Mei Kaslik is majoring in Finance and graduating in May 2018. After graduation, Mei will be working as a Human Capital Management Analyst at Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, UT.
What is the position you have accepted? Human Capital Management Analyst
How did you find this position? I received a full-time offer after interning with Goldman in the summer of 2017. One of the career coaches, Jeff Welter, encouraged me to apply for the internship during my first semester of Eller.
Tell us about the process of interviewing with this company. After applying for three different divisions/locations online, I completed the virtual interview through HireVue. I was then selected for a Superday where I was flown to Salt Lake City for a day of back-to-back interviews before receiving an offer for the Summer Analyst position.
What previous experience have you had that you think contributed to your success securing this position? (ex. campus involvement, leadership, past internship) There are two experiences that I believe contributed most to my success securing the position at Goldman. The first is my professional work experience at Aztera, a local engineering consulting company. I worked at Aztera during my sophomore and junior years and started as an administrative assistant before working my way up to the title of Finance Project Management Intern. This position allowed me to not only learn the accounting and finance behind a small business, but also valuable skills such as time management and basic office etiquette.
I’m also the president of Damascus Road Tucson, where I interned my sophomore year. This internship and club involvement allowed me to learn how to work well with other people both above and below me. I also spent a lot of my internship participating in community service events like running a mobile food bank on campus and handing out free water to students. Employers like to see you’re involved both in and out of the classroom.
What are you most looking forward to about your position/company? I’m very excited to use my finance background in Human Capital Management. One of Goldman’s business principles says that their biggest assets are their people, and I’m excited to work in a division where our job is to work with people and support them. I think my finance degree will give me a unique point of view on my team and allow me to bring a distinctive perspective to my work.
Any word of advice you could give to your fellow Eller Students? It may sound cliche, but my biggest advice would be to stick to it. Even when you’ve been in McClelland for 14 hours and the projects, presentations, and exams seem never-ending, don’t quit. Employers will notice your work ethic and you’ll be thankful for those late nights during the first semester of Eller. The difficulty of Eller prepared me for both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of my internship. I felt just as prepared, if not more than my fellow interns at Goldman who came from colleges and universities all over the country.