A Career in Finance | A Day to Discover

Since 2004, WCM has invited senior female-identifying and non-binary high school students with an interest in business, to spend a day in the Canadian financial district. Offered in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, Job Shadow Day is a free, day-long event that gives students a unique first-hand view of the exciting and rewarding careers in finance.

This interactive day includes a morning session complete with workshops, mentoring sessions, and presentations profiling women with diverse careers in finance. Event participants are able to network with industry thought leaders and learn about their career paths and professional experiences. The afternoon component grants students access to an industry professional mentor from one of our sponsor firms, who will share advice and insights into their daily professional life, their role and responsibilities. Students will also have the unique opportunity to tour the offices of Canada's major financial institutions.

Over its 16-year lifespan, more than 2,000 high school students have participated in this acclaimed high school event, many of whom have continued on to pursue careers in finance due to their experience with WCM's Job Shadow Day.

Inspiring the next generation to pursue academics and career paths in business and finance, WCM's high school programming is leading through event based education and experience by leveraging our network and access to Canada's largest financial institutions.

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