UPSA students on Goldman Sachs internship


Global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has for the second year selected two students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), to join its Spring Internship Programme in London.

The two-week career enrichment programme gives participants an insight into Goldman Sachs’ business operations and exposes them to a wide range of career opportunities within the financial services industry.

The UPSA duo, are part of a total group of sixteen selected out of over 500 applicants from 20 universities in Ghana and Nigeria.

The students: David Selorm Atsu, a final-year BSc. Marketing major; and Princess Edith Geraldo, a final-year BSc. Banking and Finance major, will join the Operations and Global Investment Research divisions respectively in London.

“I am extremely excited about this internship. The firm selects the best and I am thrilled to have such an empowering opportunity to explore the world of investment banking on a global scale”, said David Selorm Atsu. “My selection is an attestation that UPSA is a force to reckon with as a business education provider in Africa”, he added.

The two students will be flown to London to participate in a series of learning activities that will include presentations to Goldman Sachs’ leadership, conferences, team assignments and other opportunities to foster their professional growth.

“For me this is a great learning opportunity. I am grateful to SEO Africa for the intense interviews, trainings and support”, said Princess Edith Geraldo in a statement signed by Mrs Vera Akumiah, Deputy Director, Public Affairs.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Africa, runs the marketing, recruitment and training for Goldman Sachs in Ghana and Africa.

SEO Africa’s affiliate organisations 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 and excel.


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