Getting to Know: Vanessa Reed

By Neema Amadala | June 08, 2021
Vanessa-Reed-cropped.png#asset:67188WCM is pleased to welcome the newest member to our team, Vanessa Reed!

We are excited to have Vanessa work with us this summer. She is joining the team as our Communications and Events Coordinator. Get to know Vanessa:

Hi, my name is Vanessa!

I am currently based out of Markham, ON. I am a Bachelor of Arts student at Wilfrid Laurier studying Economics with Management Option and an Environmental Studies Minor. I am interested in marketing, sustainability, and the circular economy.

Why are you excited to join WCM?
I am excited to work with an amazing team to help WCM continue to accelerate quality across the finance industry!

Which part of WCM's work do you think is the most impactful? 
I think WCM’s Student Mentorship Program is one of the most impactful aspects of the organization because it allows students to build connections with professionals in the field while gaining valuable insights and advice. This program also helps to inspire students to continue working hard to reach their career goals. 

What recommendations do you have for diverse high school and university students who are interested in pursuing a career in finance?
For students interested in pursuing a career in finance, I would recommend joining clubs that allow you to explore your interest in finance. I think it is also important for students to attend networking sessions and speaking events so you can learn more about the field and build connections!

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