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Goldman Sachs

Analyst (Investment Banking)

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Great Experience, learning potential and coworkers. I was involved in large interesting deals in a positive work environement.

What I wish was different

Hours were extremely long, sometimes with minimal returns associated.

Advice

Always try your hardest and be open to learning new things. No one knows anything and there is a good deal of value listening to people with more experience than you.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked how everyone around me was extremely intelligent and driven. I worked for a unique group at goldman sachs that was innovative compared to the rest of the firm. They were open to feedback and ideas from all professional levels. Also, they had amazing GS talks that featured meaningful disscusions about diverse topics happening in the world today.

What I wish was different

I wish the culture at Goldman Sachs was more inclusive and flexible. People rarely work from home and seem drained by the amount of hours they have to work. Many people talked about how they had to sacrafice things that were important to them and there is no such thing as work life balance. Also, sometimes the way people give feedback is harsh and discouraging. However, there are many people at the firm who are encouraging and want to see you succeed.

Advice

Find a mentor, sponsor and advocate as soon as you can and make sure you form the relationship organically.
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Operations Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Diversity of thought and inclusive environment Accessibility to upper management Team oriented Incredibly positive work environment Challenging

What I wish was different

Preference for team placement

Advice

Be open and honest about what you want to get out of your internship
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Technology Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Spending the summer in New York was truly an eye opening experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Operations Analyst

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Great business culture. Co-workers were the best part of my day. Day-to-day work and intern project was very meaningful to team

What I wish was different

I wish I had been put on a team where I could use my engineering knowledge more.

Advice

To increase your chances at landing the internship you gotta study the business principles. They are super important!
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Investment Banker

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Firm culture, no facetime, outgoing coworkers

What I wish was different

More firmwide and groupwide social events, more defined group matching process

Advice

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Compliance Intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

This was my second summer interning at GS and the thing that definitely sets it apart is the people. I have never interacted with more determined, kind, and helpful people. Everyone truly wants to see you succeed, especially as an intern. You are given a lot of responsibility but along with that you are also given the tools to manage your workload and succeed.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity, It is worth it to push yourself out of your comfort zone because in the end you end up learning so much and making new connections with different people at the firm.
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Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Amazing people. Everyone around me was super smart. Connections I was able to make were incredibly valuable. Top-class training - I feel like I can take on anything after living through two summers at the firm.

What I wish was different

Wish we had more structured intern events or opportunities to build relationships in non-professional settings.

Advice

Absorb as much knowledge and experience as possible - good training is hard to come by, at GS it's plentiful.
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Business Analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

There was amazing training and opportunities to learn at all times.

What I wish was different

Nothing at all.

Advice

You gotta be open to all opportunities.
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Analyst (Investment Banking)

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I got interesting work but it is not generally the case

What I wish was different

Tough culture and expectations. Long hours and people.

Advice

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Data Analytics Intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The overall work environment, people, events, and resources

What I wish was different

More interesting work and better team environment

Advice

Be humble, get feedback and make actionable change, and put yourself out there. Meet as many people as possible and don't be afraid to ask simple questions.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

People

What I wish was different

Face time culture

Advice

Research is a great place to learn a lot
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Product Control Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The atmosphere and pace of the day. Everyone was very focused on doing their work and doing it correctly.

What I wish was different

There are always things, in your opinion, you wish you could change but everything is and always will be a learning experience.

Advice

Always come in ready to hit the ground running.
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Operations Intern

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I enjoyed the people and the pace of work. I was able to take on 2 more projects than expected by the end of the summer because my team prioritized my development.

What I wish was different

The region around Salt Lake is naturally beautiful, but I missed being in a large metropolitan area.

Advice

Goldman is a place where there is room for every employee to grow and challenge themselves. There is always more work to go around. Be vocal about the skills you want to engage or the challenges you want to meet and you will be given opportunity to do just that.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The experience of working in a big corporate and big city.

What I wish was different

I wish that I managed my time better so that I could finish more features of my project.

Advice

Apply to as many opportunities as you can. You never what suits you if you never try.
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Securities and Commodities Trading Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved being in New York City, working at one of the top banks in the world. It was an incredible learning experience and I grew a lot from it.

What I wish was different

I wish the hours were not as long as they were. Even over the summer, work-life balance was difficult even in the Strats division.

Advice

Ask questions early, and take every opportunity as a growth opportunity..
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Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Working with subject-matter experts and getting the opportunity to learn from experiences professionals. The responsibility given to the interns definitely made us feel valued as employees and the dynamic workflow kept us challenged throughout the course of the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish I had taken more online courses about MS Excel in advance to help me prepare for the internship better.

Advice

Do not be afraid to be yourself, be curious and always be open to learning.
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Operations Analyst

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Experience, Pay

What I wish was different

Department I worked in

Advice

Network early, network hard
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Summer Technology Analyst

May - August 2018 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

Good experience

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Apply to internships early
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Operations Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really liked the culture of the firm and am excited to go back (in a different role). I had lots of opportunities to network and find my way to a division that was more my fit. Every deliverable I had was engaging and a value add to my team, but was able to work at my own pace and take responsibility for managing my time. Overall, the firm runs a very organized and worthwhile internship program that I would definitely recommend.

What I wish was different

I personally didn't like the group that I was in for the summer, and found that often I raced through my work and had a ton of free time--even when asking for more work. I'd definitely recommend proactively taking on assignments and communicating with your manager projects that you might be interested in taking on.

Advice

Be sure to leverage the connections you make over the summer, but also to leverage your Penn network. While I was at the firm I made an extensive spreadsheet of Penn alumni to reach out to over the summer, and that became my biggest resource for networking.
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