Joey LeDuc is a Finance major graduating in May 2018. This summer, Joey interned at Goldman Sachs as their security Summer Analyst in New York City. For this internship, housing was not provided.
How did you land this internship? It all started upon returning to school my sophomore year, and my first step was becoming involved in the Investments Club and then the Wall Street Scholars Program. After a whole lot preparation, endless networking, and countless interviews throughout my sophomore year, I had the opportunity to intern with Goldman Sachs Securities Division in New York City the summer after my sophomore year. After a quick summer of hard work, I was given a return offer to intern with them again this past summer.
What was a typical day like? A typical day on the trading floor of Goldman Sachs began around 6 or 7 o’clock in the morning, at which point I sat at my computer in the row of desks with a cold brew coffee and oatmeal in front of me. After performing a number of routine morning tasks, like writing up morning market summaries and preparing my calendar for the day, I would shadow full-time employees, grab coffee with colleagues, and work on various longer term projects like pitches and presentations. The environment was constantly buzzing during market hours and didn’t quiet down until 5 o’clock in the evening.
What advice do you have for other students seeking a similar internship? Never pass up an opportunity, no matter what it is. You never know which club, which class, which program is going to take you to that next step towards your career. It never hurts to know too many people or have too many experience under your belt.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship? Eller gave me the tools I needed to succeed in the internship, through the classes I took and the extra-curricular activities that I took advantage of. Every fundamental business course comes into play at some point in an internship on Wall Street, and the knowledge I gained from Investments Club and the Wall Street Scholars Program was invaluable. Additionally, Delta Sigma Pi gave taught me how to be professional and act appropriately in a business environment.