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Goldman Sachs

Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people and culture of the firm.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Always be thinking ten steps ahead of your manager and triple check everything you do! Other than that, just be yourself.
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Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was a great learning experience and did not require any background in finance.

What I wish was different

I wish the program was longer and was not a rotational system, so that I could spend more time with one group.

Advice

I would try to get a good understanding of all the groups in the firm as soon as possible; it will be helpful when you have to pick a group to try to return full time with.
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Investment Banking Syndicate Summer Analyst

May - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The firm culture and the people that worked there made the experience a notch above. The quality of work expected and the level of input I could provide was incredibly high and satisfying.

What I wish was different

I wish the process for choosing my full-time group was easier.

Advice

Set expectation from the onset, listen carefully to members of your team, express your interests and abilities clearly, and be straightforward.
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Security Strats Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Very structured internship. Nice people and mentors. Chance to work on large project that will be impactful. Learning a lot

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Sometimes know how to learn is more important than what you learned
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Summer Analyst

May - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great manager, enjoyed working with my team

What I wish was different

Wish I had been on a different project

Advice

Network a lot and talk to a bunch of different people
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people at the firm, the inspirational mentors, the other interns .

What I wish was different

It was great as is.

Advice

Learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable in social and networking scenarios earlier.
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Summer Technology Analyst

May - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was well organized and my coworkers were dedicated to facilitating my learning and contribution to the company.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Try to make the most out of your internship because you won't learn anything if you don't make a concerted effort.
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Asset Management

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I was able to partake in a rotational program that gave me an amazing experience working with different groups, fields, and career paths all within one single firm.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to set more time aside to meet with more people that I was not directly working with.

Advice

It is vital to excel in the specific tasks given to you as an intern, but take it as an opportunity to really get to know those who are working there full time to see if it is a place, not just a company, that you would want to work in the future.
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Intern

May - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really enjoyed the atmosphere. GS is filled with people who have incredibly high expectations and expect excellence, but are also real people and understand that as an intern, you are just learning. Also, it is an incredibly flat organization where interns are encouraged to set up meetings with those higher than them to learn about the business.

What I wish was different

Advice

Push yourself out of your comfort zone immediately and always say yes to new experiences. Obviously reading your audience and time management is incredibly important, but it is arguably more important to make connections and make sure people remember you then it would be to get enough sleep every night.
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Investment Banking Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the nature of the work and the deals that I got to work on. The people I worked with were great and invested in my training and learning. I also was in a group that was fairly social and overall enjoyed my experience!

What I wish was different

I wish that the hours were more reasonable, and that the way people gave me work would be more purposeful and efficient sometimes. There were times I had to redo work because my associate and VP wanted different things, and the MD wanted something else.

Advice

It's important to approach everything with a positive attitude and learn as much as possible during your internship.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great people, hard work, supportive interns

What I wish was different

Wish HR was more communicative

Advice

Learn from your mistakes but also know how to move on from them
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Summer Intern

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I learned more in the 10 weeks that I spent at Goldman than I did in a 10 week quarter at Stanford.

What I wish was different

There is not as much of a culture around team bonding & out of the office activities.

Advice

Be prepared to work hard and invest in taking the time to learning the material that you are working on. It will go a long way.
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Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

It was fast paced, and I had a real impact on the global economy.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t get stuck in the day-to-day of your job. Always try to learn something new every day.
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summer analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the company and the people. Work was challenging but they made it worth it.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Investment Banking Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t overlook the regional office experience! Not being in headquarters means that the deal teams are smaller, so you get lots of responsibility as an intern.
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Analyst (Investment Banking)

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

environment, people, location

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Don't be intimidated by big name companies--even if you don't have a connection, there is still an opportunity to get a job there.
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Operations Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the culture. GS is a nucleus of intelligent people who know how to work hard.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to learn more throughout my rotations, as my manager leaving made it difficult to transiton from team to team.

Advice

Make sure to meet as many people outside of your direct network, mobility is huge.
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Investment Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was an incredible place to spend a summer with talented & driven employees.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Make the most of every project / task you are given. You may only have one chance to make an impression on any given colleague or manager.
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intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The team

What I wish was different

The project

Advice

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Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Getting to learn about the work culture and meeting employees and interns.

What I wish was different

I wish I had learned more about the firm prior to the first day.

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to different people to network!
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