Dear Stuttering Friends,
We are excited to tell you about the upcoming mock interview event at Goldman Sachs which some of you have heard a little about. George Daquila, a passionate member of the New York City stuttering community, works at Goldman Sachs and is leading their initiative to hire more stutterers. At the same time, we know how difficult it can be for many members of our community to interview; to find employment equal to our skills; and to navigate the workplace, where stuttering is too often stigmatized. So we are happy to announce that Goldman Sachs is reaching out to us with an event specifically for our community.
Goldman Sachs employs over 30,000 people in a large number of different fields—too large for us to be able to provide a complete list of job openings. To explore the divisions of the company, start by scrolling halfway down this page. If you think you may be interested in working at Goldman Sachs, or may become interested in the future, we hope you will register for the event soon, before spaces fill up. The “mock interviews” will simulate real interviews at the company as closely as possible, so you will have the opportunity to practice interviewing realistically but without all the pressure of a “real” interview. You will be able to ask questions and receive feedback about how you did, and there will be time for networking at the end of the day. We are very pleased that as part of the effort George is spearheading on behalf of our community to educate his company about stuttering, the recruiters who will be conducting the mock interviews will have been previously taught a little about stuttering and about etiquette when speaking with people who stutter.
While the environment at this event will be more supportive than it would be at a normal job interview, we want to be clear that this event will be run by Goldman Sachs and is not a support group. The company hopes to become more knowledgable about and sensitive to stuttering and to meet members of our community they would be interested in hiring. And we hope that this event will be helpful to members of our community who would be a good match for the company, especially those who might be hesitant to interview under normal conditions. It happens too often that both the needs and talents of people who stutter are overlooked. So we appreciate Goldman Sachs’s interest in stuttering and in us, and we are grateful to George for making this event possible.
We hope this event will the first of many like it for our community. If you are associated with a company or organization that you think might be interested in connecting with our community, either to recruit or to learn more about stuttering, please let us know. We would love to hear from you!
When is it?
Friday, August 11, 1:00pm–5:30pm
Where is it?
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
Please bring ID. The check-in process will be similar to how it would be if you were arriving for a real interview.
How do I register?
Please go here. There is no fee. Submitting a resume is optional. But bringing one, and ideally submitting one ahead of time, will help the company to match you with interviewers who are a good fit for your interests. You can also receive feedback about your resume, which may be useful.
What is the expected schedule for the event?
1:00pm Building check-in
1:30 Interview #1
2:00 Interview #2
2:45 Remarks and Keynote Address
3:30 Interview Feedback #1
3:45 Interview Feedback #2
4:00 Panel Discussion
4:45 Pizza and Networking
5:30pm End of Event
What if I have more questions?
We are happy to help! Please email us at email@example.com