- Every year Goldman Sachs conducts a survey of its summer analysts and employees about their likes, dislikes, habits, and predictions. This year, the 2020 class consisted of 2,727 interns and 129 employees.
- Among the key takeaways: The interns expect Joe Biden to be the next president; They say travel will be the industry that will be most changed by the pandemic. and they are much more in love with dogs than cats.
- This year Business Insider got an exclusive insight into the survey results and worked out the highlights.
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Regardless of who wins the US presidential election in November or what the polls are currently predicting, Wall Street is preparing for a volatile ride in the financial markets in the coming weeks.
And now executives have a new group of scholars making predictions about the outcome of the elections: this year's class of summer analysts and staff at Goldman Sachs.
Almost two in three (64%) people were surveyed by Goldman Sachs as part of the elite investment bank annual survey of summer interns I believe Joe Biden, the former Vice President, will defeat President Donald Trump in the November election and bring a Democrat back to the White House.
This is one of the key aspects of this year's poll, which also painted a picture of what is going on in the minds of some future Wall Street heavyweights. (An early career appearance by Goldman Sachs has long been viewed as a path to power on the streets. supposedly attractive more than a quarter of a million students have applied for a relatively small number of positions in recent years.)
The survey, conducted in July, asked summer analysts and employees about their personal habits, likes and dislikes, their thoughts on the future of remote working and wearing masks, and other topics. This year Goldman Sachs, along with a number of other companies, postponed its internship program online as part of the coronavirus pandemic. The program was completed on August 7th.
Continue reading: Goldman Sachs' summer internship goes virtual, joining people like Bank of America and Morgan Stanley who run remote programs
The revelations include some sparkling nuggets, such as the interns' trust that remote work will in some ways stay here; their propensity to pull long hours (almost 40% said they "work as long as possible" before retirement); and other fun tidbits like her love of caffeine, Netflix, and dogs' overwhelming preference for cats.
This year Business Insider got an exclusive insight into the survey results and worked out the highlights. For reference, the 2020 class, whose members had recently retired from the company, consisted of 2,727 Summer Analysts and 129 employees. 52% of the class were women.
In total, they came from 478 schools. Seventy-one percent of the class signed up for work virtually from home, Goldman found, and a total of 71 percent of the class took this survey.
Here's a look at Goldman Sachs' internship class for 2020. Wall Street Chefs: Notice.
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