Careers Blog Year in Review 2018

27 DEC 2018

We take a look back at the 20 most popular careers blog posts in 2018. The articles cover topics such as career advice, our summer intern class and innovation in the industry, to name just a few:

1. 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. Samantha, a vice president on the Engineering Campus Recruiting team, shares her advice for applicants taking the HackerRank assessment.

2. An Introduction to Video Interviewing with Goldman Sachs
Thanks to video interviewing, more candidates than ever are able to interview with Goldman Sachs—from every corner of the world. While preparing for a video interview is similar to any other, we’ll explain how there are a few unique things to consider.

3. Participants in our Africa Recruiting Initiative Share their Stories and Advice
Our Africa Recruiting Initiative aims to engage and recruit engineering talent across the continent. Here, participants share their takeaways, advice for aspiring engineers, and hopes for the future.

4. 2018 Intern Survey
Each year, we survey our global class of summer interns. We asked about everything from artificial intelligence to avocado toast; here’s what they had to say.

5. Goldman Sachs Fall Reading List
In search of a good read? The Goldman Sachs Reading List, now in its fourth year, features a diverse collection of thought-provoking books you won’t want to put down. Check out what Goldman Sachs leaders across the firm and across the globe recommend reading this season. 

6. What Group Speaks 37 Languages and Attends 496 Schools? The Goldman Sachs Summer Intern Class
Approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, from nearly 500 schools around the world, are joining Goldman Sachs as summer analysts and associates this year. They are diverse in their backgrounds as well as their interests and hobbies – globally, nearly half are women and more than 40% are STEM majors– and the class also includes a certified sommelier, former FBI intelligence analyst and two international figure skating champions, among others, and sit in each division of the firm in more than 20 offices around the globe.

7. Interns Meet Our Next Chairman and CEO David Solomon During an ‘Explore GS’ Session
On the day after being named successor to Lloyd Blankfein as the Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, David Solomon, the firm’s current President and COO, sat down with interns for an Explore GS session. The Explore GS series provides our interns around the world with insights and advice from leaders across the firm.

8. Goldman Sachs Hosts Its 2nd Annual Leadership Summit for Students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
One-hundred twenty-three student leaders from 32 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the US convened at the firm’s headquarters in New York recently for the 2nd annual 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. Check out some of the highlights from this year’s summit. 

9. Women Supporting Women: The Power of Networking
Sally Boyle, international head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, discusses the power of networking, as part of our Women Supporting Women blog series.

10. Ask the Recruiters: Graduate Student Edition
We asked two of our recruiters questions frequently asked by graduate students on how they should be approaching the Goldman Sachs recruiting process. 

11. Summer Internship 2018 Recap
As the end of summer approaches we wish our summer analysts and associates farewell. Here’s a look back at some of the fun and memorable experiences of our Summer Intern Class of 2018 in photos from around the world.

12. On Artificial Intelligence and the New Generation of Strats
In Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division, the people focused on structuring, quantitative finance and engineering—known as “strats” within the firm—work in a variety of roles, ranging from modeling risk and writing complex algorithms to engineering technology platforms and analyzing data. Strats are playing a critical role in the transformation of the Securities business as trading has become more electronic. Thalia Chryssikou, co-head of Global Sales Strats and Structuring across FICC and Equities, shares her thoughts on the evolution of strats’ roles at Goldman Sachs and across the industry.

13. Spotlight on Goldman Sachs’ New Dallas Office
Goldman Sachs recently relocated offices to a new building complex in Dallas—the firm’s third-largest office location in the Americas—at the newly renovated Trammell Crow Center in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. 

14. My Summer at Goldman Sachs: Kevin
Kevin joined Goldman Sachs for a 10-week Summer Analyst Internship in Litigation during the summer of 2017. Here he shares some insights.

15. 2018 Spring Exploratory Programs
Our spring exploratory programs are a perfect opportunity for students to learn more about the financial services industry and explore career opportunities at Goldman Sachs. We gathered a few highlights from our 2018 programs including Engineering Essentials, Undergraduate Camp, Women’s Leadership Camp, and Pride Summit. 

16. Goldman Sachs Recognized by Vault as One of the Leading Companies to Intern With
Vault, a career intelligence organization, has released their newest rankings of internships for 2019. Companies are ranked by three categories; best overall internships, most prestigious internships, and industry-specific rankings. Goldman Sachs placed #6 most prestigious and the #8 investment bank to intern with.

17. Ask the Recruiters: When to Start Exploring Opportunities
In our Ask the Recruiter series, our recruiting team answers popular questions and offers their best advice.  In this blog post, Kara, a member of the University Relations Team, and Chauncey, a member of the Diversity Recruiting Team, talk about the best time to explore opportunities at Goldman Sachs, and more.

18. Dane Holmes: My "Killer B’s" - Advice to Make Your Summer Internship a Success
Dane Holmes, Global Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, shares his list of “Killer B’s” for making your summer internship a success.   

19. What Happens When… a Goldman Sachs Analyst Plays eSports with the Pros?
By day, Chris Merwin is a videogame and eSports analyst at Goldman Sachs Research. So what happens when he joins a team of professional gamers to play one of eSports’ hottest games? Merwin visited the Overwatch League’s Blizzard Arena to find out. He joined the Florida Mayhem for a practice match – and an epic beatdown ensued.

20. How to "Make Something Big Happen in the World" and other Career Advice
What’s the secret to launching a business, starting a new job or becoming a leader? At the Goldman Sachs Private Internet Company Conference, we asked five entrepreneurs to share the advice they would give to women starting out in their careers. They explained that while there can be a temptation to second-guess a decision or shy away from making difficult “asks,” those who are resilient and stay true to their visions are more likely to succeed.