About Our Firm
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centres around the world.
We provide expertise and advice in a wide range of financial disciplines across products, industries and regions and report our activities in the following four business segments: corporate advisory, institutional client services, investing and lending and investment management.
At Goldman Sachs, we take great care in identifying the best person for every job, and our various businesses seek the same core qualities in every candidate: a passion for excellence, a belief in the power of the team, integrity, a desire to be challenged, a strong client service ethic and the drive to make a mark on the world. We seek a diverse workforce to meet the unique needs of our clients, so our search for prospective employees is broad and rigorous.
In identifying and selecting recruits, in addition to the above core qualities, we look for those who demonstrate judgement character, analytical/technical abilities, communication skills, intellectual curiosity and leadership potential. We do not limit our search to individuals with a particular degree, major or business background. Instead we consider each person based on the full context of their background, experience and ability to create value for the firm and our clients.
Why should students consider Goldman Sachs?
At Goldman Sachs, opportunities abound for professional and personal fulfilment. Surrounded by exceptional talent in a collaborative and diverse culture, you’ll immediately work on projects of global, economic and social significance. Your vision and energy will be put to use from the start. You’ll get the support you need to contribute and thrive, and challenges that will inspire you to innovate. You’ll be a member of a dynamic team while you grow as an individual. In a multidimensional workplace you’ll find a rich environment for career advancement. The work you do will have a direct effect on business and the community.
At Goldman Sachs, no one is too junior to make a contribution or too senior to listen. Right from the start, your ideas will be considered and your insights can generate action. You will be encouraged to think independently and make an individual impact. You’ll draw individual strength from a highly collaborative, intellectually stimulating environment, and be part of a team that will support your success. You’ll work with experts who can inspire and motivate you, with mentors drawn from the firm’s top talent.
As a new employee, you’ll benefit from comprehensive development programs tailored to your role and experience. And at each stage of your career, Goldman Sachs University will help you build the skills you need to excel. To supplement structured training, formal and informal mentoring programs will aid your progress.