutions and the public good. A common challenge one faces in this role is losing sight of the narrative you try to craft as you delve deeper into the numbers in data. Reflectiveness is a key value I consciously uphold in my research process, which in turn has enabled me to be open-minded about alternative strategies and approaches when looking at a given problem,” discloses the young data scientist, who carries out economic research to help inform policymakers and the public.
“We often find people talk about code of conduct in the workplace, but I personally think that EtonHouse was well ahead of the pack in inculcating these positive qualities – instilling in us a sense of self-awareness and compassion – vital skills for taking on challenges in the future."