Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program 2016

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Hi all,

I found a thread on here for the 2015 Veterans Integration Program and couldn't find anything for the 2016 Program. The application just closed, so I'm wondering if there is anyone out there that is in the same boat and waiting to hear something.

Please share and feel free to PM me!

Comments (121)

Nov 16, 2015

I'm transitioning in January so I applied as well and am currently attempting to connect with past participants. I reached out to everyone who appeared to have been close to the program or had been accepted from WSO, but it looks like most had only a couple posts last year researching and then became inactive on the forum. I was also annoyed to learn that even with a premium account you can't unlimited search on LinkedIn so I have to wait until the first to dig deeper...

Anyway, I'm with you - I'd like to learn more, it seems like a great opportunity.

Nov 28, 2015
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I'm transitioning in January so I applied as well and am currently attempting to connect with past participants. I reached out to everyone who appeared to have been close to the program or had been accepted from WSO, but it looks like most had only a couple posts last year researching and then became inactive on the forum. I was also annoyed to learn that even with a premium account you can't unlimited search on LinkedIn so I have to wait until the first to dig deeper...

Anyway, I'm with you - I'd like to learn more, it seems like a great opportunity.

Search on Google, redirects you to their linkedin page. restrict search results to linkedin

Nov 16, 2015

Thanks, made some decent progress on this the last few weeks - got my invite as well.

Nov 27, 2015

Hey everyone. I just got a phone interview invite. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Nov 27, 2015

I got an phone interview invite through email today.

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Nov 28, 2015

Received a phone interview invite as well. best of luck to everyone!

Dec 1, 2015

Got a phone interview, waiting on the follow-up email to schedule it.

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  •  Dec 3, 2015

I conducted my phone interview. Went really well. waiting to hear if I make super day (dec 23 is when they said I should know.

Dec 2, 2015

Also got the invite for phone interview. Email said I should receive another email between Nov 30 and Dec 4 for scheduling. However, I have not heard anything yet. Has anyone got their interview scheduled?

Dec 3, 2015

I have my phone interview today definitely excited and we shall what happens good luck to everyone!

Nov 28, 2015

I've got my phone interview this afternoon. Will post impressions as soon as I can!

Dec 3, 2015

I had my first round phone interview today. It went well. Not sure if the next step is another round on the phone or the superday itself, but we'll see.

Congrats to everyone who's moving forward!

Dec 3, 2015

If anyone has specific information about this year's VIP, please share:

Expected date of the superday?

internships?

of applicants?

of phone interviews?

Nov 28, 2015

Just had my phone interview, I think it went well. My interviewer was very friendly and had a pretty similar military background to me which helped.

First question he asked was if I was pursuing an MBA, and advised to be up front about it if I wasn't pursuing a full-time hire position because some people try and pretend they're interested in full-time even though they already know they are going to B school. The rest was pretty standard walk me through your resume/why Goldman and then some behavioral questions. He also let me ask 3-4 questions at the end. Interview lasted 40 minutes.

He mentioned that if selected to go on, there may be more phone interviews with MD's or possibly just superday depending on the specific divisions.

Dec 1, 2015

I had my phone interview today, too, and it went really well. My interviewer mentioned that they received around 1,000 applications.

I got the same impression... there could be more phone interviews before the superday, but it all depends on which divisions show interest in your resume.

Did anyone hear the date for the superday?

Dec 2, 2015

Guys, I have not received any email from them for scheduling the interview. The previous email said I should receive an email between Nov 30 and Dec 4. I don't have much time left today. Does this mean that they decided not to call me, even though they sent me a congratulations email. Did everyone in here get their interview scheduling email on time as mentioned in congratulations email?

Nov 16, 2015

Just had my phone interview. Went 49 minutes and was extremely relaxed - just a good conversation with a few questions intertwined. Hoping we don't actually have to wait until the 23rd to hear back from HR.

Dec 10, 2015

Also, had the phone interview with a prior service member not in the divisions I applied to. Seemed more of a basic background check and a conversation. Asked a few questions at the end, but seemed to go well.

Dec 3, 2015

I got a second phone call lined up anyone else get email about another call?

Nov 27, 2015

nope. is it from a division of your choice?

Dec 3, 2015

Yes it was seems like was just a confirmation of my interests and background.

