Good as Goldman
Andrew Baldwin BS’07
Financial analyst, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
New York City, NY
“After four years of business school, I have no complaints,” he says. “When someone asks me, ‘Why Kelley?’ it’s always an easy answer. All the majors and programs are exceptional.”
When Goldman, Sachs & Co. representatives came to Kelley, Andrew Baldwin was well prepared to land an interview. A member of Kelley’s Investment Banking and Capital Markets Workshop, Baldwin used the vast alumni network to get tips on what the company looked for in potential candidates.
Not surprisingly, this paid off. Baldwin landed a summer internship with the company and is now starting a full-time position with Goldman as a financial analyst. Although Baldwin had set his sights on Goldman as a student, his main concern once he started working there was if the company would be a good fit for him, personally and professionally. “I love the group culture there,” he says. “I was never afraid to ask a question. It is an excellent fit.”
Goldman appealed to Baldwin thanks to its commitment to both its employees and the community. “It definitely stood out for emphasizing teamwork and social responsibility,” he says.
And Baldwin certainly stood out from the crowd for Goldman because of his successes and experiences as a student. Baldwin, a Kelley Scholar and student ambassador, epitomizes the multidimensional graduate that Kelley is known for materializing.
As an undergraduate he spent a semester in Rouen, France, immersing himself in French culture—“I’m bilingual, by U.S. standards, that is,” he laughs—and his junior year spring break in Shanghai and Beijing studying Chinese culture and emerging economies. He acknowledges that his international exposure made him more marketable to his employer.
But it’s not all business for Baldwin. While at IU, he was also premed, and he took the MCAT this summer. He’s also volunteered at two hospitals and shadowed a surgeon to prepare for a potential career in medicine. “It’s a strong possibility,” he says. “I might stay with a reputable banking firm, but I’m confident whether I’m in business or medicine I can help people.”
Baldwin is certain that he will adapt to the challenges he’ll face in a new city with a demanding workload (70-plus hours is a typical work week), thanks to his Kelley education. “After four years of business school, I have no complaints,” he says. “When someone asks me, ‘Why Kelley?’ it’s always an easy answer. All the majors and programs are exceptional.”
- Best thing about Bloomington:
"The under-eight minute timeout in the second half of any Hoosier basketball game as Assembly Hall erupts in unison cheer of the fight song and the court is overcome with a barrage of IU flags. Needless to say, when IU wins—which is often—it is even better!”
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- Advice for Kelley students:
"Your time at Kelley zips by, and the best advice for any incoming student is to constantly challenge yourself scholastically with a diverse curriculum and to be a part of as many organizations as possible. And of course, have fun.”