Editor’s Note: This is an installment in the series called Young Alumni. The series spotlights recently graduated alumni who are starting careers and succeeding in the business world.
Sarah Billingsley took advantage of several opportunities at the Eccles School, and she ended up landing a full-time job at Goldman Sachs after graduating in Spring 2015.
“Stand out at your job/internship, but lead the U in your life,” said Billingsley, an analyst at Goldman Sachs here in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Eccles School Blog caught up with Billingsley, and she talked about living a well-rounded college life while keeping your career in mind.
Eccles School: What type of career do you see yourself having?
Billingsley: Well, I wanted to own my company, specifically owning a restaurant or something in shoes! I just wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Eccles School: Who inspires you?
Billingsley: My dad inspires me. He is extremely hard working and values education. He also went to the U and received his MBA there.
Eccles School: What has the David Eccles School of Business taught you?
Billingsley: It has shown me commitment, hard work, stress, how to handle the stress and time management. The biggest thing that it has shown me is how business and people are mixed together and how both can achieve the goals with leadership skills.
Eccles School: What types of clubs/organizations were you apart of?
Billingsley: I was apart of Women in Business. I loved volunteering at Women Helping Women, which is an organization that helps women who can’t afford interview clothes receive the right clothing to help them land jobs.
Eccles School: What tips can you offer future and current students for success?
Billingsley: Go to class and join a club. Getting involved with yoursel