Nov 27, 2015

I had a second call with a division not in my original 3 preferences. They asked if I was interested and I told them yes.

Dec 10, 2015

I did not, but someone I know in the division told me my next word will probably be whether I go to the next phase.

Nov 27, 2015

Would you know what that next phase is? another phone call or the final interview

Nov 27, 2015

Has anyone here pass the CFA exams? Did it appear to make a difference in the resume?

Dec 9, 2015

Had my phone interview on the 3rd and it went VERY well. As others have said we will not find out if we move on to the next round until 23 Dec. They said that super day would be mid-Jan and that the VIP offers get extended 4 Feb (not 100% sure on that last date but right in that time-frame).

2 weeks of waiting, good luck to everyone.

Dec 10, 2015

That's the impression I'm getting, like af2016 said. No second phone interview, just a decision/feedback at the end of the month. We'll see. Good luck.

Dec 10, 2015

Do we have any information on what we will be going through on superday? Is it going to be more behavioral questions or technical questions?

Dec 2, 2015

I finally had my first screening call today. It went well. Lasted about 35 minutes. It was basic like everyone else here. He threw in some very basic technical questions as well, since I had it in my resume. He told me I will have 1 more interview for understanding of my technical background, and then the superday. He said I should hear before next week for more.
prp23p, how did the second round interview go? How long did it last?
Will have my status posted once I get further notice.

Nov 27, 2015

Dkafle6141, so I don't necessarily think it was a second round interview. I actually had this call before the behavioral/fit call. He was a VP from a back office division and he stated that he picked a few resumes from the batch that might be a good fit for the division. I told him that I was interested and after that he said he would put me on the list of interested candidates. He wasn't planning to ask me any fit questions because he knew my other call would handle it. Pretty short call: 10-15 minutes.

Dec 2, 2015

Oh ok. Thanks for the info, prp23p. I am just curious what I might get for my second round. Hope just more technical stuff. I guess I will find out in about a week.

Dec 10, 2015

I put down two divisions because I wasn't sure how many we even could choose. I am interested in a third. Think it's worth reaching out at this point?

Interesting that you got a call like that prp23p. I would take that as a very good sign.

And the Dec 23 date was in the email notification from prior to the phone call, which is why some mentioned that.

Dec 10, 2015

Quiet on the net. Anyone get any word?

Nov 16, 2015

Nothing so far - I'm getting the impression they are going to adhere to their schedule on this one.

Dec 22, 2015

Notification is tentatively scheduled for Dec 23, 2015 regarding on-site interview candidates.

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Dec 3, 2015

Anyone heard anything yet?

Dec 9, 2015

Nothing yet here

Nov 27, 2015

nothing yet here.

Nov 27, 2015

Just got the invite for January 13 at NYC!

Nov 27, 2015

prp23p, congrats.

Nov 28, 2015

Congrats!

Nov 16, 2015

Just received an invite to a back office role. Did anyone receive invites to more than one division and if so were they in the same email or separate emails?

Dec 1, 2015

Got an interview in Dallas!

Dec 10, 2015

Nothing yet. Notification come via email or phone call?

Nov 16, 2015

Anyone hear back from securities?

Nov 28, 2015

Just got a note saying they'd let me know by the 31st

Dec 3, 2015

I got message saying decision for my application won't be till Dec 31. Did anyone receive similar message?

Dec 10, 2015

Same as Gee.

Dec 22, 2015

Hello,

Thank you for applying to the 2016 Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program. We apologize for the delay in providing a status update for your application. You will be notified with an update on your status by December 31st. We thank you for your patience through this process.

Best Regards,
Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program Team

Nov 16, 2015

My invite required that applicants RSVP by the 27th so it may be that you've essentially been wait-listed pending the results. With that said, this is my first experience with such things and I could be way off.

Dec 10, 2015

Well that sucks, but I agree.. Sounds like a wait list. But who knows. Congrats to those invited. Best of luck to all.

Nov 28, 2015

Yep, sucks but definitely feels like a wait list. Ah well, guess we will find out next week

Dec 22, 2015

Till the 31st gents!

Did anyone apply via the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC)?

Dec 23, 2015

Which divisions will you all be interviewing with?

Dec 10, 2015

Curious- what's everyone's military background?

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Nov 28, 2015

Army finance (service academy), headed to b school next fall. What about everyone else?

