I met with 3 recruiters from Goldman Sachs today who are in search of excellent liberal arts majors to join their Salt Lake City team. Their mandate is to hire 35% of their new recruits from liberal arts disciplines because the company is convinced that humanities majors bring a unique perspective and set of skills to the table.
Basically they are looking for similar underlying traits in all of their candidates: intelligence (3.5 or higher), leadership skills, passion, motivation, curiosity, and communication skills, including foreign-language. It is not uncommon for candidates with these skills to be given training by Goldman in business or operations and then be sent to an overseas office.
Interested? Contact the College of Humanities advisement center for more info.
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