Three of the four students selected from Ghana to participate in this year’s Goldman Sachs summer internship programme in London are from Ashesi University. The students were selected from hundreds of applicants who applied from universities across the nation. Students from Ashesi University have for the past three years won the opportunity to participate in the programme.

The three Ashesi students selected this year are Ms. Akuba Boakye, Mr. Charles Agyeman and Mr. Daniel Aduodeh. The three will join some of the world’s brightest students at Goldman Sachs London later in the year. Students are selected after a series of rigorous interviews conducted by officials of the company. The programme is designed to introduce excellent university students from around the world to the workings of a leading global investment, securities and investment management bank.

Mr. Kofi Baidoo, one of two Ashesi student to participate in the Goldman Sachs internship programme last year has been offered permanent employment with the company and leaves Ghana this month to start his career with the leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Olivia Morley, of Graduate Recruitment of Human Capital Management Division of Goldman Sachs had stated “we continue to be impressed with the calibre of students being nurtured by Ashesi University.”

Mr. Kofi Baidoo explains how he feels about the opportunity of working with Goldman Sachs. “I look forward to the phenomenal experience that is Goldman Sachs. It’s a mix of excitement as well as anxiety. I am confident but scared at the same time because of the very competitive environment. The standards are very high but I know with the training received at Ashesi and a lot of effort, I will find Goldman, another home.”