Exploring Bay Street
On October 16, twelve students came together with four successful alumni to explore careers in the financial services. Alumni host Bruce Harpham was inspired to organize the evening after attending a 2013 dinner event for history students and alumni at the University of Toronto.
Gathering in the Combination Room, students and alumni had a chance to mingle and learn about careers and opportunities available in the industry. Panelists provided advice on email etiquette, creative networking, developing skills and the importance of business writing.
Several students commented that they found the event to be an invaluable experience. “The panelists were very candid with their responses,” said Arshaq Meraj ’15 “which clarified any misconceptions I had about finance. Having the myths about the industry dispelled was a great learning opportunity.”
“I was encouraged that each student sought to gain a deeper understanding of different industries and jobs as they make their initial career decisions including where they'll ‘fit’ best,” said alumni panelist Heather Stewart ’85.
Alumni panelists included Bruce Harpham ’06 (BMO Financial Group), Brian D. Lawson ’82 (Brookfield Asset Management), Ji Wei Shao ’08 (Wells Fargo Securities Canada) and Heather Stewart ’85 (Stewart Clyde Consulting).
Bruce Harpham ’O6, is a member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association of Trinity College