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Goldman Sachs

Applications Analyst Intern

June - August 2021 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

I liked the culture where you can ask anyone a question or bring your perspective and there's respect. Coffee chats are a big part of the culture. I also liked the structure of the internship where there is regular check ins and mentors

What I wish was different

Better communication from recruiter and manager. Better sense of the team and division instead of just the overall company

Advice

Ask questions!
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Internal Audit Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The company was great in connecting interns with the rest of the company. You could talk to anyone in the company and everyone was approachable.

What I wish was different

I really enjoyed my hands-on work and connections made, but at times interns made up the majority of my floor in the office, like Fridays because of at-home working allowed, I could have saved a day of travel

Advice

Definitely connect with anyone you can. The more people you know, the better.
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Analyst (Investment Banking)

May - July 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the fact that I was able to challenge a lot of different aspects of myself in the business world. Although they knew that we were freshman who had little to no experience within investment banking, they made the environment comfortable enough to ask any question and learn from your mistakes.

What I wish was different

I wish that the other interns were more diverse. Most of them were coming from prestigious universities with a superiority complex, which made it difficult to interact with them and make genuine connections.

Advice

One piece of advice regarding going into investment banking - know what you're getting yourself into. The people that go into investment banking know that the are there to work and work hard. It's a very cut throat work environment and extremely time consuming. Just make sure its something you truly want before going into it fill-time.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I really enjoyed the flexibility of the location of the internship and all of the perks. I learned a lot about software development and really honed my technical skills.

What I wish was different

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Summer Analyst

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Lots of resources and opportunities to learn skills.

What I wish was different

The hours were long and hard. The culture was pretty face-time based. The work was boring.

Advice

Don't expect the work you do in an entry-level role to be intellectually stimulating!
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Engineering summer analyst

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people and the firm’s focus on helping my professional development

What I wish was different

Advice

Always ask questions when you have them and that everyone around you in your internship wants you to succeed
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2021 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Great mentorship and guidance from everyone on my team. I was able to pick up a lot of technical skills over the course of the internship.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer so that I could get more in-depth exposure to the work we do.

Advice

Utilize your resources and network with people within different divisions of the firm.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2020 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed working in teams and the organized intern project that allowed me to present to the company's chief controller.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more technology opportunities

Advice

Spend time networking! Ask what is appropriate and allocate time each day to get to know people on your floor.
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Fund Accounting Summer Analyst

June - August 2021 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I liked how I was immersed in the team and carried on task and responsibilities that full time analyst completed. I also enjoyed how we were exposed to other peers in different divisions but also had the opportunity to network with senior management.

What I wish was different

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Summer Analyst

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Rotational aspect of the program

What I wish was different

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summer analyst

June - August 2021 • Irving, TX

What I liked

I loved meeting and working with the people I met. I learned a lot from other interns and the full time staff there. I always felt that I came back with more information than the initial question I would ask. I love that in Goldman Sachs, they value diversity of thought and experience. I felt that I was able to make valuable contribution from my background knowledge from my double major in math, finance, and actuary minor. I felt that I grew a lot professionally in a short period of time.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities to collaborate with other interns. I felt there was a lot to learn from my class of interns and they were smart and lovely people.

Advice

My biggest advice is to do your research, ask a lot of questions, and learn how to take constructive feedback. It is better to be over prepared than to be underprepared. Whether you are client facing or not, when you work at Goldman, you will always be speaking to clients or other colleagues. Each person has their expertise others rely on and you never know what questions will be ask and if something you researched will be important! As for asking questions, make sure to ask thoughtful questions. Sometimes questions lead to other questions that may very end up being the solution to a current problem. On the other hand, if there is something you don't understand or want more insight on, make sure you ask for help. People are willing to help you especially your mentors and VP at Goldman Sachs. They really care about your growth and are there for every step of the way. Also, you may be saving more time asking for help than taking a huge chunk of time to solve something that may already have an existing solution for. Lastly, learn how to take constructive criticism. The team you will work with care a lot about your growth, therefore there will be many feedback on your work. This feedback is not only for your growth but also to ensure the quality of the team's group. Take the feedback and move on.
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Trading Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Location

What I wish was different

Rotational nature of summer

Advice

Be ready to network
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Human Capital Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The culture at Goldman was incredible and extremely collaborative.

What I wish was different

People were lowkey judgey and snitches.

Advice

Try to stay organized and take initiative in asking for projects/work.
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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

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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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