Bringing Your Authentic Self: A Conversation with David Solomon

Goldman Sachs recently welcomed over 400 recruits to its New York headquarters to connect with Chairman and CEO David Solomon in a fireside chat moderated by Chief Strategy Officer, Stephanie Cohen.

The theme of the event was “Bringing Your Authentic Self,” celebrating passions and unique perspectives. David reflected on his passions outside of work that have shaped him personally and professionally. He also discussed his career path and highlighted the firm’s focus on innovation and opportunity.

Following the conversation, David moderated a panel with current analysts and associates across different groups at the firm. The discussion focused on their experiences here and how Goldman Sachs has empowered them to explore their strengths and passions – both inside and outside of work. Panelists shared advice related to embarking on a career at the firm, one recommendation being to make a list of personal interests, passions and inspirations in order to keep yourself honest. 

After the panel, guests were invited to network with Goldman Sachs colleagues, explore career opportunities and engage in a variety of activities – from getting resume tips from recruiters to taking LinkedIn headshots.