The great thing about the program is that we really
received more than a few lectures – we were actually participating
in hands-on activities that gave us a true understanding of the
company and that particular division.
From the program, I rekindled my high school career goal of becoming
a financial planner, but also realized that I wanted to get product
and asset management experience before moving into a client-facing
position. At the end of the program I was invited to return for
a summer internship.
From my experiences with Goldman and other companies I’ve
interned with, I would advise students to attend as many company
events as possible and participate in any externships or exploration
programs that are in line with your interests and career goals.
They serve as great alternatives to get a deeper knowledge of any
firm or industry and its entry-level positions. From these experiences,
not only are students able to tell if the firm or position is a
great fit for them, but it gives recruiters and other professionals
an opportunity to get to know possible candidates outside of the
traditional interview which can sometimes be limiting.
The entire college experience is about discovering who we are and
what we want to do. I have found success by seeking opportunities
to learn as much as possible and making decisions based on my experiences.