Mentorship Program | Post-Secondary Students

Applications open May 1st, 2023

Unlocking the Power of Relationships

WCM's Post-Secondary Mentorship Program pairs female - identifying undergraduate and graduate students with a professional currently working in the finance industry. Students gain valuable insights, guidance and advice from their mentors that will help set their careers in motion.


Protégées will be paired with one mentor (male or female) for a 6 month period. These meetings can be held virtually or in person, and will allow protégées to discuss a wide range of topics that may include:


  • A view into a career in finance
  • 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/ college;
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in finance;
  • 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.

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 10 years of finance experience;
  • Must be currently employed;
  • 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. 

2023 PROGRAM CYCLE ​| Key Dates

Current Program:

  • October 19, 2022: Applications open
  • November 16, 2022: Applications close
  • Late December 2022: Successful candidates notified
  • January 25, 2023: Program Kickoff


Upcoming Revised Program Structure:

  • May 1, 2023: Applications open
  • August 1, 2023: Applications close
  • Late August 2023: Successful candidates notified
  • Mid-September 2023: Program Kickoff

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