Careers Blog Year in Review 2017

20 DEC 2017

We take a look back at the 20 most popular careers blog posts in 2017. The articles cover topics such as career advice, our summer intern class and innovation in the industry, to name just a few:

1. Lessons from Lloyd - Advice to Our Summer Interns
Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, recently spent time with the firm’s summer interns from around the world talking about his path to Goldman Sachs, offering career advice and discussing what’s next for the firm.

2. 2017 Back-to-School Reading List
Whether you’re heading back to campus, back to the office or just looking to get back into a routine this fall, the third annual Goldman Sachs Back-to-School Reading List features a collection of books you won’t want to put down. See what Goldman Sachs executives across the firm and across the globe recommend reading.

3. Your Guide to HackerRank Success
HackerRank, a coding-based technical skills and assessment platform, is one of the many tools used by Goldman Sachs to assess candidates for roles within Engineering. Carly, an associate on the Engineering Campus Recruiting team, shares her advice for applicants taking the HackerRank assessment.

4. Summer Intern Survey
This summer, we heard from our interns through the Summer Intern Survey where we asked for various insights relating to what’s important to them and what they are most looking forward to in their careers.  View the infographic to discover key insights about the internship class of 2017.

5. Ask the Recruiter -  Interview Tips
Taylor, global head of recruiting for the Investment Management Division, gives advice to students on acing their next job interview.

6. Meet the Goldman Sachs Intern Class of 2017
Ahead of their first day, our summer analysts filmed their own selfie-inspired videos introducing who they are and what they are most excited for this summer. We shared the video during their global summer orientation. 

7. Spotlight on Careers Salt Lake City
Opened in 2000, our office in Salt Lake City has become one of Goldman Sachs’ largest in the world.

8.  In Conversation with our UK Technology Degree Apprentices
Jo Hannaford, head of Goldman Sachs’ Technology Division for EMEA, talks to our class of degree apprentices working in the Technology Division in London, who are approaching their first anniversaries of working at the firm. They discuss their experiences as degree apprentices so far, technology as a degree and career choice, and their views on the future of technology.

9. Preparing for your interviews: 5 Tips
We highlight 5 tips to help get you started in preparing for your interviews.

10. Former Intern Shares Experiences as a Campus Ambassador Lead
Mark is a former intern and new analyst in the firm’s Investment Banking Division. He reveals his favorite memories from the internship, advice for future interns, and what it was like to be a Campus Ambassador Lead on behalf of Goldman Sachs.

11. Ask the Diversity Recruiters: Navigating On-site Events
Recruiters Chauncey and Adam share advice on navigating on-site recruiting exploratory programs – from application to post-event follow ups.

12. Can You Solve This Pi Day Riddle?
In celebration of the mathematical constant pi, we published a riddle which was later solved. Can you crack the code?

13. Sally Boyle: Women Supporting Women
Sally Boyle, international head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, speaks about the importance of women as role models in recognition of International Women’s Day.

14. Innovation in Digital Finance
Goldman Sachs was recently honored by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies in finance. Head of Digital Finance Harit Talwar discusses the culture of innovation behind Marcus, the firm’s first consumer digital lending platform, and what it’s been like building a start-up within a nearly 150-year-old company.

15. Goldman Sachs Hosts Inaugural Leadership Summit for Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
More than 100 student leaders from 35 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the US convened at the firm’s headquarters in New York recently for the inaugural Goldman Sachs HBCU Leadership Summit. HBCU students joined Goldman Sachs professionals for a three-day event focused on skills-building, networking and exploring what it means to be a leader.

16. Personal Support, Professional Opportunities
Gizelle, a vice president in Global Investment Research, reflects on her personal and professional journey during her ten years at Goldman Sachs.

17. Lloyd Blankfein’s Email to the 2017 Summer Intern Class
Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, sent an email to our new class of summer analysts and associates.

18. Inside Our Environmental Social and Governance Report
Kara Mangone, a vice president on our Investor Relations team in New York, explains the key features and themes of the firm’s 2016 Environmental, Social and Governance Report. 

19. Podcast: A Conversation with Goldman Sachs President David Solomon
In a recent episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, the firm’s podcast, David Solomon, president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs, discusses the rise in passive investing, how technology is making the world more competitive and his 35-year career on Wall Street.

20. Ask the Engineering Recruiter – Experienced Professional Edition
Sugandha is a vice president in our Human Capital Management Division in Bengaluru, India and focuses on recruiting experienced professionals for engineering roles at Goldman Sachs. We sat down with her and asked her to share some advice and insights for professionals who are considering a career with the firm.