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CAREER TRACKS WE SPECIALIZE IN

INVESTMENT BANKING

Knowing how competitive it is to break into Wall Street, our investment banking mentors (with Bulge Bracket and boutique experience) can help you prepare ahead to increase your chances of getting an offer. Whether your interest is in IBD, equity research, sales & trading, quant, risk, investment management or technology, we have it covered.

BIG FOUR ACCOUNTING

Getting into a Big Four firm is undoubtedly the dream of many accounting students. We have mentors across audit, tax, advisory, corporate finance, actuarial and technology consulting practices from Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG, who were admitted into the Big Four via diverse paths, including those with non-target school and non-accounting discipline backgrounds.

CONSULTING

Consulting is a high-demand career choice among not only business school but also STEM and liberal arts students. There is no “typical” candidate for consulting. Therefore, connecting with an insider who has a similar background will greatly help you navigate your path to a consulting career. Other than management consulting, economic and technology streams also have prominent career outlooks and are becoming increasingly competitive.

MARKETING

Marketing requires mastery of the local language and consumer habits of which international students do not have a natural advantage. Whether your interest is in digital, product, research or analytics, our mentors can help you better utilize your strengths in your job search process.

ACTUARY

Actuary is a highly specialized profession for which international students usually have a strong advantage. Other than actuarial exams and technical capabilities, you will learn what it takes to get an offer from the top actuarial and insurance companies by speaking directly with our mentors working in Towers Watson, AON, and AIG, etc.

FINANCE

In addition to investment banking, we also help mentees champion their job search processes in private equity, asset management, venture capital and corporate finance directions. We have mentors from Fortune 500 companies, leading asset management firms (e.g., Blackrock and State Street), and regional and local funds.

DATA

Data science and analytics have become the latest “IT topic” career-wise—almost all companies are transiting towards data-driven decision-making and management. Talent recruitment for such functions has thus sprouted across all industry verticals. Get first-hand insights from our mentors who currently work in data-related positions from banks, accounting firms, consumer-goods conglomerates, and insurance companies, etc.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

In today’s tech-driven economy, skilled programmers have become rock stars. Yet, landing a dream job in Silicon Valley is not solely dependent on your technical profile. Employers also assess your soft skills, especially communication abilities in an English-speaking environment. Our mentors can enhance your networking and interview skills to make you a well-round candidate.

OTHER SPECIALIZATIONS

DreambigCareer has a vast mentor network of more than 1,000 professionals across U.S., Canada, U.K., Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and Mainland China. Most mentors were once international students who understand perfectly the challenges of job hunting abroad. Besides the listed 8 career tracks, we also have mentors in niche professions like pharmaceutical, supply chain management, legal, and non-profit areas.

Featured Mentors

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Anna

Anna graduated from Purdue University majoring in Business Mgmt. & Strategic Mgmt.. After graduation she moved to Toronto where she began working as a recruiter then progressed to Client Relations and Business Development positions. Today, Anna is a business owner, entrepreneur, and mentor. Her professional experience both as a Hiring Manager and prior background in recruiting & career coaching, helps her best understand the roadblocks faced by job applicants and hiring managers which entitled her both equipped and committed to helping people find the jobs they truly desire.

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Brian

Brian has experience applying exceptional service and solutions in industry over the last 23+ years. As a serial entrepreneur Brian has founded a few companies and played major roles with developing systems that have revolved around supporting bringing teams together to achieve meaningful objectives. The capabilities of the tools and methods that Brian has created has helped provide the means for many Individuals to revolutionize and disrupt their areas of Focus, in such roles as: Executive Mgmt., Professional Mgmt., Technical Expert, Personal Service.

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Iona

Iona finished her undergraduate education at NA's top university, University of Toronto, where she then went on to do a post-diploma in Human Resources after which focusing on Education. Iona worked with the University of Toronto for over 13 years where she was able to work with students and faculty advising and helping with their educational pursuit and advising on future career options. Iona is now a faculty with Keyano College in Fort McMurray, AB where she continues to help the professionals enter into the Oil Sands, as well as with other designations.

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Nikolay

Nikolay finished his undergraduate studies at St-Petersburg University (Russia) with a diploma in Math., Operational Research, Statistics and Economics. After completing his PhD in Economics and some years of working in research, Nikolay started his investment career as a stock trader. He worked for Flemings Investment Bank Moscow division as an Associate Sales Director prior to moving to Canada. He brings to your advantage more than 10 years of experience working as an option trader and Investment Advisor in Canada for renown financial institutions like Dundee Wealth Management and BMO Financial Group.

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Parminder

Parminder is the Director of Mobile Innovation at HPE responsible for driving strategic mobile, cloud and big data initiatives, key industry partnerships and relationships to enable clients to leverage the new style of IT channels to extend their brands and more effectively reach customers, constitutes, partners and employees. He is an active participant in various industry advisory councils and a professor at University of Manitoba teaches International business & Management courses where he has helped more then 200 students in career planning and advising them to settle in Canada.

