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Goldman Sachs

Summer Analyst

June - August 2021 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Good structure of mentorship and buddy system so you feel like you're getting a lot of support throughout your internship

What I wish was different

Advice

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Summer engineering analyst

June - August 2021 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The people, the environment, my project

What I wish was different

Having more people in office. Most people were gone due to covid

Advice

Make the best if it. Talk to other employees and interns.
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Investment Banking Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved this internship, and learned so much about my own character and how to succeed in high pressure situations. This was truly a life changing experience and I can't wait to go back. My favorite part was meeting the lovely people I worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish the Gabelli School had offered me more resources despite me being a Rose Hill student during the recruiting process.

Advice

Be humble, be open to new experiences, and always be ready to work the hardest you ever have.
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Global Markets Summer Analyst

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Amazing firm, amazing people

What I wish was different

Wished I prepped more for the summer

Advice

Network and work very hard!
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Credit Risk Analyst

June - August 2021 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

One of the things that I really liked about this job was the variety of companies that we worked with. He worked with a lot of founder own businesses so you met a lot of entrepreneurs that actually build the business from the ground up.

What I wish was different

One thing I wish I would’ve been different was more real world experience. We had two major intern projects we worked on throughout the summer and we were staffed on a few live deals but I wish we would’ve been put on more live deals from the start to experience what the analysts and associates were actually doing.

Advice

A piece of advice I would share for this experience is be prepared to work a lot. The hours were long but I got used to them pretty quickly because I really enjoyed the people I worked and I also found the work we did interesting so it made the long hours a lot better. But I would go into it expecting to work around 80 hours a week.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people were amazing.

What I wish was different

I wish I was on a different team/project. I didn't really find my work interesting and I didn't have really any input on my project. The one good thing about my project was the complexity was pretty high for an intern.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask many questions. At first I would get stuck on something way to long before asking for help.
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Investment Banking Analyst

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Very well organized program with buddy mentors and intern events. It was eye-opening to be part of the corporate structure of such a large and prominent firm.

What I wish was different

Staffing -- I was assigned to a group without being able to state my preferences.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions, try to meet a lot of people. They want you to learn.
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Analyst

May - August 2017 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

The people and the culture

What I wish was different

Networked more

Advice

Be social
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Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Culture, people

What I wish was different

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Summer Analyst

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The team I worked with was great, they were all wonderful people with great experience, I could not have asked for a better few weeks there.

What I wish was different

COVID forced my experience to be online for the duration of my time here so I did not get a chance to go into the office.

Advice

Take the initiative to meet people you work with as well as others around the firm every opportunity you get, they all take a genuine interest in talking to you and can give you great insight into what a world in the industry can look like.
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Summer Analyst

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Analytical, team-oriented, fast-paced

What I wish was different

I wish the experience would have been in person

Advice

Be proactive!
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Asset Management Summer Analyst

July - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Goldman Sachs hires individuals with a variety of educational background such as finance, economics, chemistry, law, nuclear physics, etc. Being able to work on projects with amazing individuals who can provide different perspectives at a high-level makes team collaboration enjoyable.

What I wish was different

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the internship period decreased and was virtual. Every finance students dream internship is to have a investment banking internship in person and as a result of the pandemic, I was not able to experience my dream internship.

Advice

Goldman Sachs culture, as well as other major financial firms, want individuals who can perform well and consistently, if not, you won't have a job for very long. Performing well at university is very different from performing well in the real world. You may receive a 96% on a project you turned in and never wonder why you didn't get the other 4% for a full 100%. At firms like Goldman, you must turn in 100% quality work every time, if not, it will look extremely bad on you and potentially your team.
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Operations Summer Analyst

July - August 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to network with people! Reach out to anyone and everyone. Everyone I emailed to network with was willing to meet for 15 minutes or more to talk to me about their job and experience.
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Summer analyst

July 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Nice people

What I wish was different

The pay was trash

Advice

Don’t let them work you to the ground
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Brand and Content Strategy Analyst

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Liked working with my team and the projects

What I wish was different

It was remote so it would have been cool to be in person, but I wouldn’t have wanted to be in person during the pandemic.

Advice

Get coffee with as many people as possible.
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Private Wealth Management Intern

July - August 2020 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I liked my experience at Goldman Sachs this summer because I got to learn a great deal about the financial services industry.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had the opportunity to be in person for the internship but I am still grateful for the experience.

Advice

One piece of advice I would give is to constantly network with those around you. By communicating with fellow interns and those who work at the firm you will have a better understanding of the culture and how you can positively contribute.
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Tax Intern

July - August 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

The people I worked with Projects that actually mattered Hands on experience VP's and Managing Directors heavily involved

What I wish was different

It ended up being remote because of COVID

Advice

Ask for feedback from your project managers. It really helps to hear what they have to say!
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Summer Analyst

July - August 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

My internship was originally supposed to be an in-person, nine week internship, however due to COVID-19 it became fully remote and shortened to five weeks. Goldman Sachs did a wonderful job giving the interns the best experience possible without being in office. The projects I was given to work on really gave me a sense of what I would be doing if I were a full-time employee. And I loved all of the people I worked with! They even gave us presentations about life in SLC is like to help give us a feel for the area.

What I wish was different

Honestly, there is not much I wish was different. Because it was virtual, I did not really have any set expectations going into the experience. Of course I wish it had been an in-person experience, but it was the right choice to make it virtual.

Advice

Definitely take the feedback you are given and use it! I had weekly reviews with my manager where I was given feedback on things that I was doing well on and a few things I needed to improve on. This was super helpful because then I was able to improve and become a better intern.
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Engineering Summer Analyst

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the technology I was working with, and the people on my team.

What I wish was different

Due to covid it was remote, I really wish I could have had the same experience but in person.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions!
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Analyst

July - August 2020 • West Palm Beach, FL

What I liked

Fantastic company! Everyone is so willing to help and excited to show up for work every day!

What I wish was different

I wish it were not virtual! Thank you, COVID.

Advice

Be yourself. It is emphasized throughout the internship, but it is absolutely true. You are your best asset and when you are fully yourself you are the best version for your team.
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