Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research/Finance Placement/Off-cycle Internship 2013

Goldman Sachs
#1

Hi, I applied in November and I got an email asking me to confirm that I’d do a masters afterwards. Anybody else heard back from GS? Or started interviewing for the above roles?

#2

Hi,

I’ve spoken to some people who have also applied to those programmes and we all seem to have received that email (except we’ll be on a placement year and not waiting to do a masters). No-one I have spoken to has received an interview yet (the Operations placement has started interviews though).

Good luck and tell me if you get an interview :slight_smile:

#3

Hi,

Aww okay so nothing to get excited about then lol

Did you apply first choice to Global Investment Research too?

Good luck to you too! I have no idea how competitive this placement is, but I’m not betting my life on getting an interview by a long shot lol

#4

Yup, my first choice was GIR (specifically ER, what about you?) I definitely don’t think I will get the Finance placement because I didn’t mention it in my 300 word cover letter.

I’ve been told that the placement has about 10 places - more than I’d expect! Not sure if that includes the off-cycle one too.

What masters are you planning on doing?

#5

Same!

And I mentioned sovereign risk, because it’s under finance, but that’s about it lol.

And I’d only do a masters if I got this placement, tbh I have no idea what I’d do it in. Probably something to do with economics, as opposed to finance (studied it for 4 years now, it gets boring) or if I could get into London Business School or do an MBA at Penn, NYU/Columbia I’d be happy lol.

It’s not something I’ve thought about much, only if I secure this would I actually go about considering a Masters. Also, I’d expect them to fund it! Lol

You got to uni in London? I take it your in your second year, so you only applying to placements, no summer internships?

#6

Ah I see. Would they actually pay for your masters? That’d be great if they did haha.

I don’t go to a London uni but I am in my second year. I’ve only applied to spring weeks and placement years but luckily, I’ve managed to get an offer for a placement year from another bank (and I’ve accepted it). I do prefer Equity Research though, so I’m still trying for GS. The issue of reneging and whatnot will be awkward but I’ll cross that bridge if I come to it.

I hope GS replies soon.

#7

Yeahh they would! You’d have to write a business case for it, but it’s something that can be negotiated. My friend was able to anyway.

And congrats! For research too? Or finance?

I hope so too, either way, it would be nice to be put out of our misery. Any idea how long it would take for them to get back to us?

I don’t know anybody else who has applied to the research placement year there annoyingly…

#8

It was for sales.

I know more and more people are getting interviews for summer internships so I’m sure they’ll get back to us soon. Hopefully anyways.

#9

hi~which divisions are getting more people for interviews? do you know the case for operations?

#10

Has anyone heard back for the AM off cycle internship? I also recieved an email asking if I was gonna study a masters.

#11

Has anyone heard back for the Global Investment Research placement? I had my first round interview on January 18th.

#12

Is that for equity research? I haven’t heard back at all…

#13

How many people did they interview on the day?

#14

I had a final round interview, consisting of four ppl. I was interviewing for GIR, four interviews. Very nice experience. Still waiting back for an offer!

#15

Rejection email today for economics.

#16

I had the final round of interviews for GIR - Equity Research last week in London - still waiting to hear from them! I was told to wait for a week for the result.

Anyone has an idea as to how long do they usually take?

#17

Hi noob,

is your the equity research work placement one year program?? I just had my first round interview last week and still waiting for result. From your experience, usually how long it takes to get the first round result?

#18

Hi Celine,

Yes, it was indeed for the research work placement one year program. I had my first round of interview in mid Jan and waited around a week for the confirmation to second round which happened in Feb first week. Best of luck to you!

#19

*Equity

#20

A few good article on Goldman’s recruitment process were in The Gateway a while back, it may be worth checking out, they were extremely useful for me! Think you have to sign up, but it is free: http://thegatewayonline.com/register/home