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Jasen

Jasen is a graduate of Cape Breton University’s MBA in Community Economic Development program. He has since progressed into providing business services to individuals and organizations across a variety of sectors. Supporting this is Jasen’s diverse employment and entrepreneurial experience with organizations in the banking, sports Mgmt, immigration law, non-profit, agri-tourism, and property maintenance industries. In joining SunnyFuture Career as a Career Instructor, Jasen aims to help candidates cultivate effective job-researching skills, professional communication skills.

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Melanie

After she graudated from McGill University, Melanie has had a very successful 20 years in Marketing Research, mostly in leadership roles. Having managed, coached & grown people in fast-paced, high-stress, multicultural environments Melanie learned first-hand the value of good mentoring when it comes to building a career. Because Melanie is really & truly passionate about helping people to be the best that they can be and have the career they dream of, she left the Marketing Research industry in 2017 to focus all her energy on consulting, facilitation, coaching & mentoring.

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Gabriel

Gabriel completed his Bachelor of Commerce in the University of Calgary. Through various roles as a systems & business analyst, project manager, and supervisor, he has responsible and accountable in different aspects of IT within the transportation, telecom, and technology industries. Gabriel utilized the knowledge taught in business school, and transformed them into a practical approach for job applications, which enabled him to successfully land in each of the jobs he has pursued in the last 15 years. He is excited to share his experience as a career consulting instructor at SunnyFuture.

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Dharmesh

Dharmesh is CEO of two highly successful companies in the renewable energy industry and sits on the Board of Directors of a third company. His career spans over 18 years mostly in leadership roles as well as engineering and research and development. Dharmesh holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Lincoln UK. Dharmesh is passionate about helping people meet their career and life goals by leveraging his over 18 years of experience hiring, managing and mentoring.

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Cesie

A seasoned business management consultant for over 17 years coupled with a Master in management focus, Cesie has helped many professionals, businesses, new immigrants and graduates to improve their career, communications and presentation skills to achieve success. She has exposed to many industries such as education, spa, sales and more. An ethnics background of Chinese and fluent in English and Chinese, she has joined SunnyFuture as a part time mentor.

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Kyle

Kyle completed his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph with honours.  After working as a recruiter in Ottawa and a bank manager in Calgary, Kyle has quickly risen through the ranks in within CIBC and TD Banks, now working as a Business Development Manager with TD Asset Management in Toronto. Kyle is passionate about helping others meet their personal and career goals and has helped many candidates land their dream job using his skills in recruiting, coaching and his deep knowledge of the financial industry.

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Joel

Joel began his career working with CIBC in Toronto and then moved on to work with Mosaic Group where he helped some of NA’s leading financial institutions recognize operational efficiencies to become more profitable. Joel then went on to work in Commercial Real Estate negotiating deals with CB Richard Ellis, Cushman Wakefield and ING Bank. His career evolved further in Real Estate Development as the Director of National Accounts for EllisDon Corporation. Joel was negotiating deals with CEO’s and CFO’s alike bringing innovative solutions to the benefit of all parties.

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Leah

Leah has been working with International and ESL students for over 10 years. She is a LinkedIn Super-Connector. She has taught Online Career & Life Management courses to students around the world. Shaping resumes and highlighting relevant experience helps her applicants to increase their workplace value (and their salaries!). Leah designed and managed the website & communications for an Online University. She has a degree in Communications and experience in Educational Development & HR Management. Let her strategy and support help you achieve your career goals!

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Peter

After graduating from the leading French business school ESSEC, Peter worked as corporate finance executive at Nomura International in Hong Kong. Then he joined Nomura Canada providing investment advice to various asset management companies and pension funds. Realizing the importance of wealth management for individuals, Peter joined HSBC Securities as vice president, and then BMO Nesbitt Burns as senior investment advisor. With over 20 years experience in the banking and financial services, Peter now works as a consultant and instructor with a leading career college.

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Mengsha

Mengsha graduated from McGill University on Dean’s Honour list with major in accounting. Upon graduation, she went on to complete studies for public accountancy and became a CPA in January 2017. She now works as a senior financial and business analyst within a federal department in Ottawa. With an international student background, Mengsha has accumulated extensive working and interview experience in both private and public sectors. Her outstanding written and excellent communication skills have helped many job candidates polish their resumes and better prepare for the interviews.

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Maria

From sitting on the Board of Directors at the Caisse Desjardins de Chomedey, to working in intellectual property at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, to becoming Legal Advisor at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Maria Anagnostou’s career path made her the business savvy professional she is today. Her expertise in securities and finance has been applied in complex business operations. She has dealt with some of the largest asset managers and banks. Maria’s company, The CorpConnector, develops education programs to help entrepreneurs avoid strategic mistakes by giving them a behind the scenes look at the corporate and financial world.

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Jay

Jay is working in PwC Risk Assurance Department now as a senior. Before he came to Canada, Jay has been in KPMG China’s risk consulting team for over 5 years as a manager. After then Jay was the senior manager in Microsoft China and was responsible of asset management consulting for Microsoft’s clients. He believes he can share the very helpful experience in resume preparation and interview preparation. Also he can act as a senior consultant in your career plan if you are interested in financial advisory, risk consulting and IT audit areas. Jay can speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

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