Meet Our People: James
James, an associate in London, works in our Human Capital Management Division in campus recruiting. He discusses the internship review process, what he enjoys about his job, and more. Here's a summary from his full profile:
"Having studied Politics and German, working for an investment bank was not an obvious choice. The internship experience, however, was a valuable opportunity to learn more about the industry and Human Capital Management as a profession."
"I work in the Investment Banking Division graduate recruiting team in London. Our role is varied due to its cyclical nature. Amongst other things, we visit universities and hold informational presentations about Goldman Sachs and manage relationships with university career centers and student societies."
"Reviews are an essential aspect of the internship, as they offer the interns the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their performance. The feedback plays an important role in whether they receive an offer of full-time employment at the end of the summer."
"The most rewarding part of the job is when a new class of full-time analysts begins. Potentially you will have met these new employees for the first time three years ago, on campus at their first recruiting event. You may have fostered the relationship throughout their university career and accompanied them through the spring program and summer internship. It comes full circle when they then join you on campus presenting the firm to prospective recruits."