Economics major Zachary Rudolph ’21 has received a post-graduate job offer from Goldman Sachs after interning with Ayco, a Goldman Sachs company, over the summer.
Starting in June, Rudolph will begin his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs Partners and Family Office, a global leader in investment banking and financial services. He will work under a portfolio manager, assisting in wealth management for ultra-high net worth clients in the U.S. He will be based in the company’s headquarters in Manhattan.
“Working under the umbrella of Goldman Sachs gives you an unmatched competitive advantage to start your career and excel throughout. The firm’s history creates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity while working alongside the brightest minds and teams in the industry,” he says. “Joining the team, after spending the summer with them, gives me an exciting feeling about the future.”
While working at Ayco remotely this summer due to COVID-19, Rudolph’s internship was focused on the firm’s financial counseling and wealth management services departments.
“The amount of interconnectivity experienced over the summer with Ayco GS interns and employees across the country created a welcoming and innovative environment that truly set itself apart,” Rudolph says. “The amount of time spent training and developing the interns made us feel a true sense of being a part of the team. Having the opportunity to present our intern summer research project on behalf of my fellow interns to the CEO and executives of Ayco highlighted a great end to an extremely successful summer.”
Rudolph credits the staff at the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, as well as the alum community, with assisting him in his job and internship search process. “The HWS alums that I have found myself reaching out to have been exceptionally helpful, creating lasting mentors,” he says.
He was originally introduced to Ayco in 2019 when Financial Planner Michael Berkowitz ’15 came to campus and offered a presentation on the company.
On campus, Rudolph is also working on a dual minor in international relations and political science. He is a member of the Hobart football team and participates in the Napier Leadership Club and Investment Club.