The Women in Asset Management program provides you with an exciting opportunity to spur your interest in asset management, an
industry that historically has had an underrepresentation of women in decision-making roles. One of the goals of the program is to inform you of the diverse asset management career options, to develop your interviewing and networking skills, and to enable you to secure employment in the Canadian asset management industry.
Classes are held at the Ivey Business School on Western University’s campus. Some basic tools and a brief introduction to a few topics are included in a pre-program weekend, March 23-24, 2024. The main learning is weekdays, May 1-31, 2024. During this time there will be four 80-minute sessions in the morning and early afternoon. Learning team meetings will take place in the afternoons and on select afternoon/ evenings there will be networking events. During the program there will also be a team-based capstone activity including meetings and presentations to corporate executives at a Canadian public company.
Ivey’s Women in Asset Management summer program provides you with a month of in-class training combined with a 10-12 week internship at an asset management firm. Available to students who self-identify as women and who are completing their second year of studies at any Canadian university. In-class training occurs in May followed by an internship from June until August.
A 2-day pre-program weekend on March 23-24, 2023 and in-class sessions May 1-31, offered on Western's campus in the Ivey building, and an internship, June-August.
The WAM program is tuition-free and is subsidized by our corporate sponsors who support our mission. We also provide course materials, accommodations, selected meals, and networking events. You just need to provide your own accommodation during the internship.
The in-class sessions provide the skills, knowledge, and competencies to help you launch a career in asset management. The sessions cover technical skills, industry knowledge, and career success.DIVERSITYWe are striving to fill the class with a diverse group of students who self-identify as women with broad representation from faculties across Western University and all other Canadian universities.
You will experience asset management hands-on through a 10-12 week paid internship, with mentoring and networking opportunities at a bank, pension fund, hedge fund, or other asset management firm.
For more information, please view the WAM 2024 Brochure.
Required Skill / Experience
We are looking for academically strong and well-rounded women who bring unique perspectives to the classroom.
- Western University or undergraduate students at any Canadian university who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and who self-identify as women, will have completed their second year of undergraduate studies by May 2024, and are interested in learning more about investments and asset management;
- Enrolled in any faculty;
- Have a natural curiosity for financial markets and investing;
- Demonstrate a strong track record of academic success while balancing extracurricular activities; and,
- Investment knowledge and strong research, reporting, and technical skills are beneficial but not required.