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Caitlin Early '13 Turns Goldman Sachs Internships into Career

Stevens senior Caitlin Early’s plans included focusing on internships as soon as she began her college career. She said she started the search at the Fall Career Fair just a few short months into her freshman year at Stevens. Working with the Office of Career Development, Early laid the groundwork for building an impressive resume early on: at that Career Fair, she landed her first internship at AEP in Columbus, Ohio.

When she returned to Stevens as a sophomore, Early was presented with the opportunity to attend an information session on campus for Goldman Sachs. After applying and having what she calls “a slightly overwhelming seven interviews,” she got the internship. That summer she was an analyst in the service division on an infrastructure planning team. She returned for a second summer the year after in project controls as a project manager. 

After completing her second internship at Goldman Sachs, she received her full-time offer. She accepted the job because she had two great summer experiences with the organization and was confident the role was right for her. Early will be an analyst in the Services Division when she starts in July, though her exact role has not been specified yet.

“That Information Session, hosted by the Office of Career Development, introduced what would be a large part of my life,” Caitlin states. “Who knew it would ultimately lead to my full-time position.”

Early will graduate with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering, a M.E. in Systems Engineering, and a graduate certificate in Financial Engineering. On campus she has served as a tour guide, orientation leader, peer mentor, member of Gear and Triangle, president of Eta Kappa Nu, and took advantage of the Study Abroad program. She hopes to eventually pursue an MBA. 

“I have been provided with more opportunities then I ever expected at Stevens,” Early said. “In my four years I was able to not only enjoy my time as an undergraduate on campus and in Hoboken, but I also lived in Ireland for five months while studying abroad. All that and I was still able to complete two degrees and graduate with an amazing job.”