Summer Company Graduate among 18 in Canada Selected for CEO Shadowing Program
Olivia Poulin’s dream of becoming a CEO is much closer than she thought.
The fourth-year business student from Brock University’s Goodman School of Business is one of 18 students selected from across Canada for a unique job shadowing program that matches top university students with CEOs of leading companies.
The CEOx1Day program, led by search consultancy firm Odgers Berndtson, matched Poulin with Paypal Canada CEO Paul Parisi.
The pair will spend the day together on Tuesday, March 6 at PayPal Canada’s office in Toronto.
Jacqueline Foley, Odgers Berndtson’s Chief Marketing Officer, said the program was designed to uncover Canada’s future leaders.
“We wanted students to understand what it means to be a leader today and to get a sense of the business from an operational side,” she said, adding that the day will be filled with learning and mentorship opportunities.
“Students have the opportunity to observe what makes a great leader, how business decisions are made and how CEOs surround themselves with good people. They also get actual insight into the business, as the CEOs will often share their vision and plans for the business throughout the day.”
Poulin, a Niagara Falls native, said the Goodman School of Business has helped to prepare her for this opportunity. Congratulations Olivia on your continued success!Back to articles