It Is 3 Times Easier To Get Into Harvard Than To Become A Goldman Summer Intern

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While the acceptance ratio at Harvard, the lowest of any university, is 5.9%, Goldman Sachs has just topped it for 'exclusivity'. As Gary Cohn explains in this brief Bloomberg clip, the firm hired 350 summer 'intern' analysts in its investment-banking division from a pool of more than 17,000 applicants - an acceptance ratio of 2%. It seems the firm has no problem attracting 'talent' but it remains in second place for most 'difficult' job to attain... behind flight attendant at Delta Airlines.


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Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:51 | 3611664 falak pema
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talk about career planning for baby boomers :

Paetraeus and the MIC connection allows a private equity firm first insight into "developing countries".

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:58 | 3611692 nope-1004
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Did you say "flight attendant"?  Check out this flight attendant dress-alike that works at JPM, skip ahead to 2:20.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:13 | 3611742 economics9698
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Harvard = 70% Yid, 20% minority, 5% gay and 5% Republican white male.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:18 | 3611758 kaiserhoff
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Hard to get into Goldman?

    Not if you are Bangladeshi.


Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:38 | 3611807 economics9698
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"Hard to get into Goldman?

    Not if you are Bangladeshi."

A sighed contract with Lucifer works.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:11 | 3611907 Freddie
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Yup.  Beelzebub runs the HR Department at Goldman.  Check our soul at the door.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:44 | 3612030 flacon
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I used to work for Merrill Lynch. It wasn't such a big deal. About 10% of my coworkers were WASP, the other 90% were Some sort of Asian or Jewish. 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:52 | 3611856 They trynna cat...
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Gotta love the fact that the people who founded Harvard (white Christian males) are now the least welcome in it.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:33 | 3611989 I am more equal...
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The coat of arms says 'Veritas' 

Latin meaning truth

Harvard has transformed it to Truth, depends on the desired outcome. 


Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:23 | 3612328 InanimateCarbonRod
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Veritas Macht Frei.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:51 | 3611665 MiltonFriedmans...
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I want to work at the Glodman Sachs...
What a fucked up world we live in.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:52 | 3611673 francis_sawyer
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I've often thought about becoming a golf club...

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 23:17 | 3612607 Agent P
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"I gotta go to college...I gotta."

"Oh Danny, this isn't this Russia? This isn't Russia, is it?"

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:52 | 3611674 SolidSnake961
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17000 noobs

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:03 | 3611706 Cobra
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And a multiple of rookie mistakes, just waiting to be had...

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:12 | 3611910 Ratscam
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did i hear kids twice? what a fucking arrogant shill he is!

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:53 | 3611675 prains
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well if crime pays what do you expect . fucking change it

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:46 | 3611839 TheGardener
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we got interns into deals. get it ?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:56 | 3611686 molecool
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Nah you guys don't get it - from the 17,000 who applied probably only 500 were qualified. Thanks to a complete breakdown of the U.S. educational system basic math skills are a rare commodity these days ;-)

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:51 | 3611850 TheGardener
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Recommendations from someone who could matter as in the old days.

But an intern these days is also an intelligence asset,
so it is rather easy to get an intern placed accordingly.

Sh.. I`m talking the book, time to retire...

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:09 | 3611900 Ballin D
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They dont give a shit if youre good at math. Theyre looking for good looking girls, guys they want to hang out with, boss' kids, and a few workhorses.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 23:38 | 3612652 pitz
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There is nothing wrong with the applicant pool.  All 17,000 were likely qualified.  But the simple 'math' of it is that only an extremely small portion are going to be called in for interviews.  Probably not based on merit, but some other set of criteria.

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 03:16 | 3612815 molecool
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I was being facecious mate - I'm sure everyone applied was great in math ;-)

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:57 | 3611690 Legolas
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I think the reason why it's so hard to get a summer internship is because so few candidates look like they're 10 or 11 years old.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:57 | 3611691 Stanley Lord
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Oh please stop, this is something I can find at Business Insider, my brother in laws niece was hired at GS for the summer, she is dumb as a box of rocks, but she looks great in heels. True.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:57 | 3611721 Cobra
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+1. Hired the hottest 300 chicks. I watched the video... "We have no shortage of 'talent' laying, ummmm, applying for this position."

