2019 Goldman Sachs Exploratory Program HireVue

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Hey guys, I just got the HireVue invite yesterday for the exploratory program. Has anyone finished it? How is the question?

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Nov 27, 2018

They asked me the following:

  1. Are you able to attend the entirety of the program if selected?
  2. How do you bring diversity to the firm?
  3. What division are you targeting in the firm?

My friend received these questions as well. Hope this was helpful

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Nov 28, 2018

This really helps! When did you take the HireVue?

Nov 28, 2018

Yesterday. I believe they send out Hirevues every Monday

Dec 3, 2018

Hi did you get the same questions as well for your HireVue interview? Thanks a lot! I get that invite email today.

Dec 4, 2018

I guess everyone's question is different.

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Dec 4, 2018

Thanks a lot! Can I know your question then?

Nov 28, 2018

clutch

Dec 3, 2018

They only asked me one semi-curveball question. They asked how I dealt with an extremely difficult and new situation. Questioning wasn't super hard at all.

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Dec 5, 2018

can I know when you did the interview?

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Dec 4, 2018

Last week I got asked only one question. It was something along the lines of telling them about a skill I learned and how it affected me personally or professionally. Honestly, it threw me for a bit of a loop.

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  • underscore19701
  •  Dec 19, 2018

Have you heard anything back?

Dec 21, 2018

No, I have not.

  • underscore19701
  •  Dec 19, 2018

Have you heard anything back?

Dec 19, 2018

Has anyone gotten a blank email from GS???????? wack

Dec 19, 2018

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Dec 19, 2018

1) target or non-target?
2) when did you apply?
3) how long was your response to the question?

Dec 20, 2018

Target, a few weeks ago, average length. I doubt this has any bearing on the results. Last year's applicants were selected in March.

Dec 19, 2018

I got the blank email as well..error possibly?

Dec 19, 2018

I also got a blank email. lol.....

  • underscore19701
  •  Dec 20, 2018

yes, I need to do my hirevue though

Dec 20, 2018

I got two emails today, one was blank also

Dec 23, 2018

They are still having these?! I had mine like 3-4 weeks ago. I am from a complete non-target (you've more than likely never heard of the city, much less the school), I don't remember when I applied, and I think there was like a minute and a half to answer on HireVu (I honestly don't even remember at this point).

Have we all applied IBD?

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Jan 3, 2019

I was contacted by a GS recruiter today about applying for these programs before the deadline. Are there any ones you guys would particularly recommend?

Jan 7, 2019

Guys I just did mine via Hirevue yesterday and I was like what the heck there's ONLY 1 question. Have you guys all received 1 question or is it just me? Literally was preparing for 2 days and it was over in 2 minutes...

Jan 8, 2019

Lol yea but the email says "Estimated Interview Duration: 5.0 minutes"

Jan 8, 2019

Yeah you do have a point. Guess I'm comparing GS to MS's program. When I did the HIrevue for them it was done in about 6 minutes but 3 questions and 2 tries each.

Jan 8, 2019

Which MS program?

Jan 9, 2019

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Jan 7, 2019

How long after applying did you guys receive the hire view

Jan 8, 2019

About 4 days after with 2 emails following

Jan 8, 2019

Less than a day. Got it Monday morning (1/8) and applied Sunday (1/7).

Jan 8, 2019

Where can I find the app info for this? Not seeing it anywhere for some reason.

Jan 8, 2019

You have to go through GS Events. I was a bit confused at first too. Basically, you register for "the event" and are then able to access the application type stuff. I'm doing my hirevue tomorrow so I'll post an update for those of you who haven't done it yet.

Jan 9, 2019

Oh is this only for diversity students? I'm asian so I probably can only apply to the virtual insight series right?

Jan 7, 2019

How many tries did you guys get for each question?

Jan 7, 2019

1

Jan 8, 2019

Cold-hearted GS only 1 chance hhh

Jan 8, 2019

Did you guys receive your questions in an email ahead of time?

