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Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

The firm picked their brains on everything from how they keep up with the news to how they manage their spending habits.
Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers
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Finance Reporter
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This story originally appeared on Business Insider

Internship season has wrapped up on Wall Street, and young financiers have headed back to school with all the new skills and knowledge they picked up over the summer.

Of course, banks can also learn a thing or two from the young people they hire for a summer.

Goldman Sachs on Thursday released the firm's second annual survey of its global summer intern class. Sixty-nine percent of the firm's 2,500 summer analysts responded to the survey, according to a spokeswoman with the firm. They hail from across the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and are typically 20 or 21 years old and about to begin their senior year of college. 

The firm picked their brains on everything from how they keep up with the news to how they manage their spending habits to their favorite social media apps.

Here are the responses. 

Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

They think AI will have the biggest global impact in the next decade.

They think AI will have the biggest global impact in the next decade.
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They're betting that artificial intelligence and machine learning will have a big impact in the next decade.

Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

They prioritize saving.

They prioritize saving.
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They're already saving for the future.

Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

They are money-conscious.

They are money-conscious.
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They're surprisingly responsible with their money, with two thirds saying they would save or invest an extra $1,000.

Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

They are optimistic.

They are optimistic.
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And they're optimistic about the future, though around one in five mentioned words like "uncertainty."

Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

They are ambitious.

They are ambitious.
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They have ambitions outside of the office: to buy a house or a car, or to form a domestic partnership.

Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

They are tech-savvy.

They are tech-savvy.
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They're high on tech, saying it will be more important to learn Python than Mandarin.

Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

They follow certain people and businesses on social media.

They follow certain people and businesses on social media.
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They love ESPN, Elon Musk, Facebook and WhatsApp.

Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

They are casual.

They are casual.
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They'd like to dress casually at the office.

Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers

They are healthy.

They are healthy.
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And they're somehow finding time to hit the gym.

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  • Goldman Sachs Asked Its Interns About Their Spending Habits, Social Media Apps and Dreams -- Here Are Their Answers
  • 1. They think AI will have the biggest global impact in the next decade.
  • 2. They prioritize saving.
  • 3. They are money-conscious.
  • 4. They are optimistic.
  • 5. They are ambitious.
  • 6. They are tech-savvy.
  • 7. They follow certain people and businesses on social media.
  • 8. They are casual.
  • 9. They are healthy.
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