Intern Spotlight: Gariel Weng

Last year, we published a letter we received from one of our former interns, Alan Su, about his experience at a ViewTrade-sponsored university competition, his time interning with us and how these experiences helped him launch his career.

Today, we are pleased to share a Q&A with another former intern, Gariel Weng. Gariel worked in our Taiwan office for two years, supporting our team through a variety of projects while building her own skillset and confidence for a career in a new industry.

How did you first learn about ViewTrade and your internship opportunity?

I was lucky to have met Andy and Levi at an event hosted at ViewTrade’s office. Our discussion soon turned to my search for an internship opportunity, and Andy and Levi were so nice to invite me to join them.

What made ViewTrade stand out to you?

So many things stand out from my time with ViewTrade. 

First, the culture. My colleagues at ViewTrade were all incredibly supportive and caring. They patiently taught me about the industry and truly cared about my growth and development. We also occasionally spent time together outside of the office, which was a wonderful way to get to know the team better. 

Second, I benefited from so many learning opportunities throughout my internship. Not only were we invited to weekly workshops to deepen our knowledge of ViewTrade’s business, but we also had an opportunity to participate in a US stock research club to put our learnings into practice.

Take us through a typical day of your internship. Who did you work with? What kind of work did you do?

My tasks at ViewTrade were project-based. As a university student, this afforded me ample flexibility to focus on my studies while delivering work for ViewTrade and spending time with colleagues. This arrangement suited my university schedule really well, as I was able to work at my own pace while learning from practical work.

What are you doing now? How did your internship at ViewTrade help your career?

I now work in the aviation industry. Although my role is not finance-related, the foundation I built during my internship at ViewTrade continues to enable me to keep abreast of the changes in the business world occurring every day.

What advice do you have for students who may want to follow in your footsteps?

Do what you enjoy and have fun learning!

“I also wish to express my gratitude to Andy Liao and the entire ViewTrade team. Throughout the years, you have helped me a lot and enabled my professional growth. The chance to work with you all is something I couldn’t be more grateful for. Wish you and the team all the best!”

Gariel Weng, former ViewTrade intern