Nov 16, 2015

Army Infantry JMO with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in English from a Top 40 LAC. MBA from non target in Switzerland. Networked with a handful of folks from my alma mater up to the MD level and applied to FO divisions. Received invite to the Operations superday, which admittedly I hadn't really initially been considering, but I am still very excited to be moving forward and hope I can secure the offer! Good luck to everyone!

From what I understand most of the guys that got FO invites were pretty stacked with ivy pedigrees and Special Ops experience.

Dec 10, 2015

USMC pilot, 11 years. BA not in business. Working on transitioning for an MBA, which led to hearing about this program. Applied NYC IMD and IBD. With age and experience, I was advised by someone I know in NY IBD that an MBA is a solid way to go with Summer Associate work rather than going intern to analyst. I'll keep shooting for a top MBA program and if this works out, cross that bridge when I get to it.

Dec 1, 2015

Air Force contracting officer - BS (service academy) & MS (TX private b-school) in Economics, MPA (east coast flagship state univ)

Dec 2, 2015

Got the superday invite for technology division, NYC. Good luck to everyone who got in. Excited to be a part of it. Let's see how it goes.

Dec 23, 2015

Hey Guys, I'm a little late to the party. I just got my superday invite today to interview with Operations (my first choice). I'm a 16 year USMC Help pilot taking the early out this Summer. Good luck to everyone moving forward.

Nov 27, 2015

It sounds like only the back office roles got their interview notices. Anyone get notices from front office or mid office roles?

Dec 3, 2015

IB and MB divisions sent their invitations on Wednesday (or at least some of them).

Nov 27, 2015

Thanks Niler.

Dec 1, 2015

I received an email today confirming my interest/interview in a second division... It sounds like notifications might not be done yet.

Dec 10, 2015

I just got an email saying I was selected as an alternate. This was different than yesterday's email, but still had the 31st as a deadline. Looks like the wait list theory was right.

Dec 9, 2015

Hey all I got a notification that they were passing me up (good thing to have other offers on standby) but best of luck to everyone.

Nov 28, 2015

Didn't make it. Disappointing but i'll just try my hand the old fashioned way with an MBA internship next year. Best of luck to all moving forward!

Dec 1, 2015

Has anyone gotten their interview schedule yet?

Dec 3, 2015

Received it on Dec 31, along with instructions for logistics

Dec 1, 2015

I hope everyone's interviews went well! Did anyone get any more information on the notification date other than "the last week of January?"

Dec 2, 2015

Yeah the interview went fine. The last week of January, specifically Jan 25 was what I got. Anyone got anything new?

Nov 16, 2015

Seems like they're really going to make us wait this out. Anyone get any feedback?

Dec 2, 2015

Well, I have not got any feedback as of yet. I can't wait any longer to receive some kind of email from them, whichever way it goes. Please update if anyone has heard anything!

Nov 16, 2015

Yeah, I thought my interviews went really well and sent all five of the interviewers thank you notes - not one of them replied so not sure if they're instructed by HR not to reply until the word goes out or if I just went 0/5 with them.

Jan 24, 2016

Like many before, I too am still waiting to hear back. Resigning myself to think I am now no longer a candidate is the option forward. Congrats to those who have been provided updates, and better yet, confirmation they're moving forward.

Nov 16, 2015

They said we'd hear the last week in January and they've been nearly to the minute on releasing results of each round so far - I don't think anyone has heard back so I wouldn't worry quite yet.

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Dec 1, 2015

I got friendly but ambiguous replies to my thank you emails. No official word yet either way. I really don't expect anything until tomorrow at the earliest, and am guessing it will be Friday when announcements go out considering they went right to their deadline on the superday invites.

At least I have 2 and a half feet of snow to shovel to distract me in the meantime!

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Jan 26, 2016

Anyone heard anything yet? Good or bad?

Jan 26, 2016

Still waiting and praying. GS owns 100% of the real estate in my brain right now

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Nov 16, 2015

Just got my offer over the phone. They are looking for responses by Friday so don't stray too far from your phone. Good luck!

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Jan 27, 2016

Any FO offers?

Jan 27, 2016

Did anyone else get an email today from Pria Shah saying:

Thank you for taking the time to interview for the 2016 Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program. As an update - you will be notified of your status following interviews by Friday January 29th.

