SE #1 – Warm welcome to our summer interns – tag along!

Finally they're here! Warm welcome to 3 summer interns who'll spend 7 weeks at our trading floor in Stockholm, and tell all about their time with us.

For many people, summer time means happy holidays with leisure and pleasure, relaxation and having a good time with friends and family. These young talents, who you’re going to meet in a second, have chosen to spend their summer break away from university and theoretical readings on finance and economics quite differently. Instead, they have invested in their career and swapped theoretic learnings into hands-on practice in the real world of finance – and in this case, within the ‘engine room’ itself, as the interns are spending their summer with us at one of Nordea’s vibrant trading floors.

Please join us in welcoming yet another team of ambitious summer interns to Markets’ trading floor in Stockholm; Anna, Gabriella and Johanna – with soft spots for soccer, apples and jiu-jitsu, besides finance!

During their internship at Markets in Stockholm, they’ll rotate between desks, spending one week at each desk, getting to know the people, and learning about what they’re doing at the specific desk. Each week, the interns are presented with a case, related to the desk’s operations, which they will work on throughout the week in between, project, meetings, presentation and lunches. On Fridays, the interns will then present their solutions to the colleagues at the desk in question.

And you get the opportunity to tag along and hear all about it, as the interns will share their experiences, challenges, successes and learnings here in weekly blogs posts. Besides their tasks and projects, they’ll also show and tell about the social events and fun activities they attend both during and after working hours.

So stay tuned throughout the summer and hear what our three summer interns are up to. But now, let’s meet them – here’s a short introduction to this year’s summer interns.

Gabriella Sundkvist (24)

I hold a BSc in Business and Economics from Jönköping International Business School

Why did you apply for the summer internship at Markets?

I see this as a great opportunity to work with several asset classes over a short period of time, and to experience the steep learning curve that the internship offers.

What do you expect to achieve during your internship?

By the end of this summer, I hope that I have found a field within finance that I feel passionate about. and hopefully I will be surprised.

Professionally, what are you most passionate about?

I consider a steep learning curve to be one of the most important aspects for my future career, hence I am striving for a challenging yet rewarding job. Other than that, I am open to most opportunities within finance.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

I like to stay active – a few of my favorite hobbies are skiing, swimming and kayaking. An unusual interest which I share with my family is apples. We make about 100-200 L “Apple must” each year, and I know quite a bit about apple varieties, my absolute favorite is “Maglemer”.

Anna Hedensiö (22)

I just finished my 2nd year of my B.Sc. degree in Business and Economics at Stockholm School of Economics.

Why did you apply for the summer internship at Markets?

I applied for this internship because I wanted to learn more about financial markets. It is an area within the finance field that really excites me, yet there are several parts of it that are barely mentioned at university – and hence I wanted to get to know more about it. I learned about the internship when searching on the web, and really liked the concept of getting the golden opportunity to be exposed to multiple areas. Therefore, applying for the internship was an obvious choice for me.

What do you expect to achieve during your internship?

I expect to gain insights into what the daily work at each desk at Markets is like. Hopefully, I will find what I am passionate about along the way. I expect to develop on a personal as well as a professional level. I believe that spending the summer learning from seniors, taking part in their knowledge and experience, as well as getting to collaborate in case cracking with my fellow interns, improving my analytical and communicative skills further, will make me better equipped for a future career within finance.

Professionally, what are you most passionate about?

So far, having studied at university as well as exploring the field myself, I have gained a more general interest in finance. I find several areas interesting and fun, such as investment management, corporate valuation and hedging instruments. My aspiration is to explore the world of finance in practice, like with this internship, and find my actual passion within the field.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like hanging out with family and friends as well as doing different, fun kinds of workouts. I prefer interactive team activities such as playing soccer, tennis or padel. During summer, I love doing water sports such as wake-boarding and water skiing.

Johanna Sand (24)

I currently study MSc. Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management at Stockholm School of Economics, where I also took my Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics.

Why did you apply for the summer internship at Markets?

I applied because I was interested in exploring Markets at Nordea and I had heard positive things about the program from a friend.

What do you expect to achieve during your internship?

I expect to get an overview of the different functions within Markets and to gain a better understanding of the daily operations at the different desks. Hopefully, I will find an area where I wish to pursue a future career within.

Professionally, what are you most passionate about?

I have always been interested in the world of finance, but have not yet developed a strong passion for any certain area. I hope to be exposed to different fields during this internship and find something I am passionate about.

Personally, what do you like doing in your spare time?

I like sports and I have been training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for many years. Currently, I am a purple belt and rehabbing from an knee injury but I can’t wait to get back to the competition mat!

 

Coming up is the first blog from the Swedish interns but firstly we’ll introduce to our six new summer interns in Oslo. Stay tuned on our Career blog. Meanwhile, have a look at what it is like to work at the trading floor in Copenhagen, check out our previous blogs from the interns in Oslo, last year’s summer interns in Stockholm and the FFPs in Helsinki. For graduate stories, see the blogs by Matteo, Camilla, Sanna,Viktoria and Martin.

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