Intern Spotlight: Yu-Ting Cheng

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 intern, Yu-Ting Cheng. Yu-Ting works with our team, supporting them 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 first learned about ViewTrade and the internship opportunity through Andy Liao’s (Regional Manager – Asia) introduction. He informed me about the openings for interns at ViewTrade.

What made ViewTrade stand out to you?

What made ViewTrade stand out to me was the plethora of learning opportunities it offered. There were numerous financial reports for interns to engage with, and supervisors provided guidance and directions for improvement. Colleagues were also supportive, fostering an environment of mutual learning to ensure everyone stayed abreast of industry developments.

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

During my internship, my typical day began by translating news into Chinese for clients. In the afternoons, I attended meetings with Andy, Levi, YK, and Alan to understand ViewTrade’s operations and how the team addressed client issues. Occasionally, workshops were held to discuss industry operational models.

Later on, my responsibilities shifted to gathering Asian financial news, summarizing financial reports, and presenting my findings to colleagues for feedback and direction. Also, I would report on the research progress of other interns.

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

Currently, I am interning as a project manager at ViewTrade in the US. My internship experience in Taiwan expedited my adjustment to internship life in the United States.

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

For students aspiring to follow a similar path, I would advise leveraging the abundant resources and knowledge available at ViewTrade. Interns are given opportunities to try new things, but it’s essential to maintain enthusiasm for learning. Industries evolve rapidly, so demonstrating a proactive attitude is key to success.

Yu-Ting Cheng, ViewTrade intern