I first heard about Goldman Sachs while attending the University of Utah and earning my degree in finance. The firm was mentioned often in my classes and frequently in my readings about the financial industry. It sounded like a place where I could surround myself with bright and ambitious people who would encourage me to continually challenge myself. When I learned about the firm’s growing presence in Salt Lake City, I sought out representatives on my campus to learn about available career opportunities.
I joined as an analyst in Corporate Treasury. My first six months felt like working for an exciting start-up because I joined a newly formed team. We were asked to apply the latest data techniques to make our projections for calculating liquidity even more precise. To that end, we built a modelling platform from scratch. Day-to-day, I help create reports and projections about liquidity to share with internal groups that make funding decisions for the firm.
The firm encourages new thinking and personal growth. The environment here helps me learn and improve, as I’m able to interact with people at all levels of the firm. My managers are always encouraging me to think about more ways to add value, even beyond my current role. I enjoy finding new ways to solve problems, and have been given many opportunities to share my points of view.
Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my wife and two kids. I’m the head chef of my family, so I’m always experimenting with new recipes. My go-to dish is soup dumplings, which I make from scratch at least once a week. We also like to take treks to nearby mountains and lakes. It’s one of many perks of living in Salt Lake City.