Waitlist maybe?

Dec 3, 2015

The To line of the email was 2016 VIP Candidates [email protected], which seems to be a standard distro list. I don't think it's a waitlist, but not sure. I suspect phones will be ringing through Friday evening, at which point everyone will have either received an offer or been cut. Cheers to a suspenseful week!

Jan 24, 2016

No email from anyone myself. May be a sign you're in the running. Best to you.

Dec 2, 2015

I received the exact same email myself today. I could not decipher the message either. At first, it looked like a waitlist to me as well, but "To" of email is for VIP candidates in general, so still got hope. Anyway, the email says, by Jan 29th, meaning the offer could be made anytime tomorrow and day after. Fingers crossed. Good luck to all !!

Dec 1, 2015

Ended up with offers from 2 divisions via phone call. Have not received an email.

Dec 3, 2015

Congrats! Were your offers from divisions in NYC, Dallas or SLC?

Dec 1, 2015
Niler:

Congrats! Were your offers from divisions in NYC, Dallas or SLC?

Dallas

Jan 28, 2016

Anyone get an offer from IMD yet?

Nov 16, 2015

Anyone here also in the JP Morgan VIP pipeline? I had my first round for FO this past Monday and am trying to figure out how to get through the process before my GS offer expires. Like to hear if anyone else is in the same boat and how you're working it.

Jan 28, 2016

Longest day of my life...

Jan 24, 2016

Stay strong.

Jan 27, 2016

Just got the axe for IBD. Good luck to everyone else!

Jan 24, 2016

Sorry to hear as I await my call or email. BTW, how did they notify you? Another opportunity is out there for you.

Dec 3, 2015

Mine was a phone call. Good luck man.

Dec 3, 2015

And I'm out. Congrats to those who get/got offers!

Feb 1, 2016

Got the ax for PWM last Fri. They said they'd circulate my resume in case there was interest in another division. Anyone know what acceptance numbers looked like?

Dec 3, 2015

I don't have data on that, but they said something similar to me last year and did not follow-up. If you're serious about working at Goldman, I'd recommend leveraging the contacts you made during this process and immediately applying for direct hire positions, possibly in different locations.

Jan 27, 2016
Niler:

I don't have data on that, but they said something similar to me last year and did not follow-up. If you're serious about working at Goldman, I'd recommend leveraging the contacts you made during this process and immediately applying for direct hire positions, possibly in different locations.

Spot on. However, I want to challenge everyone in this thread to consider something. Are you doing it BC it solely of the name "Goldman"? What are your goals? Do you want to be in a revenue generating position? Or the Goldman name is enough?

There are equally great brands w advertised and unadvertised vet programs (JPM, BAC, C, BCG, McKinsey, etc).

Feb 1, 2016

I figured as much, but that is good advice. I appreciate it.

Nov 16, 2015

Well just had the final round with JPM for FO - hoping they can get back to me before my GS offer expires.

Mar 17, 2016

Question for ya. I am enlisted got out 2013, just finished my BBA Finance already in NYC, Interned at a small middle market from april 2015 - dec 2015. Was hired as an analyst Jan 2016. I am looking to apply to the veteran integration program this year. would you be willing to take a look at my resume for me? If you can it would be a great help.

Or maybe just give me some pointers on things you put down.

Array

Nov 16, 2015

PM me and we can set up a call

Nov 16, 2015

PM me and we can set up a call

Feb 4, 2016

Is anyone on this site that will be in NY for VIP looking to split housing? Right now I am looking at places with one other guy.

Nov 16, 2015

How soon are you looking to get out there? I just accepted with JPM and will start the second week of March and run through the end of May.

Feb 4, 2016

I plan on getting into NY March 20.

Nov 16, 2015

Also not sure if anyone is in the same boat as me being on terminal leave right now and wants to get out of town for a trip before getting locked in the concrete jungle. Planning on heading to South Africa for a couple weeks next Wednesday or Thursday. Probably do two weeks hitting Cape Town, Johannesburg and everything in between. Flying solo as of now, but be nice to have someone come along.

Feb 19, 2016

Late to the thread, but I will be attending the program this year. If anyone is interested in splitting a rental in NYC, please let me know. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Feb 23, 2016

Would be up for splitting a rental as well - let me know. Jdevlin, pm me.