2019 Goldman Sachs IBD Summer Analyst

I don't think there's already a forum on Goldman's 2019 IBD Summer Analyst recruiting process, so figured I'd start one. Please share insights/questions below! Is anyone else recruiting through the accelerated timeline?

Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Timeline

It seems like the recruiting cycle starts earlier every year. While there's no guarantee that the next year's cycle will follow a similar pattern, here is what WSO community members have reported for 2019 SA positions.

Early Action (applications closed May 15th)

  • HireVues: mid to end-April
  • Superdays: invites sent out early May, Superdays held mid to end-May
  • Offer decision deadline: September 1st

Regular: (applications opened July 1st)

  • HireVues: early to mid August
  • Superdays: invites sent early September, Superdays held mid to end-September
  • Offer decision deadline: TBD

Tips for Applying and Interviewing

Network. Network. Network.

HireVues are likely to focus on behavioral questions. Check out this post for specific HireVue tips.

For the Superday, you'll likely have multiple 30-minute interviews. Previous cycle candidates share their experiences in the forum post about GS 2018 Superday.

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Apr 20, 2018 - 12:59pm

"Application Under Review"

"You have not been selected to interview during our Early Action process, however, your application is still under consideration. You will be contacted with an update to your status in the fall. We appreciate your patience."

is that a ding?

Apr 20, 2018 - 1:14pm

My NY app says "Selected for Interview", other locations still say Application Received. No hirevue email yet.


Apr 20, 2018 - 5:28pm

Does anyone know if this hirevue is for all divisions or not? While my IBD status says "selected for interview" and IMD is still under review but under it says you will only complete one hirevue for the recruiting season for all divisions so I am a bit confused.

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:58pm

From what I've heard, your Hirevue will have the behavioral, 1 question for IBD, and 1 question for IMD. If your IMD gets chosen for a Hirevue later, you've already done it. Basically just be prepared to answer an additional question for IMD now.


Apr 21, 2018 - 12:25am

Have you received the Hirevue link yet? I also got the email from recruiter but haven't got any email from Hirevue. (already checked spam/ trach box)

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:33pm

What do you mean by application portal thing is a glitch? I got sent a hirevue as well but the two locations I applied for both said I was not selected for interview in early round. Am I actually still being considered for early action?

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:36pm

It's really not in anyone's best interest to share the Hirevue questions considering they would be giving their competition a clear leg up on themselves.

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Apr 22, 2018 - 2:38pm

Was about to say the same thing.

The only way they'd share them is way later and it'd be of no benefit. Most HireVue's have a deadline after the invitation is sent. For JPM, I had two days to complete mine after the invite.

Apr 23, 2018 - 2:20pm

Under my application portal, it says "selected to interview", but I have not received my email with a HireVue link yet. I am worried that I'd be missing out on the HireVue deadline in case a glitch has occured. This is for IBD 2019 in a non-NY, non-West Coast office

Apr 23, 2018 - 5:17pm

How long has it said that? My email took at least 12-16 hours to come after the portal updated. I would wait another day and then reach out to a recruiter.


Apr 23, 2018 - 6:49pm

SEC is often the one that asks for a stock pitch, but if you have an IB hirevue now I've been told you'll do the GIR/SEC questions now even if they recruit later. so yes, I might prepare for a stock pitch question, but it wouldn't be for your IB app


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Apr 24, 2018 - 2:02am

Former GS IBD analyst here. Just wanted to say good luck to you all! I was pre-HireVue for my recruitment, but if anyone needs a piece of advice, feel free to DM.

Apr 28, 2018 - 7:31pm

@Marunouchi Jungle" Hey thank you!!! I was just wondering and had a question for you. When does GS start your background check once you are offered an SA position?

Do they ask for your transcripts right away or does this happen just before your internship happens?

May 1, 2018 - 9:13pm

I'm not sure if the procedure is still the same but after I got the offer, I received a packet from HCM with all of the documents and papers that I had to sign. I think I had to upload the transcript via online portal when I got the packet ( the packet had the instructions on it). Hopefully this helps!

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:08pm

My GS hirevue said to, "Please complete your interview by April 26, 2018." Does anyone know if this means it should be completed before April 26th? Or can it be completed on the 26th as well?

Apr 27, 2018 - 2:05pm

Just for info and in order to get an idea. Are you guys currently in your last year grad or are you mostly 3rd year undergrad? cos next year (sept 18-june 19) I'll be doing a one year msc. So I'm trying to understand the timing of the applications procedures ;)

Thankss and good luck to all of you!

Apr 30, 2018 - 6:18pm

I'm assuming you guys are in a different cycle because I have won several national stock pitch competitions. Make sure y'all keep up the networking, always pays off!

My superday is later this week and refraining from mentioning which group for sake of my identity.

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:48pm

maybe he is a troll - but GS is quite secretive and they do somtimes have random superdays. it is also possible he may have other big offers so they are letting him have an early superday.

it is also even possible he knows a group very well/partner in a group very well - and this specific group is doing a superday potentially for people who have networked extremely well/have high up connections.

I do not think this is normal though. he did mention stock competitions though so I am not sure if he has an IBD or Securities superday?

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