What does it take to succeed as a Securities Analyst Intern at Goldman Sachs?

What does it take to succeed as a Securities Analyst Intern at Goldman Sachs?
2018-06-12T18:10:09Z 1
2018-06-12T18:10:09Z

Former Securities Summer Analyst

almost 2 years ago
First of all you have to keep in mind that it’s very desk-based. Each desk has different cultures, services different clients (e.g. fast money, real money), has different stakeholders (e.g. internal liquidity sourcing, firm wide business strategy group), looks for different skill sets (e.g. traders, quants, structuring, sales), provides different products (e.g. spot, exotics, CDS). Keeping these in mind, you would find that the level of support varies a lot, but overall they do genuinely want you to succeed. I recommend that you read the earlier chapters of “Why I Left Goldman Sachs”. Those chapters contain some very objective overview of the Securities Summer Analyst Program (which is very established). Familiarize yourself with what the earlier chapters talk about and you should be able to succeed in the division — unless you don’t think sales and trading is for you.
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