Banking on a bright future
By Andy Gregory
On his first day at Goldman Sachs in London Patrick Inshuti, Class of 2021 joined a Zoom call to meet the group of computer scientists he’d be working with.
Inshuti has had hundreds of Zoom calls since but remembers this one well because of how diverse the team was — four males, four females from various backgrounds — and how it reminded him of his experience at NYU Abu Dhabi.
“NYUAD exposes you to people from different places with different views so it was an easy transition,” he says. “I was immediately able to fit in and integrate myself into a culturally diverse team. A culture where everybody is represented makes it so much more welcome.”
What you’ll be doing as a computer scientist is not necessarily what you think you’ll be doing, so always be open.
Inshuti started as an intern at Goldman Sachs, one month after graduation, and quickly transitioned into a full-time role as an engineering analyst. He’s responsible for developing software solutions that help internal departments be more efficient.
Unsurprisingly, expectations at the global banking giant run high. He is called upon daily to bring new ideas to the table and deliver high quality products. It’s been “an interesting and deeply satisfying experience,” he says, albeit with a steep learning curve.
As a young computer scientist, Inshuti says it’s important to be open to myriad possibilities because computer scientists are needed everywhere, in every sector. He never expected to be in banking, now he loves it.
“The world is changing in such a way that computer science is becoming integral to every industry,” he says. “What you’ll be doing as a computer scientist is not necessarily what you think you’ll be doing, so always be open.”
After all, he says, “I never knew I could enjoy finance as much as I do.”