Interns Meet Our Chairman and CEO, David Solomon, During an ‘Explore GS’ Session

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

During the session, David covered topics ranging from career advice and the importance of our people to the firm’s focus on our clients, technology and sustainability.  A few highlights from the conversation:

On what makes Goldman Sachs different from other firms:
“I think the big differentiator of this organization is the quality of the people that it attracts, continues to attract, and continues to retain.”

On starting a career coming out of school:
“You're trying to get some experience… meet some people, start to build a network, start to understand what you like or you don't like about work. What better place to do it than an organization […] that has a great reputation for training and developing people, that brands you and opens up opportunities for you to do lots of other things, whether inside or outside of Goldman Sachs.”

On the key to long-term success:
“Ultimately, you've got to find something that you're passionate or interested in but you don't have to find that [on] day one. It's a marathon, not a sprint.”