A woman with a plan

Jodie Harrison has been a planner. As a Telfer BCom student, Jodie set her sights on becoming an investment advisor. So she specialized in finance and took advantage of the school’s Connexions Program to intern with a national investment firm during her final year. Jodie also worked at the Career Centre and served as president of the Telfer BCom students’ association, roles that enabled her to gain several skills and many contacts that would prove especially valuable once she graduated.

“Everyone in the program earns the same degree,” she said. “It’s the things you do beyond your schoolwork that not only set you apart from other graduates, but also equip you to move closer to your goal.”

Jodie Harrison remains a planner. She does it professionally for BMO Nesbitt Burns, helping families and entrepreneurs achieve financial success. She also does it for our school. Jodie has served as president of the alumni association; she is a member of the executive mentorship program; and she was just named chair of the 2018 scholarship golf tournament.

“Heading up the tournament is a perfect fit for me as an investment advisor,” she said. “I want Telfer students to have access to many generous scholarships, so they can graduate with little or even no debt.”

Jodie Harrison is forever a planner: “My advice to Telfer students is to find your own path and then work hard—building networks, sharing experiences, finding mentors and supporting peers along the way.”

Sounds like a plan.