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Goldman Sachs

Securities

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Study for the interview
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Financial Analyst

September 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Being surrounded my intellectual people who are best at what they do. Able to expand my horizons and step out of my comfort zone to work longer hours that surround and depend solely on the financial markets.

What I wish was different

To be honest, nothing as of now. But as time goes on, you’ll be able to realize your priorities and learn from your past mistakes that can help shape your future path.

Advice

If you’re working at the San Francisco office, you have to be in by 6 in the morning as the markets open at 930 eastern time. So, get ready to start waking up early every single day. Also, grow your network, connect with people and get to know them outside the office as well. This increases your chances of being offered a full-time job offer.
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Summer Analyst

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Amazing people - extremely smart and talented, professional growth resources, mentorship program, excellent diversity affinity networks, challenging work, nice office, huge growth and learning opportunity, competitive but inclusive culture

What I wish was different

Better communication between internship program coordinators and direct managers, more support during first weeks while figuring things out

Advice

Leverage the network while you have it. GS is full of the best and brightest individuals, and they all have great advice and insights into the different functions of the bank. Everyone is really excited about meeting the interns and happy to help. It’s a great way to learn about how the bank’s functions interact, find the best team for you, and get to know the firm’s culture. Definitely get to know those on your team and on your floor, but branch out and talk to people from other divisions and from other offices globally.
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Operations Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

The company culture, emphasis on teaching interns about the business and their specific duties, events like the pride parade and our volunteer days, and the support offered when you needed it.

What I wish was different

The amount of time given to accomplish tasks that you haven't fully learned is the same as senior team members, and lots of intern events that take time away from your daily duties

Advice

It's a sprint, not a marathon, be strong, outspoken, but humble, and ask questions often.
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Technology Summer Analyst

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people I met and the learning I gained

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Finding a job is a full time job so treat it like that until you get where you want to be
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Engineering intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

People, work, compensation

What I wish was different

I wish I’ve meet more people

Advice

Be hardworking
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Strategic Relationship Management Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Given real life work, challenged everyday

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

Apply early!
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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 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

The culture at Goldman is very much like a family. They push you to network and grow as a professional, while providing you with hands-on experience within the industry by assigning you tasks that are both impactful and essential to your learning and the firm as a whole!

What I wish was different

Advice

Work hard and never stop working towards your goals. If you want something, demonstrate that you deserve it. Do not be afraid to ask for more responsibility or to fail because at the end of the day, all experiences good and bad make you a better candidate and a better team player.
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Investment Management Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Working closely with clients, learning more about investments and getting a crash course on a lot of technical finance roles.

What I wish was different

A better feedback culture.

Advice

Be sure the culture is a fit for you before you dive in!
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Quantitative Analyst (Finance)

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Interesting mathematical work with opportunity to actually trade in the market.

What I wish was different

Shorter hours.

Advice

Be quantitatively fluent. Be clear and concise and performance-oriented.
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Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I gained a lot of professional experience in a short amount of time. I was thrown right into the daily work of my team and treated was treated as if I was a full-time employee. Interns were given plenty of opportunities to explore other teams and network with people of various ranking throughout the firm. Being able to meet with a VP or a Managing Director was something that was easy to do.

What I wish was different

Having more choice in the team you are placed on would be nice. Being randomly assigned to a team within Operations makes it very unlikely you will be placed on a team you are super interested in.

Advice

The 10 weeks fly by. Absorbing as much as possible every day is super important.
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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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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Project

What I wish was different

interactions with HR

Advice

Don’t be afraid to reach out if you are dissatisfied with your project. Make the most of your summer!
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Investment Management Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Great people and an awesome location.

What I wish was different

Wasn't given tasks that really pertained to the job.

Advice

Try to get in at a different office. I applied for Salt Lake City but I likely would have learned a lot more in a bigger hub.
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Interest Rate Product Product Control

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great company, really smart people, cool environment

What I wish was different

Work was very repetitive. Didn't feel as though we were working towards some larger goal other than making it to quarter end

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to people in different divisions. Everyone is nicer than what Goldman's reputation makes you think
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Summer Operations Analyst

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I loved how diverse the company was, great people and a great experience overall.

What I wish was different

Have more work aligned to my major.

Advice

You have to be a hard worker and very organized.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I loved working in an intense learning environment with smart people. I also loved being able to apply much of my undergraduate finance degree to my relevant field. I loved being able to work for a large company and experience the culture and success of the business.

What I wish was different

Not much! My experience was incredible. I wish I had done more before earlier in my studies to get an internship like this earlier!

Advice

I would recommend that students not sell themselves short. You can accomplish just about anything you set your mind to and work hard to achieve. Goldman Sachs is not out of reach for USU students. Prepare early and do everything you can to get an experience like this under your belt.
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Securities Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was competitive and high pressure. It was very fast paced and there was a steep learning curve. I enjoyed the support from professionals that I received through relationships I built.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more technical preparation on campus before starting the summer. Students came in with different levels of preparedness and I sometimes felt behind the learning curve.

Advice

Have a clear understanding of your skills and interests before hand. Learn how to pitch yourself in 30 seconds to a minute and practice.
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Summer analyst

July - August 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

The valuable education.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to network with more interns.

Advice

Take notes and ask a lot of inquisitive questions.
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