A team of five Ashesi students and one alumna has been selected to join the Goldman Sachs Spring Internship Programme in London. The two-week enrichment program gives participants an insight into Goldman Sachs and exposes them to a wide range of career opportunities within the financial services industry. The team of six from Ashesi, are part of a total group of sixteen selected out of over 500 applicants from 20 universities in Ghana and Nigeria.
Students Frederick Apronti ’16, Ibrahim Soumahoro ’16 and Daniel Obiri ’16, will join the Investment Research, Finance and Investment Banking divisions respectively, while Andrew Abbeyquaye ’17 and Anthony Kwawu ’16 will both be in the Technology Division. Alumna Rhoda Appiah ’15 will work in the Operations Division.
“I am ecstatic about securing this internship and meeting different people from across the world,” said Frederick Apronti ’16.“The spring internship is an opportunity of a lifetime to learn from leaders in the industry, network and work with some of the smartest people in the world. I am grateful to SEO Africa, the recruitment organisation for Goldman Sachs, for their training and support.”
While in London, the team will participate in a series of activities and programs that will expose them to the breadth of the investment banking world. This is the eleventh year in a row, that Ashesi students have been selected to participate in the program. Currently, three Ashesi alumni are employed as full-time employees at Goldman Sachs’ London office.
“Ashesi students demonstrate the intellectual curiosity, drive and ethical conscience required to be successful leaders in the 21st century,” said Sidumiso Sibanda, Managing Director for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Africa, which runs the marketing, recruitment and training for Goldman Sachs in Ghana and Africa.
SEO Africa’s affiliate organizations in the US and in the UK have been working with Goldman Sachs for 36 years, and since 2014, SEO Africa has been working to enhance the Bank’s recruitment and training efforts in Ghana and Nigeria.
Goldman Sachs is a global investment banking firm that offers diverse financial services to a wide client base. Candidates who apply to the firm are evaluated on the core measures of leadership, analytical thinking, teamwork, commercial focus, achievement and the ability to make an impact.