Applications are now closed.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The WAM program is tuition-free and is subsidized by our corporate sponsors who support our mission. We also provide course materials, accommodations, selected meals, and networking events. You just need to provide your own accommodation during the internship.
The in-class sessions provide the skills, knowledge, and competencies to help you launch a career in asset management. The sessions cover technical skills, industry knowledge, and career success.
We are striving to fill the class with a diverse group of students who self-identify as women with broad representation from faculties across Western University and all other Canadian universities.
You will experience asset management hands-on through a 10-12 week paid internship, with mentoring and networking opportunities at a bank, pension fund, hedge fund, or other asset management firm.
The application requires a resume, two letters of recommendation, two short essays and a short video that introduces yourself and describes why you should be part of the program. Candidates that make it through an initial screening will be interviewed by a selection committee.
OUR STUDENTS HAVE GREAT STORIES TO TELL
OUR STUDENTS HAVE GREAT STORIES TO TELL
Hannalee LiuWAM 2023
WAM is undoubtedly an experience you can’t receive anywhere else. The combined in class training, events, and internship opportunities will give anyone interested in the industry ledge up. Moreover the network of inspiring leaders who are willing to help and assist you along the way is more compelling than ever. If I could I would do the program all over again!
Rebecca SorginiWAM 2023
Before the WAM Program, I did not even know what asset management was. Now, I can see myself striving to be a part of the C-suite at a pension plan in Ontario. With the extra confidence, knowledge, and connections I gained throughout the program, I know I can make my dreams a reality and pave the way for future women in the field. I did not even realize how truly advantageous this program was until it was over.
Laurie LiuWAM 2023
The WAM program changed the trajectory of my career path. I am so thankful for the experience and the mentors who invested in my personal and professional growth. I would have never imagined to be the confident, capable, and proud woman I am today.
Seethaa ManoharanWAM 2023
The WAM program gives students an amazing learning environment to learn about the fundamentals of finance alongside their peers and with the help of talented faculty. By intertwining networking and other soft skills through classroom lessons, participants are able to get a more holistic idea of how to be successful in the industry. Finally, the internship portion of the program gives you an ability to immediately apply what you have learned and get resume-worthy experience that can catapult you into a successful career in asset management.
Claire ParcoWAM 2022
"The WAM program is challenging but not competitive, as a team your class will create a safe and supportive learning space. Accept that you will not always understand every concept the first time you encounter it. But welcome failure, ask questions, learn from your mistakes, and stay passionate. I am unbelievably grateful for the WAM program and those who made it possible."
Shriya StengerWAM 2022
"Coming from a philosophy background I can say that the program opens up so many exciting yet previously unknown paths, it is immersive but not overwhelming and I would highly encourage anyone to apply. Best of all, you have the continual support of a group of bright women who will easily become your lasting friends."
Kirsten DavisWAM 2022
"The Women in Asset Management Program is a life-changing experience that introduces women to the world of finance in a supportive learning environment. I was pushed outside of my comfort zone and challenged to think differently, and I am forever grateful for the lifelong learnings and friendships that came from my experience in the WAM Program."
Linda ZhangWAM 2022
"WAM truly changed my life. It opened so many doors for me and helped me gain the knowledge and confidence to start my path in finance. But most importantly, I met so many incredible and talented women who supported each other in the program every day!"
Alyssa SpaanWAM 2022
"Coming into WAM I knew very little about the world of asset management but was extremely eager to learn. The faculty and guest lecturers were attentive to the needs of the class, taught in an engaging way, and explained concepts from the ground up. I am confident I will be able to put the lessons I learned during class into practice during my summer internship and in the future!"