Careers Blog Year in Review 2019

20 DEC 2019

We take a look back at the 20 most popular careers blog posts in 2019. The articles cover topics such as sustainability, career advice and our summer intern class, to name just a few.

1. 2019 Intern Survey
Each year, we survey our global class of interns. We ask about everything from trust and travel to money and marriage. Check out what they had to say. 

2. Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work: Pronouns
Goldman Sachs launched an internal campaign centered around gender-identity and pronouns, seeking to provide education on what the different types of pronouns are, guidance for the proper way to use them and offering new avenues for our people to proactively self-identify.

3. Interns Meet Our Chairman and CEO, David Solomon, During an Explore GS Session
David Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, sat down with this summer’s interns for his second annual Explore GS session. The Explore GS series provides our interns around the world insights and advice from leaders across the firm.

4. Sustainability at GS: Fostering Our Service-Oriented Culture
As part of our series on Sustainability at GS for the Careers blog, we highlighted a theme from our Environmental, Social and Governance Report and heard from some of our people who do ESG-related work at Goldman Sachs.

5. The Future of Engineering Lies in Africa: Our Annual Visit to Meet Students
Goldman Sachs engineers and recruiters returned from Ghana and Nigeria where they met budding engineers and inspired them to pursue careers in their field in our third annual Africa Recruiting Initiative trip.

6. Justin Tuck: From the New York Giants to Working at Goldman Sachs
Justin Tuck, a vice president in Private Wealth Management, reflected on his journey from professional football to finance – and how football and finance are not as different as they might seem.

7.  A New European Headquarters for Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs opened its new European headquarters in London at Plumtree Court – a state-of-the-art office building with super-modern amenities and sustainability features – right in the heart of the City of London, where Goldman Sachs opened its first London office nearly fifty years ago.

8. Top Tips for First-Time Programmers
Goldman Sachs engineers Atif, Mery and Grant have developed five pieces of advice for first-time coders.

9. Bengaluru Engineering Conference 2019
Bengaluru Engineering hosted the first-ever Bengaluru Engineering Conference to further promote its culture of innovation and learning. 

10. How Goldman Sachs Champions Wellness in the Workplace: A Recap of Our Global Resilience Series
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Goldman Sachs Wellness team kicked off a Global Resilience Series in our offices around the world. The series offered programs and activities to help manage work and life priorities, strengthen relationships and improve overall well-being. Over 4,000 employees globally participated in the series.

11. Meet Our Adopted Pets - and Their Humans
In recognition of National Dog Day on August 26th in the US, we took a look at some of the pets who were rescued from shelters and given new lives by our people. Here are the stories of ten dogs and their families.

12. A View from…Warsaw: Carolina, Operations Division
Carolina, a vice president in Operations in Warsaw, has been with the firm for twelve years and talked about her career and experience in Poland since moving to Warsaw last year. 

13. Mindfulness Over Matter: Promoting Innovative Thinking Among Engineers
In our monthly Inside Engineering series, members of the Goldman Sachs Engineering team from around the world shared stories and ideas they are passionate about with their colleagues. Two team members spoke on the subject of mindfulness, or the act of accessing an efficient way of thinking or being.

14. Advice from Jason Savarese, Securities Division
Jason Savarese, co-chief operating officer in our Securities Division in New York, shared five pieces of advice that he would give his younger self.

15. Goldman Sachs Celebrates Black History Month
In celebration of Black History month in the US, the Firmwide Black Network (FBN), an employee affinity network, sponsored a series of events highlighting the achievements of black leaders and black entrepreneurs.

16. 2019 Back-to-School Reading List
The fifth annual Goldman Sachs Back-to-School Reading List featured a diverse set of books to keep people hooked throughout the fall season. Check out what Goldman Sachs leaders across the firm and the globe recommended reading. 

17. A Day in the Life: Corwin
"Here, I learn and invest in my future." Corwin shows us his Day in the Life at Goldman Sachs.

18. Q&A with Head of Goldman Sachs Services in India, Gunjan Samtani
In this Q&A, we caught up with Gunjan Samtani, head of Goldman Sachs Services in India, on our commitment to hiring top engineering talent and what makes a career at Goldman Sachs in engineering unique. 

19. What Happens When Four Bankers Get Together Over Lunch in Brazil
On the menu: women's representation in the country's financial sector. The four leaders brainstormed the launch of a new program that ran from Q3-Q4 to attract women to the banking industry.

20. A Recap of the 2019 Summer Internship Program
As the summer internship program came to an end, we wished our summer analysts and associates farewell and good luck this past fall. Here’s a look back at some of the fun and memorable experiences our Summer Intern Class of 2019 shared from around the world.