Manager at the Career Centre and interim CMP Program Manager
613-562-5800 x 8925
Manager, Financial Research and Learning Lab
613-562-5800 x 7183
The Telfer Capital Markets Program (formerly known as the Capital Markets Mentorship Program) has been updated and the new structure will be launched in September 2018. The website is currently under construction to demonstrate these changes. Contact the program manager for more information.
The Telfer Capital Markets Program (CMP) is a two-year development program for high‑performing Telfer School of Management students looking to learn more about the world of capital markets.
The recruitment process for high finance positions is quite competitive. To access capital markets rotational programs in the financial services industry requires a high grade points average and extensive knowledge of the financial markets. Some positions can receive hundreds of resumés. The Telfer CMP was designed to give Telfer School students the credibility they need to compete for these positions.
As of September 2018, over the course of the two years, participating students will be enrolled in a 3rd year ADM elective, attend various workshops/speakers facilitated by financial services professionals, participate in the capital fund management, and travel to Toronto to visit organizations in the finance industry.
In addition, the admitted students, supervised by the Financial Research and Learning Lab Manager, will be managing donated/endowed assets (Telfer Capital Fund) with the aim to select and manage securities in a portfolio comprised of publicly traded Canadian corporations. Working in teams, students will form a portfolio from major sectors in the Canadian markets, create, value, and oversee a portfolio, applying analytical tools in portfolio management. They will also develop tools for, and perform, risk analysis at a security and portfolio level and present and defend analyses to internal and external advisors to the course.
Topics covered in the workshops include venture capitals, mergers and acquisitions, Bloomberg training, equity financing, among others.
What will I do?
Throughout the two-year program you will:
- Enroll in a 3rd year ADM elective and receive 3 units towards your degree;
- Participate in 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 to develop your network and your knowledge of the financial services industry;
- Gain practical experience within the investment and case competition environments;
- Receive individualized mentorship from senior professionals working in capital markets;
- Discover the culture of the high finance industry, and securing the knowledge necessary to perform well in the recruitment process.
|Year 1 (3rd-year students)||Year 2 (4th-year students)|
There is a maximum of 30 participating students, evenly distributed in 3rd and 4th year.
How can I get involved?
The selection process to participate in the Telfer CMP is competitive. You must meet the minimum requirements below and complete the application process to be considered for an interview.
- Have completed the first‑ and second-year common core courses for your ;
- Have a CGPA of 6.5 or higher;
- Have a B+ in the Financial Management course (ADM 2350)
- Be available on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Be willing to dedicate an average of 15 to 20 hours per week which can include (but is not limited to) workshops, meetings, and email exchanges with mentors and professionals; there will be no time requirement during exam periods and holidays;
- Be willing to travel to Toronto once during the fall term reading week;
- Be fluent in English; bilingualism will be considered an asset;
- Have a willingness to learn and to be an ambassador of the Telfer School of Management;
- Will need to maintain full-time student status throughout the duration of the Program.
For 2019-2020 cohort
Note: Due to the restructuring of the program, 2018-2019 is a transition year. Therefore, only 6 students will be admitted to complete the 15 person cohort. However, in 2019-2020, we will be admitting a full 15 person cohort.
The application process for the 2018-2019 year is now closed. If this program interests you, please contact program manager.
Please note that the application process for 2019-2020’s cohort will open in March 2019.
High Finance at Telfer
Industry Panel: Women in Finance
Banking has become fast, furious and complex, especially for individuals taking on high finance positions. Considering the roles being this intense, the recruitment process for these roles are equally complicated. The Telfer School of Management Career Centre organizes an annual industry panel to discuss various topics within finance.
On October 10, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., the discussion will be about Women in Finance.
- Shamshad R. Madhok, Associate Partner, Consulting and Deals, National Deals Risk & Quality Leader at PwC
- Sarah Riopelle, CFA, Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Investment Solutions at RBC Global Asset Management
- Josée Mondoux, Director of Investments, Canadian Medical Protective Association
To participate in this event and others like it, register through the Career Centre Calendar.
The Financial Research and Learning Lab is a high-quality and technologically advanced learning environment and data resource centre used to support research and experiential learning at the University of Ottawa. The Lab is designed to emulate a professional trading lab and houses real-time industry-standard products from public and private sector environments where finance is practiced, which includes access to Bloomberg. The Lab is a lively learning and social hub for students interested in translating classroom theory into practical skills they can leverage into a career in financial services. The Lab also provides access to a wide range of data that is company specific or that pertains to the capital markets as a whole.
- 34 Computer terminals running industry standard financial research databases and real-time learning software (11 Bloomberg Terminals)
- 6 TV's displaying news and business channels
- A learning and teaching facility with training facilitated by the lab manager and faculty
- Access to leading industry experts for seminars, training sessions and workshops
To learn more about the lab, visit the Financial Research and Learning Lab website.