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Discovering Careers in Finance: Alumni Panel and Networking Event

Date: Mar. 25, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Location: Online

Event banner: Discovering Careers in Finance: Alumni Panel & Networking Event. Friday, March 25, 2022. 12–1:30 p.m. ET.

Are you graduating soon or a recent grad from the finance diploma/degree program at Sheridan College?

Join the Pilon School of Business, Alumni Relations team and Career Services for an afternoon with an insightful panel of guest speakers. Learn from industry professionals in your field on industry trends, tips companies are looking for in candidates and how to be successful. Whether you are actively looking for a job or have been exploring what else you can do in the field, hear from finance professionals about what they do and what they love about their workplaces. Connect with each of the panelists in individual breakout rooms for some speed networking fun!

Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: Online, WebEx 
Register now for Discovering Careers in Finance

Event Agenda

Welcome & Introductory Remarks,
Associate Dean, Roya Rouzbehani
12 p.m.
Alumni Panel Discussion 12–12:30 p.m.
Networking Event 12:30–1:25 p.m.
Closing Remarks 1:25–1:30 p.m.


Cheryl Mitchell, Business Admin Finance ‘97

Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship at Humber College

Cheryl Mitchell

With a passion for entrepreneurship, education and sports, Cheryl has worked with many entrepreneurs who are looking to start, scale and grow their ideas and businesses. Cheryl is currently the Director at Humber’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) and has taught many courses on innovation and entrepreneurship and finance including financial service and financial planning. Cheryl also worked to develop, coordinate and teach in Humber’s Entrepreneurial Enterprise graduate certificate program. Cheryl collaborates with many industries and has developed many partnerships within the entrepreneurial ecosystem within Canada. She supports entrepreneurs at all stages in their entrepreneurial journey at Humber and within the community.

Cheryl spent over 22 years in the financial services industry and held various roles within a large bank. Her expertise includes: Sales, finance, business, and entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur herself, Cheryl understands the passion behind an idea and knows the hard work and dedication it takes to be successful.

Educationally, Cheryl is a lifelong learner. After graduating from Sheridan, she completed her master’s in education, her MBA and is now completing her PhD in higher education.

Joy Opaluwa, Business Admin Finance ‘18

Coordinator, Finance & Operations at IFSE Institute

Joy OpaluwaJoy currently works as the Coordinator of Finance and Operations at IFSE Institute, a non-profit and leader in the financial services industry dedicated to helping professionals improve their financial literacy and advance their careers through affordable education.

She is a 2018 Sheridan graduate of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) program and is currently pursuing studies in sustainability. She holds a LEED Green Associate credential and is certified in Change Management. She is also a professional member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

The financial services industry plays an essential role in funding and raising awareness of issues in sustainability, thereby supporting Canada’s goal to transition to a low-carbon economy and net-zero emissions by 2050.

With her acquired skills and ongoing learning in sustainability, she hopes to use the knowledge gained to work with other advocates to promote the long-term growth and stability of Canada’s financial system and create a more sustainable future for all.

Kristina Worden, Banking and Wealth Management ‘13

Manager, National Oversight, Scotia Wealth Management

Kristina WordenKristina completed an advanced diploma at our Oakville campus in 2013, and accepted one of the roles offered to her as a result of the networking that took place in the co-op placements completed with us. 
While working a Trust Administrator (entry-level) position at CIBC Trust Corporation she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree online, graduation from the University of Guelph in 2016; concurrently she studied courses to help her develop in her role and a Certificate in Estate and Trust Administration was also completed in 2016.
In 2017, after 4 years of working in Toronto, Ontario, she accepted the position of Trust Officer in Vancouver, British Columbia. While acclimating to the west coast and her new role she continued pursuing designations with the support of her employer, Scotiatrust. In 2018 a TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) designation was awarded, followed by CFP (Certified Financial Planner) in 2019, and CEA (Certified Executor Advisor) in 2020. 
In 2021 an opportunity arose to work as the Manager of National Oversight, for Scotiatrust’s Executive Office (remote from Vancouver, because of COVID), which is the role she currently holds. Her current studies include the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist curriculum, and Law courses with the University of London, UK; she is currently a CAMS and LLB candidate.  
Being heavily invested in her career, she seeks creative and thoughtful outlets in her personal life including reading, baking, investing, biking, and catching up with good friends.

Kiran Parmar Mookerjee, Financial Planning ‘11

Financial Advisor at RBC

Kiran Parmar MookerjeeKiran Parmar Mookerjee came to Canada in 2010 as a student. She studied the postgrad diploma in financial planning at Sheridan College. For immigration she moved to Regina, SK and joined CIBC in April 2012. Kiran is currently working with RBC as a financial advisor. She lives with her husband and two children and enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places, and reading books.

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