On the whole, I had a great experience with the firm despite the internship being a completely virtual experience from start to finish. I had the chance to meet a range of employees from different seniority levels and get involved in a variety of tasks and activities, so I enjoyed it a lot. We had the opportunity to also learn about initiatives the firm has going on outside of the day to day work environment.
I really enjoyed it because of the people that I was working with. The opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of training sessions not only for divisional knowledge but personal development. The ability to work on a variety of projects and assist on tasks. It was great to have a wide variety of support not only from your manager but other managers in the global team and mentors and team members. It was great to work on projects that pushed your abilities.
It gave me an opportunity to learn a wide range of skills, as well as to understand the different aspects of the organisation. You get to learn about the whole company, and the different divisions that are involved with the business. You get to meet fantastic people that have worked at the firm for some time, and experience great guest speakers that will tell you about their career and struggles. Overall a fantastic experience and I would recommend it to anyone.
In 2020 Goldman Sachs, because of the COVID situation, decided to provide for its interns a virtual experience. I was really scared that a virtual one will not be complete without going to the office and meeting new people in person. Luckily, people were so helpful and so nice for us! We had a lot of catch-ups with the team, coffee breaks on Zoom or even meetings with the senior leaders. It was a truly enriching experience.
The internship was very enjoyable. You get emerged in the experience from day one and there is constant support from your team and managers. There's also a global platform and directory you can leverage through a virtual experience. There are various senior leaders that you have to check in with, and there is a formal hierarchy, but everyone is approachable. I would say due to the shortened duration of 5 weeks it was much more challenging.
It was truly best job ever. During my previous internship I felt like a useless person with nothing to do and here I've felt really included. I had an opportunity to take part in webinars to get know the company better. I was able to make bond with fellow interns so even that internship was fully remote experience, I've done a lot of networking! Goldmad Sachs is really welcoming environment and I felt safe and included while working here.
Overall the virtual experience was not too bad. It allowed to connect more with senior leaders of the firm and speak to people on the other side of the globe. However, I think that what I missed the most was the between inters interaction. There were not a lot of informal sessions (eg lunch break) in which you could spend time with your fellow interns. Overall, I think that the company managed the situation quite well and offered a good program.
I Really enjoyed this internship and all of the opportunities presented to me to learn. Yes, it was challenging however it was also rewarding. I was included in all of the usual day to day activities in the team and was made to feel included in all of the teams activities. The work that I conducted as an intern had real world positive results and outcomes. This made me happy to dedicate myself to my project.
I definitely enjoyed it! Although it was in a truncated virtual format, all of the essentials of the internships were condensed into this new environment. We still had a lot of intern sessions, sector overviews and people were very willing to network. The work I did was very rewarding: not only did I contribute towards projects that are prepared for publication, but I also had the freedom to be creative and introduce new ideas for frameworks my team was building!
Everyone was super supportive even in the virtual environment. The HCM team has put in a lot of efforts to make sure we got as much interaction with others as possible. They also make it possible for the senior people to have conversations with us, which is really useful.
Overall, my internship was an amazing experience. I participated in a vast range of projects across my division which gave me deep insight into the division and an understanding of the typical activities the teams would engage in. From day 1, I was exposed to real-life work and was seen more than an intern but as a full-time employee. There was a perfect mix of challenges and learning, and I was always encouraged to voice my opinions and add my perspective in meetings.
I really enjoyed my summer internship at Goldman Sachs as even if it was virtual, I had the opportunity to get to know employees inside GS, having sessions about finance, worked on real projects, real time feedback from my Buddy, Mentor and Manager. I think there has been a good mix between sessions with senior leaders talking about their experiences and the involvement in the projects of the division. Even if it has been virtual, it felt like been in the office.