Internship Spotlight – Yuan Yang, Goldman Sachs

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Yuan is double majoring in both Marketing and Management Information Systems expecting to graduate in May 2018. This summer she worked as a Summer Analyst for Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, Utah.

What was a typical day like?

I felt like a full time analyst most of the time. I was given the same responsibilities and also held to almost the same standards. I spent my days on the desk, networking throughout the organization, and working on the intern projects. Sometimes I forgot that I was just an intern for the summer!

What was your favorite part of the experience?

I loved the people I worked with. Goldman Sachs really emphasizes the importance of a positive attitude and teamwork, so everyone I worked with was extremely amiable, intelligent and competent. They were always willing to answer any dumb questions I had and provide continuous feedback throughout the internship.

What advice do you have for other students seeking a similar internship?

While it’s important to perform well, you stand out even more when you have a positive attitude and a willingness to try! Though I had no idea what I was doing the first few weeks of the internship, they reassured me that the technical knowledge was something they could teach me, but a bright attitude is something that is always highly valued and greatly appreciated.

How did Eller prepare you for your internship?

I had many presentations in front of VP’s, Managing Directors, managers and the rest of my team where I was really able to use all the public presentation techniques BCOM had taught me. Additionally, the soft skills I learned, such as emails and memos, were also complimented on by my peers and manager.