Finance Mentorship Program

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Serious about landing a summer internship in the Capital Markets or Commercial Banking sectors?

The Finance Mentorship Program (FMP) is intended to help you explore career opportunities in these specific areas. Over five months, you'll work with an industry professional who will help you: 

  • Better understand career paths in your area of interest and
  • Prepare you for the upcoming internship recruitment season

Program details

FMP offers two mentorship program streams in Capital Markets and Commercial Banking. You'll be paired with a mentor in your area of interest (where possible). During your time in the program, you'll develop a deeper understanding of:

  • The role(s) you're interested in
  • How you can prepare yourself to break into the industry
  • How to prepare yourself for internship interviews

Acceptance is limited and based on your:

  • Understanding of your own career goals and skills
  • Potential for your chosen career path
  • Ability to successfully manage a relationship with a business professional

Important dates

Applications OpenFriday, January 19, 2024

Information Session

*Sign up for the session on COOL under Events

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 12:30 -1:30 pm PST @HA 491

Applications Close

*Apply for the program on COOL under Jobs

Sunday, February 4, 2023

Program Timeline

FMP runs from May 2024 - October 2024

Learning outcomes

The learning objectives of this program include but are not limited to the following:

You can give a clear statement of your chosen career focus and the reasons for this choice.
You have a strong finance resume and are clear about your career goals.
You understand which areas in local business and market trends you need to be up-to-date with related to your area of interest.
You can articulate to employers why you want a career in finance and why you're a good candidate.
You can respond well during technical interviews, understand where you need to improve, and you feel confident in an interview setting.


This program is open to BCom Year 2 & 3 and Co-op students who:

  • Are looking to apply for internships in Summer 2025 and
  • Are returning to full-time studies in September 2025

Program requirements

If accepted into the program, you will be expected to complete all aspects of the program, including workshops and assignments. You may also be selected for inclusion in our resume book sent to employers. Finally, you will be asked to sign an agreement to:

  • Accept the mentor assigned to you by the Business Career Centre (BCC)
  • Be respectful of your mentor’s time
  • Keep any personal/business information shared by your mentor confidential
  • Immediately communicate any issues with the program to BCC
  • To complete all surveys and submit information requested about your employment search and its results

How to apply

The job posting will be made available on COOL in early January.

Please note that there is one application form for applying to either the Capital Markets Training Program (CMTP), Finance Mentorship Program (FMP), or both.

Please submit your application to COOL (Jobs > Search) and include the following documents in your application:

  1. Completed FMP/CMTP Application Form (attached to the COOL job posting). Be sure to indicate which program(s) you are applying to on the attached application
  2. Current resume
  3. Most recent transcript (official or unofficial)

Group intake interviews for both programs will be conducted in the BCC.

Contact us

Please direct any questions to Michael Clarke at

The UBC Sauder Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre thanks the CUS for their financial support of these programs.

How FMP helps

"My mentor has given me excellent help in shaping my resume and cover letters so it would not be thrown in the “no” pile. His real world experiences and no-frills attitude has helped me to be a better person and a better potential employee. He has given me countless advice that I could have not gained so easily without this program." - FMP mentee

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