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Saint Mary’s Alum Launches Non-Profit to Help Students Obtain Top Careers in Finance

Submitted by Sarah Mancini


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On September 14, 2018, the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University hosted the inaugural Bridge to Capital Markets (BCM) recruitment event. The event brought together students from 7 Atlantic Canadian Universities and the recruitment teams of 4 top Canadian financial institutions.

Roman Burgess (SMU ’15), who has worked in investment banking and private equity, launched BCM in 2017. Through classroom sessions, tailored preparatory services and recruitment events, the non-profit organization aims to help top Finance students at non-target universities obtain careers in capital markets and asset management.

“The recruiting environment for top Finance careers is intensely competitive,” explained Burgess. “Good grades and extensive extracurriculars aren’t enough these days. Students from this region face a lot of hurdles to break into the top jobs in the industry. I started Bridge to Capital Markets to provide support to students who are facing the same struggles I had. We’re trying to even the playing field and open the door for top candidates.”

Registration is currently open for the second year of Bridge to Capital Markets. It is open to all students, and should be of particular interest to Finance, Accounting and Economics students. To register for the program, please contact one of the Saint Mary’s University designated Student Associates before November 16:

Learn More about Bridge to Capital Markets

If you are interested in learning more about Bridge to Capital Markets and what the program has to offer, please visit www.bridgetocm.ca. You may also contact your designated Saint Mary’s University Student Associates to obtain more information.

Sobey School of Business - Creating Impact with a Purpose

A core value of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University is to Create Impact with a Purpose, which includes initiatives to give back to the local community in hopes of creating a meaningful impact. To learn more about these initiatives at the Sobey School of Business, please visit https://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/sobey-about-make-an-impact.html.