I have an interview with Goldman Sachs Tech internship through SEO london. Got the email last week and filled out an application. They confirmed the interview.
If your applying for tech then they expect you to have no industry knowlegde. What i would recommend is:
- practising interview questions (you really get better the more you do).
- Practising you basic IT skills, what is linked list, inheritance and final (java), trees
- Practise your “I want to work in investment banking because…”
- Practise your "I want to work in XYZ company/department because … i) it enables me to achieve my goals by … ii) the team i will be working in has abc qualities iii) the XYZ offers … (i.e. internal mobility)…
- do a quick full time job search on the company’s website or efinancial careers (this ones are so much more detailed) before you go for an interview and memorise what one of the job ads says that person will be doing in that department. so you can answer what will you be doing on your internship with “i dont know because it depends on what will be happening then but i know that in XYZ department there is ABC project and i could potentially be doing (what the job ad says).”
- The company’s CIO’s interviews (tells you about company strategy)
Spend what ever time you have left AFTER doing the above looking at:
7. The company’s website
8. The company’s annual report (ignore the financial figures)
That’s all you need to research about a company. With all this information you’ll be able to ace any interview.