Lloyd Blankfein's Email to the 2017 Summer Intern Class
The email below was sent by Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, to our new class of summer analysts and associates.
June 8, 2017
Welcome to Goldman Sachs
Each year, I am excited to welcome our new class of summer analysts and associates to the firm. As you spend the coming weeks working side by side with our people, I hope you will feel, as I do, that our culture, commitment to teamwork and preeminent client franchise make Goldman Sachs a rewarding place to work.
During your internship with us, you will learn first-hand about the firm’s businesses, what we do for our clients and our role in the broader economy – including how we leverage our position as a global financial firm to drive job creation and support local communities.
Goldman Sachs is a dynamic place to build a career. In addition to teamwork and collaboration, our culture emphasizes entrepreneurship and innovation in everything we do. Each of your backgrounds represents a collection of diverse interests, skills, and academic and personal experiences. I encourage you to leverage these experiences to find creative ways of contributing your ideas and perspectives to the firm.
One of our most important priorities is identifying the most talented people in our industry — and beyond. This is the foundation of our success. As you integrate into your teams, capitalize on every opportunity to learn from your colleagues, develop new skills and forge meaningful connections with our people and your peers.
My advice to you is to take ownership of your internship experience. By doing so, I am confident that your time at the firm will provide a strong foundation for your future academic and professional endeavors.
Enjoy the summer.
Lloyd C. Blankfein