Jan 8, 2019

Don't think so

Jan 8, 2019

Just wondering will everyone applied receive the hirevue invite? I applied like four or five days ago but haven't received the invite yet

Jan 8, 2019

I applied Sunday evening and received mine this morning

Jan 8, 2019

^Likewise

Jan 8, 2019

This Sunday as in 2 days ago or the previous one?

Jan 8, 2019

Sunday the 6th yea. I got an email saying "Welcome to GS Events" and another one saying to complete a task (a questionnaire) asap like the day before.

Jan 9, 2019

Check your junk mailbox. That's how I got mine

Jan 8, 2019

This Sunday as in 2 days ago or the previous one?also did anyone get a confirmation email after they submitted their application.

Jan 8, 2019

Waves of hirevues I believe are sent out every Monday

Jan 8, 2019

What questions did you guys get for those who received the hirevue recently?

Jan 9, 2019

I received the "talk about a skill you learned and how it impacted your professionally and/or personally" question. I don't think it went great, but my response was about 1 minute 15 seconds out of the 2 minutes given.

Jan 8, 2019

Do the GS exploratory programs actually help in getting internships? How exactly do they help given that they don't have superdays attached

Jan 8, 2019

I'm also curious about this. Which programs are you guys eligible for?

Jan 9, 2019

Surprisingly I'm actually eligible for all of them really not lying or faking anything. Background is a bit complex and Econ at my school counts as STEM so...

Jan 9, 2019

Sounds like you're a great candidate then! Good luck with the process!

Jan 9, 2019

Good luck to you too! Great to see you up here and hopefully we all get in

Jan 9, 2019

When are we supposed to hear back

Jan 9, 2019

seems like its one question

Jan 9, 2019

I think we should be hearing back from GS within the next week given that the deadline to apply was within the past week. This would be in line with how they did it last year, from what I've read at least.

Jan 9, 2019

how long were your responses to the hireview? I finished mine early because I was afraid I was repeating myself.

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Jan 9, 2019

depends. Which questions did you cut short? Did you have more than 1

Jan 9, 2019

It was the skill I learned and how it affected my personal and professional life and I only had one.

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Jan 9, 2019

Yea, no problem cutting it short, as long as you answered it. Definitely better than dragging it out and risk repeating or adding info that isnt strong

Jan 9, 2019

Which exploratory programs did you select? curious

Jan 9, 2019

Ok sweet I was stressing that I cut it off. I selected all of them except for the STEM one.

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Jan 9, 2019

Same. How long was ur response? I cut mine after about a min and 15

Jan 9, 2019

I cut mine off close to that too

Jan 9, 2019

Hi ! I have my interview today and wanted to know what questions everyone got ? mine says I only have one question but I'm not sure what it is

Jan 9, 2019

Read the above thread and please change your username. If an employer sees you on WSO, that is very cringe.

Jan 10, 2019

Hey! My HireVue interview is coming up soon. I looked at the questions that everyone said they go but Im not sure if i should only focus on those or try to hit a few behavioral ones just in case?

Jan 10, 2019

Did anyone hear back?

Jan 10, 2019

Just completed this. I was asked one question... "Name one skill that you learned on your own and how this shaped you". Seems like they will only ask one or a couple questions since they have so many applications to review (following the AI screen).

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Jan 11, 2019

Anyone's profile say 81% complete??

Jan 11, 2019

If you click on your profile button, you just need to update more of the information about yourself.

Jan 13, 2019

I think you might be missing your gpa, mine was at 81% too until I updated that then it was at 100

Jan 13, 2019

I got the one question about skills as well, I am seeing conflicting info on here do we hear back within the next week or not until march?

Jan 13, 2019

Everyone's not sure so hang on tight. The results could be out in a week but also could go the other way.

Jan 13, 2019

My program, the woman's program, is on February 7th so I need to hear back soon I think

Jan 14, 2019

Ya I'm hoping we hear soon!

Jan 14, 2019

Does anyone else's say "Date Assigned" January 14???

Jan 14, 2019

Yeah

Jan 15, 2019

Mine says January 15. Any idea what this date means?

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