Jun 2012


At a Singapore recruiting event last month, students had the opportunity to meet with Goldman Sachs people, learn about our company—and join with us as we helped the local community.

Fifteen university students teamed up with professionals from across our firm to volunteer with MINDS—the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore. They joined dozens of the organization's members and staff for the event, which was held at the Singapore Flyer—the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.

The lunch outing was part of our firm's Community TeamWorks initiative, which gives our professionals time out of the office to volunteer with local nonprofit groups. Last year, over 26,500 people participated in the program globally, donating over 150,000 hours to organizations in their communities.

For both the students and our employees, the Singapore event was a great opportunity to work together.

“We got to meet some excellent candidates, and I think we were able to show them how important teamwork and community outreach is to our firm,” said one of our employee volunteers. It was equally rewarding for one student volunteer, who said, "I had a really enjoyable time helping out and taking care of the people from MINDS while interacting with the staff of Goldman Sachs.  It was a truly memorable experience and highlights the importance of giving back."