Industry Insights Panel: Strategies for Getting Hired in the Finance IndustryThursday, September 13, 2012
2:00pm - 4:00pm
152 Founders College (Founders Assembly Hall)
Connect with representatives from various financial firms to learn about opportunities within the finance industry. Meet professionals who do the hiring, gain insight into the field and get strategies and tips on:
- What kinds of positions and roles there are within the finance industry;
- What kinds of skills/knowledge they're looking for;
- What the recruitment process is like;
- How to make connections within the field;
- What is involved in the application process, e.g. specific hiring dates, materials required;
- What to expect during the interview; and
- How to succeed on the job.
Edward Ditching, Sales Manager, Eastern Canada Region
FaithLife Financial is a Christian based, not-for-profit, financial services organization providing life insurance, income protection and investment products to its members. Founded in 1972, FaithLife continues to grow with year end surplus of $38.7M, total assets of $483M and assets under management of $308M. Through its fraternal benefits, matching grants, scholarships, and aid, corporate and member contributions provided a charitable impact of over $3M for the community in 2011.
Kristina Logmao, Manager Staffing & Recruitment
Jane Adkison, Assistant Manager Recruitment
Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada's most international bank. Since welcoming our first customers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1832, Scotiabank has continued to expand its global reach. Today, through our team of more than 80,000 employees, Scotiabank and its affiliates offer a broad range of products and services, including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking, to over 19 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world.
Our core purpose is to be the best at helping customers become financially better off by providing practical advice and relevant solutions.
Steven Polisuk, Senior Manager
Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 8,000 people in 56 offices.
Mohamad Sawwaf, Division Director
Our firm, Investors Group, is one of Canada's leading personal financial services companies with a history that spans eight decades. We are a national leader delivering personalized financial solutions to almost one million Canadians. We help families and individuals plan for their future by providing quality financial planning advice and products through a network of Consultants.
At Investors Group, people are our greatest asset. Our network of Financial Consultants across Canada provides one-to-one personal advice and service to our clients. We support them with the tools they need to succeed as they run their own business and deliver excellence in their practice. Our offices are located all across Canada but our main office is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Richard Williams, President
World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc.
York Alumnus: B.A., Psychology, Faculty of Health
Richard Williams is President of World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc. and WFG Securities of Canada Inc. He oversees all Canadian Operations and is responsible for the strategic and tactical objectives of World Financial Group of Canada. Richard has spent more than 18 years in the financial service industry working with various banks, trust and insurance companies - the last eight years specifically working with World Financial Group (WFG) supporting its expansion across Canada. He is Life and Mutual Fund Licensed and holds his EPC designation.