An Important Change in Our Recruiting to Ensure We Put Students First

29 OCT 2018

Over the years in recruiting for the best talent on campuses, many firms – Goldman Sachs included – accelerated their summer intern interview timeline by shifting it into the sophomore spring semester. At Goldman Sachs, we've taken a hard look at the impact of early timelines on students and have decided that moving forward our firm will open summer intern applications in July and host the majority of our interviews during August, September and October — with no interviews or hiring decisions taken before then.

Our decision is based on conversations with students, university leaders and our own business professionals, which led to a conclusion that accelerated timelines are contributing to a more stressful experience for students and potentially inhibiting them from exploring career options and interests. Given that, we have made the decision to end the practice of early interviewing. 

What does this mean for our recruiting practices?

  • We will continue to visit campuses year round, including during the spring, with the objective of engaging with and educating students about financial services
  • We will continue to run programs for first and second years to introduce the firm and our opportunities

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