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Goldman Sachs

Summer Analyst

June - August 2022 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I loved being challenged everyday, this internship was an ongoing learning experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I hadn't been as nervous to ask questions in the beginning. While this is a natural response, you can miss out on so much knowledge and opportunity if you don't ask questions or make your presence known.

Advice

Advice for anyone trying to gain experience similar to this would be to network as much as possible, either with people already established within the firm, or peers around you. There is knowledge all around you, and it's a great way to gain new perspectives, helpful tips, and connections!
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2022 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Provided me with a great corporate workplace experience, extremely intelligent environment of coworkers, & the opportunity to travel to New York. This experience provided a great opportunity to network, explore the finance industry, and enhance my presentation skills.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been a bit more intellectually stimulating/challenging daily tasks.

Advice

Go into the experience with an open mind and make connections with everyone!
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Summer analyst

June - August 2022 • Cohoes, NY

What I liked

Very informative experience will give you a lot of real-world experience and is an immeasurably valuable experience for anyone interested in finance

What I wish was different

I wish there had been less zoom meetings

Advice

Be yourself, dont stress yourself out if you have made ut this far there is a reason you are here. believe in your own abilities
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Goldman Sachs Analyst

June - August 2022 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Everything was amazing Networking, communicating, professional development skills.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

TO be diligent and organized.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2022 • Newport Beach, CA

What I liked

I loved the company culture at Goldman Sachs. The people are very genuine and want you to succeed. They would take out time from their day to help interns with whatever they did not understand. I also liked the structure of the internship. We got to fly out to Dallas, TX for orientation which was an amazing experience. In the beginning, we did trainings and then later transitioned into doing small tasks in our teams. At the end, the interns had a group project on financial hot topics.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was a little longer than 9 weeks. I had a lot of fun and it was a great learning experience for me.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is to keep going and striving towards what you want to do. This internship allowed me to explore the financial world in terms of wealth management. Although I had a lot of fun and learned a lot from this experience, I realized that this is not what I want to do in the future. I also would advise to network within the companies you work for. Networking goes a long way and you get the chance to get to know people and what they do.
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Technology Analyst

June - August 2022 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Rigorous environment and exciting problems to solve.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

If you get the opportunity to work here, believe that you belong here; meanwhile continue to improve/challenge yourself and take advantage of this rigorous environment to witness just how much potential you have. Joining GS isn't the epitome of your career, rather it marks the very beginning of a rewarding journey that I am grateful to be on everyday.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2022 • Washington, DC

What I liked

- Really smart people that help you learn - Access to senior people in the firm - Client exposure

What I wish was different

- Spent more time learning about the specific asset class I was interested in - Had more opportunities to network elsewhere in the firm

Advice

Attention to detail is often more important than how quickly you complete assignments
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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

Advice

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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

Advice

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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

Advice

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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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