How to be Crème de la Crème at GOLDMAN SACHS

i want to join Goldman once i go to a target IVY for undergrad (17 year old at the moment)

 i want to be better than everyone there in terms of finance knowledge, practical and soft skills . 

i want the MDs to beg me to stay after i tell them that i am leaving for Apollo or GSB 

any unconventional tips for my goal ? 

WSO Elite Modeling Package

  • 6 courses to mastery: Excel, Financial Statement, LBO, M&A, Valuation and DCF
  • Elite instructors from top BB investment banks and private equity megafunds
  • Includes Company DB + Video Library Access (1 year)

Comments (32)

Jul 1, 2021 - 7:40am

move fast. Whenever your around GS people. literally walk faster, run faster, sometimes you gotta get down and slide to them. 

Dance faster, shit faster, eat faster, fart faster. The whole 18 yards

Learn More

300+ video lessons across 6 modeling courses taught by elite practitioners at the top investment banks and private equity funds -- Excel Modeling -- Financial Statement Modeling -- M&A Modeling -- LBO Modeling -- DCF and Valuation Modeling -- ALL INCLUDED + 2 Huge Bonuses.

Learn more
Funniest
  • VP in IB - Gen
Jul 1, 2021 - 4:24pm

If I were you, I'd try to survive without getting beaten up in high school and try to get at least one member of the opposite sex to sleep with me during undergrad.  based on your post, those are going to be bigger challenges than getting into GS.

  • VP in IB - Gen
Jul 1, 2021 - 6:19pm

You're right.  And username checks out.  I should amend to 'try to get at least one person to sleep with you'

  • Intern in AM - Equities
Jul 3, 2021 - 11:54am

While this is probably a troll post, I wouldn't be surprised otherwise having met some of the people in my intern class. 

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Aug 12, 2021 - 2:22pm

This is 100% serious. Ever since I changed my title on linkedin to SA 2022 at an EB, been getting a lot of random high schoolers sending linkedin requests lol. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Aug 13, 2021 - 12:59am

Velit omnis sunt fugiat officiis eligendi velit deleniti minima. Est doloribus delectus ipsam occaecati. Pariatur a eum quos. Numquam repellat molestiae sint animi omnis. Quia cumque voluptatem asperiores recusandae commodi eum.

Start Discussion

Total Avg Compensation

September 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $853
  • Vice President (38) $367
  • Associates (218) $232
  • 2nd Year Analyst (130) $153
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (30) $147
  • Intern/Summer Associate (102) $144
  • 1st Year Analyst (483) $135
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (375) $82