Goldman Sachs Virtual Insight Series

Being that I was ineligible for all diversity events, I registered for the Goldman Sachs Virtual Insight Series, which seems to be a virtual networking event. I just received the e-mail for the HireVue, with one question in a separate e-mail.

The main e-mail says the interview length is around 10 minutes, while the other e-mail says the question is 2 minutes. Will there be other questions on top of the one in the e-mail?

Has anyone been in this program before? Is it even slightly useful? If they do select me for this virtual tour, is that the kind of thing I should put on my resume when looking for an actual internship.

I am a sophomore at a Canadian semi-target.

GS Virtual Insight Series: Goldman Sachs Exploratory Program


The Goldman Sachs Virtual Insight Series is a popular student program designed to help prospective GS employees learn more about the firm and interview process. Per GS, you will be able to "experience the learning and networking opportunities of our in-person camps from your own mobile device through this multi-day, flexible hour live learning series." You can gain exposure to multiple career paths and build the skills you need to successfully interview for the prestigious bank.

One WSO community member @777new , who went through the program explains:

The program is very helpful. It lets you know how you need to prepare for interviews for internships etc. It also tries to develop your "relationship" building skills over networking. Lots of professional skill building and stuff like that. Quite general. Probably helped in demonstrating interest and good to pop into your "why GS" answers, but you could find all the info they give you on their website or WSO.

Event has (there was more, here are a few things that I remember)

  • practice hirevue
  • kick off calls/recruiting webinars with HR
  • informational calls with analysts/associates/VPs in several different divisions (not one on on, more of a conference format with Q&A)
  • resume and interview office hours
  • Most of the events last year were either after hours or do on your own time, and everything was optional
  • There were also like 5-6 options to attend each event

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Comments (102)

Mar 15, 2017

I was selected for the hirevue interview as well, but for a diversity cornerstone event. To my knowledge it is only for that one question that they answer.

May 2, 2017

What is the insight series like?

May 2, 2017

Also wondering the same thing. What is the interview question and what exactly does this insight series provide?

Array

May 2, 2017

bump

Don't say this in a banking interview:

Which superhero would you be and why? I want to be like Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor - me.

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May 2, 2017

I also got in.
Pretty sure they invite practically anyone, and it's just a virtual presentation with a chat box kind of deal. Really not useful beyond saying that you went to it, and heard [insert name] speak about ...

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May 2, 2017

I had a practice interview on hirevue for GS that was 10 minutes and then my real interview was one question which was about 2 minutes.

Feb 7, 2018

Hi, do you mind sharing what the interview question is? Thank you!!

Jun 2, 2018

Hi! how did the program go for you? did you get an offer?:)

May 20, 2017

Just got the invite as well for the virtual insight series. The event page says it is invite only and that I shouldn't forward to anyone who is not registered for it. Does that mean that this is a selective event?

May 20, 2017

I got this as well but I never applied to it... it seems to be a multi-event/webcast type of program for a couple of weeks.

May 22, 2017

It is selective. That is what the recruitment division told us at the undergraduate camp.

May 22, 2017

The program is very helpful. It lets you know how you need to prepare for interviews for internships etc. It also tries to develop your "relationship" building skills over networking.

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May 23, 2017

Is this program selective-- I got invited, but I didn't apply? Also, can anyone tell me more about it. From what fellow monkeys are saying its like a network builder/ learn about the firm type thing?

May 23, 2017

^ likewise. Did you participate in one of the diversity programs they had this spring?

I also think this insight series is different from the one you can apply to (along with undergrad camp, etc.) which seems to be a one day virtual event.

May 23, 2017

Hey! No I did not. Although, Goldman had a networking event at my school called "2017 Goldman Sachs Symposium" that I attended/got invited to.

May 23, 2017

I got an invitation for it two weeks ago and my registration deadline was 5/14 or something around there. Seems like they sent out a second wave of registrations for students who did Undergraduate Camp? I think everyone who attended some sort of diversity programming this semester (the women's event, the LGBT event, or Undergraduate Camp) got an invite.

May 23, 2017

Did anyone get in without having registered for a diversity event? I was actually rejected from this. I might be the only one who didn't get in.

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Jun 8, 2017

Same here--did you ever figure out why?

Jul 31, 2017

Has any one whose done the Virtual Insight Series and has already applied received a Hireview yet for what ever division

Jul 31, 2017

Yes

Dec 26, 2017

Anyone know what to expect from the Hirevue I just got the invite, and was wondering what type of question it might be.

Jan 9, 2018

wondering the same

Apr 27, 2018

Anyone get news within the last 2 weeks if they got it?

Thanks

May 31, 2018

I just got an acceptance into it

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May 31, 2018

Same, hoping it is helpful it some way or another.

May 31, 2018

lol same! i think they just put all the rejects of the in-person programs into the virtual series.. not sure what an 'extraordinarily accomplished and academically talented group of applicants' we actually are lol. and curious if it will help us in any ways in the upcoming gs recruiting cycle

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May 31, 2018

for those who have done it before - what do we actually do?

May 31, 2018

I did it last year. Got a GS offer this year in the early period but did not take it.

Event has (there was more, here are a few things that I remember)
- practice hirevue
- kick off calls/recruiting webinars with HR
- informational calls with analysts/associates/VPs in several different divisions (not one on on, more of a conference format with Q&A)
- resume and interview office hours

Lots of professional skill building and stuff like that. Quite general. Probably helped in demonstrating interest and good to pop into your "why GS" answers, but you could find all the info they give you on their website or WSO.

