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Goldman Sachs

Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Company culture

What I wish was different

More prep going in!

Advice

Use all your resources- there is so much more than your project work you can take away from an experience like this! Use the time you have to make connections and foster relationships, with peers and leaders in the industry.
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Investment Banking Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great team and a great opportunity to be involved in real deals and get a taste of what a career in investment banking would look like. Strong culture of mentorship and collaboration.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I like how in the program they eventually let us find a group we wanted to work with ourselves. I learned a lot about the field that I liked. I enjoyed the work.

What I wish was different

It was really boring. I'm not sure what needs to be improved on that front, like if its the place itself or it was just my experience there.

Advice

It's definitely something to try, but don't be disappointed if the first team you're placed on isn't perfect. It's sort of a risk that everyone takes.
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Investment Banking Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Hong Kong, Hong Kong

What I liked

Exposure, level of responsibility.

What I wish was different

Work hours.

Advice

Keep informed about Asian markets.
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Asset Management Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The culture and pace of the internship was fast but I learned so much. I had the best summer and think the firm and mentorship was extremely beneficial. I learned way more than I ever could have in the classroom.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Analyst (Investment Banking)

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Fast paced In NYC Lots of responsibility Technical training

What I wish was different

Less competitive

Advice

Be excellent
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people, learning, performing at a high level

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been more clearly defined how I could be doing well.

Advice

Be sure to adjust to the corporate experience
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Sales and Trading Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved surrounding myself with extremely busy people and learning from those more experienced than I.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Operations Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

Hours worked

Advice

Shoot for your dream internship always!
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Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

- learning about something completely new - the fast paced learning curve

What I wish was different

- the culture of the company was a little stifling - my work didnt seem super impactful

Advice

Dont be afraid of unfamiliarity, they will teach you everything you need to know.
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Market Risk Quantification Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

We didn't just have useless intern projects, we actually did work that full time members did when we weren't there, so it really felt like we had an important roll to play at the firm. Also, we were able to have catch-ups with anyone that we wanted to talk to (barring those whose schedules were very full). I really liked how we were encouraged to talk to anyone and everyone about their roles, and we were able to make suggestions about their work. They really have a flat culture, and you get to work with some of the smartest and most interesting people I have ever met.

What I wish was different

I didn't exactly love the work I was doing, Also, this isn't a 9-5 job and they pay you salary not hourly, which is different from most internships. I also wish I got more choice in which team we got placed on, they kind of just told us what team was giving us an offer and matched us themselves.

Advice

I really had a great time! If you really want to work at the firm some of the best ways to gain exposure would be to attend one of their exploratory programs as they recruit from those programs for internships. Also, don't be concerned about not knowing anything about finance - I didn't know any finance at all going in. They really do like to hire students from all majors, so don't be concerned at all!
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Analyst (Investment Banking)

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Hard but rewarding work.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Always have a positive attitude with everything you are tasked with.
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Prime Brokerage and Clearing Operations Intern

June - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I enjoyed the rigorous environment and the real world problems I was able to solve. My team was fantastic, and the organization of the internship is incredible. I had a solid mentor, HCM mentor, buddy on my team, and networking was highly encouraged. I was able to shadow and learn about many teams across nearly all divisions in the firm.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have known there are so many laws and regulations to comply with, so I was unable to do any trading or any other outside activities other than the internship. I wish the internship was more flexible to allow for a few days to be absent, since this wasn't allowed except for extreme cases.

Advice

Be aware that there are so many events created for interns, like "GS Talks" (similar to TED), a pitch competition, get-to-know-you events, and a host of others. Don't be afraid to set up networking visits with people in other divisions, because everyone is willing to meet, even MD's if you schedule far enough in advance and come prepared.
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Securities sales and trading operations analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Paid well and the internship was highly structured. You get to pretty much meet anyone you want as an intern and go a lot of facetime with senior leadership.

What I wish was different

The hours were way too long

Advice

Make sure you take advantage of the fact that you can meet whoever you want and learn as much as you can from the internship.
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Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

The work was fulfilling and I was able to stretch my personal time management level.

What I wish was different

Instructions on how to complete their disclosures encompassing ANY possibility.

Advice

As in life, have an alternate plan.
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Investment Banking Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Quality of the work environment and culture, driven by very smart and team-oriented people. Engaging and stimulating work assignments.

What I wish was different

The hours are quite long, but I don't wish they'd been different necessarily, as I enjoyed most of my time working.

Advice

It's important to consider this job/career path early, if it is of interest to you.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Learning experience

What I wish was different

compliance rules on investing

Advice

Find the right people
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Corporate Statistical Financial Analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Excellent people and work culture, good benefits. Great work/life balance in the division I was in.

What I wish was different

More data science in my job.

Advice

In an internship, make sure you seize your opportunities and don't shy away from taking on new projects, especially if you are find them interesting. Internships are a two-way street and you need to find what excites you the most.
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Corporate Financial Analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The information

What I wish was different

The technology portion

Advice

Never be scared to ask questions
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great culture, great pay, and a ton of learning experiences.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have more time to spend with fellow interns in a non-work setting.

Advice

Getting to know the people who work with and around you is key to your success.
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