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Got the Internship? Now Get the Job!

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Toronto, ON

Got the Internship? Now Get the Job! 
Professionals share strategies and ideas on how students can convert their summer internship role into a full-time position. An opportunity for students to engage in open conversation with professionals who hold some of the most sought-after positions in finance. 

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Registration and Networking
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Panel Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Networking

Member Tickets $5
Are you a WCM Member and know a university student that isn't? Purchase 2 member tickets for yourself and a nonmember and your guest will receive a 1 year UniConnect membership free of charge.

Membership Tickets $25
Not a WCM Member? Simply purchase a membership ticket for this event and you will receive a 1 year UniConnect membership free of charge.


Michael Shelsen

Director, Global Banking and Markets Talent Acquisition & Global Head Campus Recruitment/Development, Scotiabank

Mike’s work is focused on finding and developing the incredible young people that will shape the future of our  business and technology, in every business line, around the world, for our truly global organization. Previously, Mike has led campus recruiting as well as talent development teams nationally and globally at TD Bank, and Ernst & Young – where he obtained his CPA, CA over a ten year career. If you ask him why he went from accounting and consulting to recruiting he’ll tell you it’s because he is passionate about people and loves the wide of range of skills you need to lead a recruiting team, but in reality he might have just been a bad accountant… we’ll never know (don’t worry Scotia shareholders, we won’t let him close to our books). He’s been to 25 countries over five continents for work, and loves pizza and ice cream so much that we fear for his long-term health. Hockey and movies are huge, but ask him the biggest part of his life now, and he’ll tell you his two incredible, smart, beautiful children (we want to see a DNA test).


Nicola Milne

Vice President, Sustainable Finance, RBC Capital Markets

As part of the Sustainable Finance Group within RBC Capital Markets, Nicola helps lead the integration of ESG factors into Capital Markets’ core businesses globally by providing advice and developing solutions across all areas of sustainable finance for corporate and institutional clients. Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets, Nicola completed RBC’s Leadership Development Program and previously worked for the Government of Canada. Nicola holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, an MA in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in Political Science and Communication Studies from Concordia University.

Kwang Pithayachariyakul

Investment Banking Associate, Real Estate, TD Securities

Kwang is an Associate in TD Securities' Real Estate Investment Banking group based in Toronto.

Prior to joining TD in 2017, Kwang spent four years as a project manager at Pacific Capital Real Estate Group, overseeing mixed-use residential and office developments in Vancouver and Calgary.

Kwang holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from University of British Columbia.

Marcus Seegmiller

Associate, Debt Capital Markets, CIBC Capital Markets

Marcus Seegmiller joined CIBC in 2014 and is an Associate in the Debt Capital Markets group. He focuses on corporate issuers specializing primarily in the Financial Institutions and Real Estate sectors. He has recently worked on transactions for Choice Properties REIT, Genworth MI Canada Inc., Bank of America Corporation, Equitable Bank and SmartCentres REIT. Prior to joining CIBC Capital Markets, Marcus spent two years in a rotation program at Manulife Financial within its Investment Division. Marcus holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts with a general in Mathematics from Queen’s University. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

Lori Vainer

Principal, Private Equity, Funds Group, CPPIB

Lori Vainer is a Principal in the Private Equity Funds team at CPPIB, focused on executing and managing private equity fund investments and co-investment opportunities across North America and Europe. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2013, Lori worked at BMO Capital Markets in Investment Banking, based in Vancouver. During her time at BMO Capital Markets, Lori worked on a wide range of mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings across a broad range of sectors. Lori holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree with a Major in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

Sarah Yates

Principal, Private Capital, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP)

Sarah Yates is a Principal in the Private Capital team at OTPP, and is currently focused on direct investing in Financial Services. Sarah is on an 18 month rotation to the Toronto Office and was previously in the Private Capital team in the London Office. Prior to joining OTPP in 2016, Sarah worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley covering the healthcare sector. Sarah holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Imperial College London and a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin.

Cisi Zhang

Associate, Corporate & Investment Banking, BMO Capital Markets

Cisi joined BMO Capital Markets in 2014 in Investment & Corporate Banking as an investment banker. She has experience in M&A as well as public and private financing transactions across a wide-range of sectors including infrastructure, transportation, waste services, business services, food, consumer & restaurant, and e-commerce. In 2018, she pivoted to Corporate Banking and is an associate in the Project & Structured Finance group.
Cisi founded the BMO CM Women committee in 2017 and currently co-chairs this committee. Previously, she served as the Co-chair of the Global A&A Leadership Forum (fka: Analyst & Associate Ideas Forum) where she managed a highly-motivated team of 13 investment and corporate bankers across Canada and International. 

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