My name is Shantel Leite and I am currently enrolled in the Honours Economics and Financial Management program here at Wilfrid Laurier University. This exclusive program has provided me with a variety of opportunities and has enabled me to explore different career paths within the financial sector. Laurierís Economics programs are distinct and have allowed me to differentiate myself from other candidates when applying for jobs. Because of this academic experience I have been able to work for RBC Capital Markets for the past two summer terms and I am looking forward to joining them full time after graduation. I attribute my success with my early career to the educational support Laurier has provided me with its small class sizes and various support programs.