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The OPTIONS Program – Engineering to banking: Career stories and lessons from alumni in the financial sector

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The OPTIONS Program

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative to support all engineering graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in exploring diverse career options.

Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram

Program Details:
Date: Wednesday January 22, 2020
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: WB116 (Wallberg Building, 200 College St, Toronto, ON M5S 3E5)

What do engineering graduates do in the banking sector? What skills do they need to succeed in the workplace? Come meet engineering masters and PhD alumni who have found meaningful, rewarding careers at banks. They will share their stories of transitioning from engineering to the workplace as well as the opportunities they gained (or wish they gained) in graduate school that helped them land a job.


  • Babak Samareh, Senior Manager – Data Science, RBC (PhD, MIE)
  • Dan Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, d1g1t Inc. and Adjunct Professor, U of T (PhD, ChemE)
  • Imad Ferzli, Senior Principal, Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Strategies and Research, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (PhD, ECE)
  • Sanaz Ghasemi, Senior User Experience Design Researcher, TD (PhD, MIE)

Read panelists’ bios here.

Register here!


January 22
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm