Finance has long been a difficult industry to break into, especially for people of color. Then when it comes to advancing into management positions, barriers such as nepotism and racism in the workplace can also result in low numbers. To combat this, Goldman Sachs has stepped in with a program just for HBCU students! Over the years, Goldman Sachs has fulfilled a long-standing commitment to uplifting and ensuring access to students of color, and we can’t wait to see more HBCU students added to the legacy!

The Market Madness: HBCU Possibilities Program gives a rare insider opportunity for students to gain access into the world of finance! The virtual semester-long program is like a crash course in financial terminology and concepts, and how to apply them in the real world. As if that wasn’t enough, they have included a stipend for participants, and a case study competition at the very end where students had the opportunity to win funding for their colleges and universities!  The program will last for the duration of the spring semester, from January to April 2021.

Students will be able to have some hard-to-come-by experiences, which will include connecting with senior leaders, building relationships with Goldman Sachs professionals, and ultimately developing the technical and leadership skills needed to thrive in the industry!

To qualify, you must attend one of the 8 partnering HBCUs. The 8 partner HBCUs are as follows: Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, and Spelman College. 

If this sounds like it might be for you, we encourage you to apply! The program will last for the duration of the spring semester, from January to April 2021. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM ET on November 15, 2020. Apply as soon as you can here