Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firms. It offers opportunities to a variety for academics and professional backgrounds including finance, engineering, science, technology and the humanities.
Shubham alongwith 14 students from Kgp got selected for the internship at Goldman Sachs. His internship period was from 14th May to 22nd July (around 10 weeks).
Selection procedures starts with a written test which has an objective and coding questions consisting of the following three sections:
- Computer Science (Coding)
- Data Science (Machine Learning)
- Quantitative Analysis( Quant)
He had applied for coding and quantitative analysis. Coding questions weren’t that tough, consisting of all types of questions from easy, average to difficult. And in the quantitative analysis section, questions were from probability and statistics which were of JEE level.
After the selection test, he was notified by CDC about the Day 1 of my interview.
There were 5 to 6 rounds of interviews and for some there were 8 rounds as well! The level of interview questions were much better than the selection test. People were interviewed by different teams on the basis of their score in selection test. Last year interns worked in 3 different divisions : Security, Risk and Tech. In his interview rounds, most of the questions were on algorithms and data structures. On that basis he got the intern in Technology division.
Mostly, projects were individually allotted but he did his project in a group of two. His job was to improve the algorithm and implement a better one.
Goldman Sachs focuses on a team work. People were very supportive and easily approachable. They were even allowed to wear casuals. There were no time constraints, you have the advantage of time flexibility. Some of them even worked for long hours.
Who can apply?
People who want a career in finance are best suited for the company.but, there are no specific profiles to apply for GS, anybody can apply. And prepare accordingly for the sections you are applying.
You should revise whatever you have studied and specially the topics which are relevant to your profile. Improve your communication skills ,it plays an important role as your first impression.