Goldman Sachs Sophomore

Anyone here intern as a sophomore at GS IBD? Wondering how the process is like, how competitive, etc.

Sophomores who interned at other BBs, feel free to weigh in as well.

Comments (38)

Dec 31, 1969

hmm, interesting, that's early.

Dec 31, 1969

i know who you are, and you're a major tool - why don't you shut the hell up and go door to door selling douche

Dec 31, 1969

by the way, goldman's soph program is way too competitive for the likes of you, for the few spots they have, they almost all go to ivy kids. give up now. LEH and CS are way too far out for the likes of you.

why don't you go to a "shitty" bank - you have no idea what banking even is.

Dec 31, 1969

I wanted to know if anyone had info on goldman's sophomore program also.
if you do, could you please post what you know or pm me? Thanx.
i appreciate it.

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Dec 31, 1969

I got info about lehman's sophomore rotational but it sounds like another diversity program. Does anyone know of banks that take white male sophomores?

Dec 31, 1969

what a stupid question. Of coure they do- you just have to be worth it. I've seen sophomores get into the best regular SA oncampus recruiting.

The whole point of Dedicated-sophomore programs though is to make sure the minority/female kids know of, and apply to, the jobs come junior SA/full time recruiting.

Dec 31, 1969

Um...the dedicated-sophomore programs give offers to the sophomore SAs at the end of the summer to return as junior SAs, so no, they dont reapply for the junior SA program if it is at the same bank.

Dec 31, 1969

what a tool, you're a tool.

Dec 31, 1969

Who is what a tool and why is everyone attacking him/her ha?

Dec 31, 1969

I they do take white males, but they do primarily target minorities so there are few spots for white peeps.

Dec 31, 1969

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Dec 31, 1969

yes devils I'm aware of that. :)

what it does though is it creates awareness of junior SA/full time reruiting opps to other minority/female candidates even besides those who actually participate.

sophomore SA is not something banks prefer to have- it's really a waste of their time and money. It's really just a result of uber-competitive kids trying to break in as early as possible. But if it increases the eventual applicant pool from which to derive talent or increases diversity, than some banks believe it is worth it.

Dec 31, 1969

You are silly idiots.

Dec 31, 1969

Question: for those who intered at BB's after their sophomore years, what are most of the deadlines to sign? When do most banks ask summers to sign, and when are most school's deadlines for people in that situation?

Dec 31, 1969

March or April if you are lucky. Depends when the program begins.

Dec 31, 1969

citi and bofa take white male sophomores, i believe...lehman's is primarily a diversity program with a few spots (i heard there was even a freshman)

i think jp might have one.

goldman does not accept sophomores for ibanking - you'd have to do asset management, or something else. if you get an offer back, you can re-interview for ibanking for your junior summer - you get to skip the first round 'fit' interview and go to the second.

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Dec 31, 1969

no - but do you have advice on how to get an interview / how to apply as a sophomore for an internship at GS or any other big bank?

Thanks

Dec 31, 1969

congrats on getting the interview as a sophomore-- i second the comment above. mind sharing the how-to's with us?
thanks a bunch and good luck on the interview!

Dec 31, 1969

I attended GS campus information session. They told us to apply on-line, and I did. Other than that, I have no idea what else to tell you. Oh, somehow I had to apply to both through my school's career center and GS website.

Best of luck to you guys too.

Anyone else? Should I schedule for mock interviews?

Best,
SoulSearching

Dec 31, 1969

I am really puzzled.

I got an email saying that I have an interview on this particular date and that I will be hearing from them soon to schedule for my exact interview time slot.

However, when I accessed my GS on-line application, the status says that I am "declined".

What's up with this? Does anyone have the same problem?

Best,

SoulSearching

Best,
SoulSearching

Dec 31, 1969

Depends on your school, but our group at least has not decided yet

Dec 31, 1969

We had on-campus interviews this week for sophomores.

Dec 31, 1969
LoneStarDevil:

We had on-campus interviews this week for sophomores.

Was it a separate process or did sophomores just go through regular OCR first rounds like juniors?

Dec 31, 1969

I'm a freshman at a non-target and it looks like I'll have an internship at a boutique IB this summer. I have high SAT/perfect GPA. Would it be possible for me to get BB IBD as a sophomore or no since I come from a non-target?

Dec 31, 1969
SECIB:

I'm a freshman at a non-target and it looks like I'll have an internship at a boutique IB this summer. I have high SAT/perfect GPA. Would it be possible for me to get BB IBD as a sophomore or no since I come from a non-target?

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Dec 31, 1969

OCR rounds for sophomores only. There was a separate interview day for Sophomores IMD.

Dec 31, 1969

If you're referring to the sophomore spring program, 15 were taken this year.
Although they took more sophomores in other divisions.

Dec 31, 1969

No not the spring program. Unfortunately, my school's spring break matches up with S&T not IBD :( I think there is one over the summer that you have to get invited to.

Dec 31, 1969

People that they like from the spring program can get invited to the summer program and they'll either give you soph summer or junior. Not sure how they decide which

Dec 31, 1969

GS IMD gives out summer analyst offers to sophomores (both GSAM and PWM).

Dec 31, 1969

There is a Sophomore Summer Rotational Program at GS - It is only invite so you can't apply it. You apply regularly and some sophomores get asked to join the program usually when more than 1 division sees you as a fit or wants to look into you. It's 8 weeks and you rotate through IBD, IMD, Securities and Research.

Dec 31, 1969

I've heard its 10-15 in the program, no clue on freshman numbers

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