Video: Career Advice from One of Our Bankers

Alison J. Mass, who is co-head of the Financial Sponsors Group in the Investment Banking Division, shares some advice as she reflects on her career in banking.

Alison's list of top career advice:

• Find a career that you truly love
• Invest in relationships with people
• Remember that you can’t be an “A+” in everything, every day
• Define your own fulfillment and figure out what makes you happy
• Be prepared for anything
• Find someone who will give you honest advice—and listen to it
• How you present yourself really matters
• Be confident, yet humble; modest but proud

Biography: Alison J. Mass

Alison is co-head of the Financial Sponsors Group in the Investment Banking Division (IBD). She is a member of the Partnership Committee and the IBD Operating Committee. Alison joined Goldman Sachs as a partner in 2001. Prior to joining the firm, Alison worked at Merrill Lynch from 1990 to 2001 and held several senior management positions in the securities and investment banking areas. Earlier in her career, she worked at Drexel Burnham.

Alison serves on the Board of Trustees of Excellence Boys and Excellence Girls Charter Schools, which are college preparatory public charter schools in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of The School of American Ballet, the Board of Directors of The Mount Sinai Children’s Center Foundation and the Photography Committee at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Alison earned a BS and an MBA from New York University. 

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