Goldman Sachs Summer First Round Interview

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Hi,
I could really use some help with this. I am going to have a first round phone interview for one of the Credit Strategies desks at Goldman. In the job description it says they are looking for a Desk Strategist to join the Strategies team in the Securities Division. I am interviewing with a VP for 45 min... any idea what to expect? Should I expect fit in questions or mostly math / cs? I applied for summer internship.
Thanks a lot!

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Dec 6, 2010

Depends on your background, but off the cuff, I'd expect a lot of fit and, especially since it is a VP, some accounting and technical questions as well.

Dec 6, 2010

You applied for the summer analyst position and you already got an interview? Well looks like I'm not getting ome

Dec 6, 2010

I submitted my resume at a presentation... I didn't really apply for a particular position but they got back to me with this. I have a strong math background. What falls into accounting questions category?
Thanks!

Dec 6, 2010

Financial statement questions - basics should be expected. However, if you have some business or accounting coursework or experience, it can get more detailed such as transaction impact on financial statements, formulas, then perhaps some finance questions as well.

Dec 6, 2010

isnt the summer analyst position applications not due yet? how did you get an interview this early?
did you apply for the accelerated interviews?

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Dec 6, 2010

What are the accelerated interviews and how are they different from the others? I am not sure if I'm interviewing for summer analyst. They mentioned desk strategist in the email. What should I expect from the interview? As I said before I just submitted my resume at a presentation, I didn't apply for a particular position.... I'm a sophomore.
Thanks and I'm hoping for more advices!

Dec 6, 2010

lucky you then, check what position the email said, if it says desk strategist. research what that is and what thats about. also a possible question.

Dec 6, 2010

You are a sophomore? This is for spring insight probably

Jan 14, 2012

No, as he said it's for an SA position. At all the OCR and presentations at targets/Ivies, they'll often take in-person submissions or direct email submissions without making you go through the online application. And why not, they have a better idea of you as a candidate from face-to-face interaction rather than an online printout.

Dec 6, 2010

But I dont see how they could possibly interview for SA so early unless that presentation was for an accelerated program

Dec 7, 2010

Timeline can be different for targets.

Dec 7, 2010
2x2Matrix:

Timeline can be different for targets.

Ouch to the poster above this. lol

Dec 6, 2010

Hi, I passed the first round and I'm going to a round of on-site interviews. Do you have any idea how many make the cut/ what to expect there? I've never been to an on site interview before.
Thanks a lot!

Dec 22, 2010
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