New analysts in the Securities Division participate in the GS Experience designed to give you the skills, connections and continuous learning to fast-track your career. 

GS Experience

Through a holistic framework called the GS Experience, you will be introduced to the firm’s heritage and culture and have an opportunity to develop a robust, transferable skillset. Prior to joining the firm, you will build a strong foundation and elevate your technical expertise through an online learning platform, Jumpstart Your Learning. Upon joining, you will participate in firmwide and division-specific orientation programs and networking opportunities to support your continued professional development. A multi-channel experience builds upon orientation and addresses your individual needs, interests and business acumen. Beyond formal education, programs are offered that support continuous learning. As a new analyst, you will also have opportunities to connect and collaborate with colleagues across the firm, as well as meaningful access to thought-leaders through an active sponsorship model. Throughout your onboarding and integration, senior leadership will also play a critical role in providing guidance and mentorship to help you succeed. 


You will then participate in the comprehensive First Year Learning Experience, which is designed to develop market and product knowledge across businesses and enhance your technical and professional skills. The program will integrate your experience between the classroom and the desk by providing access to Securities professionals that link content to practical understanding. Ongoing continuing education will be available throughout your career and can be tailored to address your development needs and interests.

After this training period, you will begin work as an analyst on your assigned desk. You will quickly become an integral member of the team, with your own responsibilities. These could include making markets in a variety of asset classes, portfolio hedging and restructuring, helping clients raise capital in public and private markets, structuring derivative transactions, developing trading models and algorithms and securities lending. As your experience and confidence grow, you will take charge of client relationships or some trading activities, depending upon your role.

Typically, the program lasts for two to three years, with many Analysts remaining with the firm and then being promoted to Associates.

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