EDIT: 285 hot chicks and 15 motivated young coke dealers... Totally covering these ever increasing expenses.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:33 | 3611789 falak pema
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as long as she kicks her heels up and stays dumb when the rock hits her box she'll be fine in the sach of goldman's cove. The rocks of that tribe will be cueing to get a second bite  at bottoms up.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:58 | 3611695 Kirk2NCC1701
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Many are called, few are chosen.  God works in mysterious ways. It is said.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:23 | 3611769 kaiserhoff
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What does god have to do with it, Kirk?

  The Lloyd works in mysterious ways...

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:59 | 3611697 IridiumRebel
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Just sell your soul to the Devil directly. 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:00 | 3611699 Aurora Ex Machina
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Um, "Ok". Astronaut, anyone?

Btw - Harvard has several sections of preferred places, so that's hardly surprising:

Harvard’s acceptance rate for legacies has hovered around 30 percent—more than four times the regular admission rate—in recent admissions cycles, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 told The Crimson in an interview this week. [Source 2011]


You give big, your kid gets in. Hardly exclusive. (Oxford / Cambridge / Sorbonne, however...)



For the record: GS interns might be fairly exclusive, but it's no 0.1%, that's for sure. Dorsia, anyone?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:14 | 3611747 Thisson
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Only 20% of Harvard students are accepted on the basis of merit.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 22:53 | 3612559 TNTARG
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The deep, shitty hollow of the Ivy League, mandatory path to Wall Street corruption's Inferno:


Warren, Obama, and Harvard's Culture of Corruption


For Third-raters Who Want to Get Into Harvard, It Helps To Have Parents With $10 million to Grease the Skids"

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:02 | 3611702 The Abstraction...
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Only the most corrupt degenerates get into Goldman Sachs.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:04 | 3611712 SolidSnake961
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correction: promosing young smart guys and sexy girls that eventually become pricks after the internship

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:05 | 3611713 nasa
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How much cash stolen was from the parents of the 350? 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:09 | 3611730 Aurora Ex Machina
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How much soul stolen was from the parents of the 350?



Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:09 | 3611725 FleaMarketPete
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The kids that got GS offers at my school were definitely not the brightest but did look like A&F models and the GS recruiters looked like NJ strippers.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:10 | 3611731 semperfi
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well, you have to be trained how to be a good criminal before you go into practice

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:11 | 3611735 Cobra
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Spot the condescending 'know-it-all' on this thread.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:33 | 3611788 Two Feet Studs Up
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How many of these "exclusive" class of people go on to fuck over the world?

Maybe this guy could speak to the new interns:

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:45 | 3611834 vegas
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If my kid did either I'd beat the hell out of him for being an idiot.



Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:51 | 3611849 nbsharma
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Now that this banking propaganda is back, one really has to wonder how short our memories are.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:53 | 3611860 Frank N. Beans
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my nephew's wife's sister works full time at GS as some kind of gold analyst, whatever that is.  She nice looking too.  I think they just let her get married and have a baby even. 


Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:10 | 3611904 nope-1004
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Does the baby look like a young Lloyd, or a Mini Me?


Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:26 | 3611961 reTARD
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The Cheesepopes are just protecting their territories:

American Medical Association, American Dental Association, state bars, American Bankers Association, academics, political think tanks, etc.

... all serve to "protect the public" by limiting the number of doctors, dentists, lawyers (the ones who can charge the big buxs), bankers/banks (the ones who can never get into trouble with "the law"), etc. allowed and to the right proportions of Cheesepopes to Goy.

... there by protecting their jobs/livelihoods and creating artificial shortages of the above professions.

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:59 | 3613795 monad
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The Guilds

Gub squeezes the guild in the name of the proles, guild squeezes the proles and kicks 1% to the gub, who then kicks 1% down to the grateful proles.


Thu, 05/30/2013 - 20:16 | 3612139 pitz
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They shouldn't be paying their employees so much (and robbing the shareholders) if that many qualified people are lined up to be a part of their business. 

Why is it the free market for us not in the banking system, but som sort of oligarchy for those who are employed by these outfits?  Why does Goldman hate its shareholders so much? 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 20:58 | 3612248 optimator
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If I were younger I'd work for Goldie for nothing - as a janitor.  Selected items from the trash would make me rich quick.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:31 | 3612345 InanimateCarbonRod
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Daddy has lots of $$ with firm. Check.

Had my BM last year.  Check.

Morally bankrupt.  Check.

Sociopathic tendencies well hidden thanks to years of country club associations. Check.

Likes the Benjis.  Check.


Hey look at me I'm an intern!

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