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Telfer Capital Markets Mentorship Program

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Program Overview

What is the Telfer Capital Markets Mentorship Program (CMMP)?

The Telfer Capital Markets Mentorship Program (CMMP) is a three-year extracurricular development program for Telfer School of Management high performing finance students. An intensive selection process is undertaken to choose the top 10 Telfer students who are entering in their second year (third year if they are in CO OP), of their Bachelor of Commerce program. These students will undertake weekly case-based extracurricular workshops facilitated by financial services professionals.

Topics covered in the workshops include venture capitals, mergers and acquisitions, Bloomberg training, equity financing, among others. Students will also benefit from five practice interviews which include highly technical questions. These sessions simulate typical sales and trading or investment banking interviews. Participants are also required to complete the Canadian Securities Course in their second year, and the first level exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst or Financial Risk Management professional designation in their third year.

There are three different cohorts in the program at any one time totalling to 30 students. Workshops and presentations target one cohort at a time with the exception of networking events.

Interested in being involved and in shaping the leaders of tomorrow? Click the tabs above for more information on the program.

Who do I Contact

If you require more information, please contact Anne-Marie Roy, Relationship Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-562-5800 ext. 4663.

Program Benefits

How will the CMMP help me, as an employer?

The Telfer CMMP was designed to give Telfer students the credibility they need to compete for high finance positions.

By being involved in the CMMP, you will be able to take advantage of the following:

  • Sharing your knowledge of the finance industry with high potential students by presenting on your area of expertise. Students participate in a series of workshops facilitated by senior level financial services professionals at the big six banks, holding companies, as well as crown corporations located in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.
  • Mentoring finance students. Students receive individualized mentorship from senior executives working in capital markets.
  • Shaping future leaders of the financial industry. Having the opportunity to teach the students how to be successful in the recruitment process as well as in a career in finance.
  • Accessing a pool of students interested in the capital markets. The CMMP adds credentials to an already sound Bachelor of Commerce degree in the form of the Canadian Securities Course and the first level of either the Chartered Financial Analyst or Financial Risk Management designation.
  • Networking with star students. Getting to know the high performing students via networking events, workshops, panels, etc.

Program Structure by Year of Program:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Program Structure by Year of Program:
  • 18 Ottawa workshops
  • 4 Toronto workshops
  • 1 Toronto networking event
  • Canadian Securities Course
  • 2 Ottawa-based workshops
  • 4 Ottawa interview clinics
  • 4 Toronto interview clinics
  • 1 Toronto networking event
  • 1st level of CFA Exam
  • Executive mentoring
  • Choice of conferences , case competitions and fund management (launch date to be confirmed, target 2015)

Telfer Opening the Market

On October 17, 2014, Anne-Marie Roy, Relationship Manager at the Telfer School of Management, joined Jean Desgagné, President and CEO, The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited, TMX Group to open the market in Toronto.

The Team

Strength in Numbers

The Telfer School of Management has a number of young, dynamic and talented students. The ones who have chosen finance as their option are no exception. As Dr. Allan Riding, Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises, stated, “Our finance students are second to none as shown in our performance in case competitions”. For example, four Telfer School undergraduate students specializing in finance took on the following problem at the 2012 PRIMA Risk Management Case Competition: “The Big Dive in London: Opportunities from the Vocker Rule”. They outperformed teams from 13 other Ontario universities comprising of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to claim second place.


CMMP 2014

Telfer School students have also performed exceptionally well at Jeux du Commerce case competitions claiming overall first place in 2009 and 2012 and winning the academic cup in 2014.

Students in the Telfer Capital Markets Mentorship Program will continue this winning tradition.

Meet the Members

 Member information to come.

High Finance at Telfer

High Finance Recruitment Discussion Panel

Banking has become fast, furious and complex, especially for individuals taking on high finance positions. Considering that the roles are this intense, the recruitment process for these roles is equally complicated. The Telfer School of Management Career Centre organizes an annual High Finance Recruitment Panel to simplify the equation. The discussion is broken down into two panels with the first comprising executives in the financial services industry sharing the key knowledge, skills and experience they are looking for, and a second panel of recent graduates transitioning their career path into the banking field.

High Finance Recruitment Panel 2013

Case Competition Training

Case competitions are an excellent way for students to gain practical experience while having the opportunity to present in front of industry professionals. They are great learning and networking opportunities. Some competitions lead to internship and/or employment possibilities.

To help prepare for these case competitions, we organize an annual internal case competition preparatory event which simulates the environment of the real thing. An intensive lesson on how to prepare for such cases is delivered to 18 students by a member of the faculty before they are sequestered in teams of three to “crack” the case. The teams present in front of a panel of judges selected from the pool of CMMP mentors. The member of the faculty provides the case solution at the end of the day.

Case Competition

Financial Research and Learning Lab

The Telfer School of Management opened its Financial Research and Learning Lab in the fall of 2013. It is located in the Desmarais Building, a state-of-the-art learning facility located in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The facility provides active learning opportunities for our students to develop their practical financial skills.

Bloomberg Terminals

What does the Lab look like?

The Lab can accommodate up to 18 students, providing them with access to computers running financial databases such as Bloomberg, and other analysis tools. Training, marketing, and scheduling of curricular and co curricular activities will be provided by a lab manager who will also support the faculty in integrating the Lab’s resources into curriculum design and assignments. The collection of databases and analysis tools in the Lab will be acquired gradually, in consultation with faculty members.

Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT)

In partnership with the Bloomberg Institute, the Telfer School of Management is pleased to offer an opportunity to evaluate students’ financial aptitude. Twice of year, we host Bloomberg representatives to facilitate the two hour Bloomberg Assessment Test. The exam requires no preparation considering it evaluates aptitude rather than knowledge with questions assessing thinking and reasoning skills.

In addition to gaining an understanding of where students stand in relation their financial aptitude, having access to the scores of all participants under a confidential system developed by Bloomberg allows you to recruit directly from the pool of participants.

  • News Analysis
  • Economics
  • Math
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • Investment Banking
  • Global Markets
  • Chart and Graph Analysis


Here is a list of organizations that are or have been involved with the CMMP.

  • Brookfield Renewable Power
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Caledon Capital Management
  • Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Exponent Investment Management
  • Export Development Canada
  • Ford Motor Company of Canada
  • General Electric (GE) Capital
  • Gowlings Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • HSBC World Markets
  • National Bank Financial Markets
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Raymond James Ltd.
  • Scotia Capital
  • Scotia Commercial Banking
  • Sunrise Securities
  • TMX Group
  • TD Securities
  • XRC Global Capital
Telfer CMMP Members