May 31, 2018

do you think this event helped you with GS or did you come from a target/do a lot of networking

May 31, 2018

Got accepted, is this actually as selective as they say and I'm not diversity either....Anyone have any info on the program or anything in general lol

May 31, 2018

does this put you on the pipeline for GS's normal recruiting cycle?

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May 31, 2018

Event starts June 4th Monday at 9AM. What happens if most of us have internships from Mon-Fri working the 9-5pm? Is this something worth getting out of work for?

May 31, 2018

Most of the events last year were either after hours or do on your own time, and everything was optional (there were probably 30 events all in) so don't feel bad if one doesn't work for your schedule.

There were also like 5-6 options to attend each event - so the 9am might be a kickoff call, but they'll have a bunch of kickoff calls at different times throughout the week. Don't ditch work for it.

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May 31, 2018

are most of the kickoff calls between 9-5 or would you say a good portion were after 5?

Jun 1, 2018

Did anyone get any rejections? I haven't received an email yet

Jun 4, 2018

same here. I probably got rejected... :-( not sure why, though. My friends all got in and I have better GPA with roughly the same ECs....

Jun 4, 2018

Has everyone received login details ? email or Phone?
Does it start at 9am EST or your own timezone?
Thanks!!!

Jun 4, 2018

Haven't received anything and I'm in EST

Jun 4, 2018

received anything yet?

Jun 4, 2018

has anyone else still not received anything yet? its 9:10am over here and i have yet to receive an email.

Jun 4, 2018

received anything yet?

Jun 4, 2018

nope... its 957am now, getting a bit concerned haha

Jun 4, 2018

If anyone received anything
or can access the virtual series
please comment and let us know? Thanks!!!

Jun 4, 2018

I also am part of the Virtual Insight Series and did not receive an email since I was initially accepted

Jun 4, 2018

I'm guessing there have been no events yet?

Jun 4, 2018

Bit late to the thread as it is 1:55 pm EST over here but I haven't heard anything about login/access details yet.

Jun 4, 2018

Does anyone know a phone number or email address that we can send and enquiry to? I also didn't get the link and there seems to be no clear way to communicate with the organizer.

Jun 4, 2018

I also see no person to reach out too. There is no email or anything

Jun 5, 2018

Do you have any ideas about what to do? I emailed a couple of generic GS customer service and recruiting emails but haven't had a reply. I don't want to let this whole insight series go by...

Jun 5, 2018

Yeah I understand what you are saying. I have a feeling that they may just be behind or something. Im going to spend more time today looking for someone to email

Jun 5, 2018

On GS.com it is also no longer showing that I RSVP'ed yes for the event. Not sure if that is a big deal or not though

Jun 5, 2018

says the same for me... no RSVP

Jun 5, 2018

anybody get anything???

Jun 5, 2018

oh nvm I actually just got the first email

Jun 6, 2018

same

Jun 6, 2018

Could someone on the 8pm session PM me the link to the webinar? I register for the event but never received the login info

Jun 7, 2018

Hey, this same thing happened to me! I signed up for the 8 pm and never got the email. I reached out to Goldman this morning to try to figure out why I did not get an email.

Jun 7, 2018

I attended the webinar yesterday - does anybody know the next steps?

Jun 9, 2018

They are going to send weekly emails to set up events

Jun 7, 2018

Can anyone who participated in this series last year speak to how much/if it increases your chances of receiving a superday if you don't completely bomb the HireVue?

Jun 10, 2018

Bump

Jun 10, 2018

I barely got the acceptance email today. No further instructions were emailed after I RSVPed

Jun 11, 2018

they mentioned in their first email that we would complete a survey by 10 Jun... anyone received anything like that?

Jun 11, 2018

I sent them an email about it this afternoon and they just sent me the survey link

Jun 11, 2018

okay it was in the junk.

Jun 11, 2018

Does anyone know when the actual work will start coming, I received the survey but I'm a little confused on why we haven't started doing anything yet.

Jun 12, 2018

Just received my survey yesterday it was quick. They will have an event tonight at 8PM

Jun 12, 2018

Were you able to register for the event? I could not locate the 'register' button on the site for tonight's event.

Jun 12, 2018

I was not, I'm sure they send a link soon

Jun 12, 2018

Tonight's event is just the same as last week too right? This is just for people who missed the same 'Getting to Goldman' event if I'm not mistaken?

Jun 12, 2018

Yeah it is. I don't know about you all but every time I try to register, the page just says there is an error.

Jun 12, 2018

Is there a link to it? or how will we access it?

Jun 12, 2018

No tonight is Resume development

Jun 12, 2018

No, that's is tomorrow and Thursday. All on the schedule for today is 'Getting to Goldman 1' a repeat of last week's program

Jun 12, 2018

Has anyone received instruction for tonight's event?

Jun 12, 2018

not yet

Jun 13, 2018

was anyone able to register for the resume events? i could not find the register button.

Jun 14, 2018

same here. when i click on the times it brings me to a nonexisting page

Jun 14, 2018

anyone able to sign up for the 8pm EST resume hours event for tonight 6/14? i'm not able to register

Jun 14, 2018

No I haven't either, this is just one big mess

Jun 14, 2018

factsss bruhhh

Jun 14, 2018

anything??? the time has passed for all?

Jun 18, 2018

Has anyone been able to do any webinars? I haven't received anything since the survey links last week

Jul 12, 2018

Did anyone else get a Hireview today?

Jul 12, 2018

Bump. I'm wondering if it will count towards actual applications or if it is strictly practice. Obviously everything should be treated like an interview, but I'm curious

Jul 13, 2018

yeah the email calls it a "mock hirevue" so strictly just practice

Jul 13, 2018

Yeah, it's practice though. The real one will probably come out in the next week or so

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