Nicole Vikan '98
Nicole Vikan is a 1998 alumna of Carleton College. While at Carleton, Nicole was a Resident Assistant, Girl Scout Troop Leader, ice hockey player, figure skating instructor, New Student Week Leader, Write Place Tutor, and avid fan of Dacie Moses House. She studied abroad on the Paris and London programs, despite her American Studies major!
After college, Nicole moved to Manhattan to attend NYU School of Law. During her first summer of law school, Nicole was a summer associate at an international law firm. During her second summer, Nicole worked in the Homicide Investigation Unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. After graduating from law school in 2001, Nicole joined the District Attorney’s Office fulltime, and she served as a criminal prosecutor for five years.
From 2006 to early 2007, Nicole advised students seeking employment in the private and public sectors as a member of Fordham Law School’s Career Planning Center. Since then, she has been the Assistant Director for Public Interest and Government Careers at Georgetown Law Center’s Office of Public Interest and Community Service. In this role, Nicole counsels individual students on their career interests and goals, edits cover letters and resumes, creates and presents programs on job search strategy, and plans community-building events, among other responsibilities.
As a “moonlighting” job, Nicole works as an independent law school admissions consultant; she helps candidates plan, draft, and edit their application materials.
She is actively involved with Carleton alumni activities: Nicole serves on the Career Center Alumni Board, as an Alumni Admissions Representative, and as an Alumni Annual Fund volunteer, and she was the DC Alumni Club Co-Chair and a member of her Reunion Planning Committee.
Nicole is a Baltimore, MD native and currently lives in Washington, DC. She loves dogs, cupcakes, traveling, and reading almost anything.