Goldman Sachs SSG Interview Help

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Current junior at a target school, interviewing for GS SSG on Tuesday morning. I've been told that preparing for the interview is pretty similar to prepping for ibd interviews, but I was hoping that someone might be able to offer a bit more insight as to what I should expect. Does SSG have different technicals that they prefer to ask? Anyone interviewed for this group before? Any help would be much appreciated!

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Nov 9, 2014

Knowing the normal IBD stuff and accounting knowledge is a must. They have different groups within SSG so it really depends on who interview you. If you can show you understand the capital structure and seniority of bonds/where the value breaks, that would be a plus. But it's normal if you have no clue about it since they won't expect you to do anyway unless you have done distressed/RX internship before.

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Nov 9, 2014

So basically, study the fundamentals and pray for good luck?

Nov 9, 2014

Hey just out of curiosity how did you apply? Was there an ssg posting on your schools job board?

Nov 9, 2014

Yeah they are recruiting on campus this fall for SSG and a bunch of other divisions. GS seems to like recruiting my school pretty heavily.

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Nov 11, 2014

how did the interview go? what type of questions were you asked for others that are interested in SSG?

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Nov 11, 2014

how did the interview go? what type of questions were you asked for others that are interested in SSG?

Nov 12, 2014

Please share on what sorts of questions you received!

Feb 11, 2015

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Nov 16, 2014

Questions were a mix of basic IBD questions, with a few geared toward deciding how you would invest in a company. For example, I was asked what factors I would look for if I wanted to invest and gain steady returns year-over-year, why EBITDA vs revenue, walk through DCF, financial statements, what's in an investment memo, etc.

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Nov 17, 2014

were specific cases given, or any brain teasers or general market questions?

Feb 11, 2015

bump curious as well

Feb 11, 2015

Nice congrats. I'd prepare for a bunch of brain teasers. Need a more in-depth understanding of the markets than other applicants. Previous investing / trading experience helpful. Talk intelligently about why you'd pick say, oil futures, and why.

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Feb 11, 2015

any read on what the strategy will be like post volker?

Nov 26, 2014

My friend got the offer. He is not the author of this post.

Nov 26, 2014

When did he hear back?

Nov 28, 2014

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Feb 11, 2015

Hi, I have received an invitation for SSG interview. Could you please share your insights? Thanks!

Nov 27, 2014

And which group within SSG did he get an offer for?

Nov 27, 2014

MSI and AI

Nov 28, 2014

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Nov 28, 2014

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Feb 11, 2015

What was the first round interview like?

Nov 28, 2014

No

Feb 11, 2015

Hi! I recently received an invite to this as well, and was wondering what the nature of the interview process was for you? Would appreciate your help with this! Thanks!

Feb 11, 2015

Hi, I have received an interview invitation, as well. Could you please share your insights?
Thanks!

Dec 1, 2014

Must've been a different school because as far as I know they weren't recruiting for MSI here.

Dec 1, 2014
Dec 11, 2014