What was it like being an intern at Viking?
Over the course of my internship, I had the unique opportunity to collaborate with employees across many teams at Viking. The thing that probably stood out the most to me was how passionately every Viking approached their work and how many talented individuals worked here. It wasn’t just one person or one team that stood out – it was truly everybody! I knew this would be an amazing group of people to work alongside after my internship.
How would you describe your career path at Viking?
I’ve been fortunate to work on several teams here at Viking. I started off on the COO team and then moved to the Valuation team within Finance. My next role was on the Data team where I supported the Research Specialists, after which I joined the Public Equity team in my current role. In this role, I’ve had the opportunity to move from New York to London to get experience there.
While each role was unique, there were definitely common themes. I was always encouraged to think independently, speak candidly, work collaboratively and strive to improve every day. Importantly, Viking also provided me with a lot of resources, mentorship and targeted training to ensure I could succeed in all of these different roles. It made me feel that Viking trusted and respected its employees and has made Viking an awesome place to work at for all these years.
What’s it like to be an Investment Analyst at Viking?
I spend my time researching businesses to determine what could be an attractive investment for Viking. No two days are the same as an Investment Analyst, which makes the role really exciting. One day, I might be traveling to Europe to meet with a CEO. The next day I might be analyzing an interesting trend I’m seeing in a dataset. One way in which Viking’s investment team is unique is the incredible support we’re offered. For instance, we have a Data team who can help source and analyze data. We have policy analysts, ESG analysts, investment admins, all of whom bring incredibly valuable perspectives and skills to the table. It makes the job more collaborative and enables me to benefit from others’ expertise.