CAASA Virtual Career Showcase 2023


We designed this multi-day conference to allow employers with imminent/near-term roles to fill as well as longer-term branding and awareness needs to get in front of some of the best and brightest students and grads from finance & investing focused specialties as well as general/liberal arts programs. We hope this leads to some great connections between folks from all over the world (literally) and, in good time, instances of hiring and great experiences by all involved.

We have four days of content + more for all involved!

All students are asked to provide detailed information on their academic progress and work experience as well as a cover letter. These will be provided to all sponsoring members who will reach out to schedule an interview or additional information session.

All sponsors will have a dedicated slot that interested (or just curious!) students and grads should use as their opportunity to learn about the company, what it does, and its culture – in addition to online and other research and inquiries. Students and grads are greatly encouraged to use this time to, as appropriate, pose questions to the employers to better understand their business and culture as well as the roles that they may have open at that time or in the future.

In addition to the info sessions, a selection of topics will be discussed by industry leaders (including one of our famous Career Panels!) designed to be informative and illuminating for students/grads and employers alike.

If participants have additional ideas or comments on the agenda and format, we are happy to hear it so we can look to incorporate it into our 2024 edition!

Special Gift for Early Registrations

Backpack to Briefcase: A student’s guide to a meaningful career journey, to the first 100 student registrations to the Career Showcase. This book is a fantastic foundation and resource guide to how those entering the workforce can prepare both academically and mentally to get into their chosen industry. The author, like CAASA staff, is a big fan of discovering one’s strengths and using them to make the most of their situation – while working each day to be a more well-rounded and ready industry professional.


  • January 28, 2023
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm EST


CAASA’s All-in-One Virtual Platform

Keynote Speakers

Panelists (2023)

Past Speakers (2022)

Participating Firms & Corporate Culture Chat Leads (2022)

Sponsor Benefits

Sponsoring Member

$1,000 CAD
Members of CAASA

Includes two representative tickets

Event Registration Closed

Thank You to Our 2023 Participating Universities

Thank You to Our 2023 Participating Firms


Please note this agenda is subject to change. 

Day 1

  • January 28, 2023
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • January 28, 2023
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am

Day 1 Keynote: Proven Steps to Land Your Dream Job

Whether you are clear on your career direction or still considering your options, many students are not sure of the steps to begin their meaningful career.
Having taught over 4,000 students, Stephanie Koonar, Author of Amazon Best Seller, “Backpack to Briefcase, A Student’s Guide to a Meaningful Career Journey” has seen the steps that successful students have taken to launch into their dream career. Come hear from Career Coaches Stephanie and Louann how to get started with the Proven Steps to Land Your Dream Job.

Stephanie Koonar, PeerSpectives Consulting
Louann McCurdy, PeerSpectives Consulting

11:00 am

Corporate Culture Chat: CIBC Mellon

12:00 pm

Corporate Culture Chat: Picton Mahoney Asset Management

1:00 pm

Career Panel: Who knows where you will go!

This is your opportunity to learn the unique, non-linear, path-dependent career paths of diverse leaders in the industry and get their advice on how to break into the work world and make a career out of it. They will point out the learnings they have had on their journeys, what they look for in terms of colleagues and staff, and areas of growth that could hold the key to many at the start of their careers. Bring your questions and enjoy!
Kerem Kolcuoğlu,

2:00 pm

Corporate Culture Chat: Peak Hill Capital

3:00 pm

End of Conference