Mentorship Program | University Students

Applications open October 20th, 2021

Unlocking the Power of Relationships

WCM's University Mentorship Program pairs female undergraduate and graduate students with a professional currently working in the capital markets. Students gain valuable insights, guidance and advice from their mentors that will help set theirs careers in motion.  


Protégées will be paired with four professionals, starting with one mentor for three mentorship sessions during the first three months of the program. For the remaining three months, protégées will have the opportunity to meet a different mentor each month. These meetings should be held virtually and will allow protégées to discuss a wide range of topics that could include:


  • A view into a career in capital markets
  • A day in the life of an Analyst/ Associate etc.
  • Skill building for success
  • Networking - building and maintaining a network; the etiquette of networking
  • Navigating the interview and recruiting process

BENEFITS OF MENTORSHIP

PROTÉGÉES 

Protégées have a unique opportunity to gain advice, industry knowledge and guidance from professionals in Canadian finance. Mentors support protégée’s skill development, grow their networks and leverage their experience so they can be prepared to succeed in their capital markets careers. The rewards of this formative relationship are timeless.

PROTÉGÉE  ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a WCM university member;
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a Canadian university;
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in capital markets and finance;
  • Must have a strong academic record and notable extracurricular achievements;
  • Must be available for monthly meetings with your assigned mentors.

*The program is open to students across Canada. Due to the geographically concentrated nature of the industry, geographic proximity between mentors and protégées may not always be feasible, but will be prioritized wherever possible.

All meetings should be conducted virtually as a result of COVID-19. 

MENTORS

Mentors have the opportunity to give back and support the next generation of women in finance. A mentorship relationship fosters the growth, learning and development of a protégée that can impact their personal, academic and professional life for years to come.

MENTOR  ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must have 1 to 5 years capital markets experience;
  • Must be currently employed in capital markets;
  • Must be available for monthly meetings with your assigned protégées.

Application Process

Protegee Application Components:

  • Completed application form
  • Current Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript

Mentor Application Components:

  • Completed application form

Successful candidates will be contacted via e-mail following the application close date. 

2022 PROGRAM CYCLE ​| Key Dates

2022 Program Cycle | Key Dates

  • October 20, 2021: Applications open
  • November 17, 2021: Applications close
  • December 2021: Successful candidates notified
  • January 27, 2022: Program Kickoff 

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