Goldman Sachs is pretty committed towards recruiting more diverse candidates. They have tons of events and programs aimed at recruiting more women, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and also us LGBTQ+ peeps.
Banking is a pretty homogenous environment. Not only is it stressful, but it’s dominated by white, straight, cis men. However, Goldman Sachs is attempting to diversify their candidate range by having programs like GS Pride. In the 2015 Program, they offered interviews for every participant of the Pride Summit.
Official Description of the event on their diversity website:
GS Pride is a “A one-day introduction for undergraduate sophomores, juniors and first year MBAs. Participants learn how to navigate the summer intern recruiting process, participate in career workshops and meet with members of the firm’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Network.”
The Summit is a pretty fun event. If you’ve done other LGBTQ+ business programs or events, your bound to see some of the same people at this event from others. The queer business world is smaller than you’d hope unfortunately. However, they do feature amazing speakers that for the most part are queer and you learn a lot about different industries that Goldman Sachs offers internships in.
Application period is usually in early September and the event takes place in November. Be sure to apply! It’s also all-expenses paid so you have nothing to lose.