For Students

Q: Are graduate (Masters or Ph.D.) students eligible to apply for CEOx1Day?

A:. Unfortunately not. The CEOx1Day program is open to all third- and fourth-year students enrolled full-time in a Canadian university or degree-granting college undergraduate program. (See additional details on eligibility, including a list of evaluation criteria, here.)

Q: Will I be informed if I am not chosen to move forward in the selection process?

A: Yes, applicants are notified at every stage of the process by email, whether they have been selected to move ahead or not.

Q: How do I know that my online application was accepted?

A:. Once you click the ‘Register’ button, the page will refresh and you’ll see the following message: “Your application was successfully submitted. Thank you.” If you don’t see this message, your application wasn’t successfully submitted.

If you have any issues with your submission, email ceox1day.canada@odgersberndtson.com.

Q: How are CEOx1Day finalists selected?

A: Students must meet specific criteria in order to move through each phase of the program’s selection process. Review the evaluation criteria for each phase of the selection process here.

Q: I completed the Hogan Leadership Assessment Questionnaire in Phase 2 of the selection process, but I wasn’t chosen to move ahead. Will I receive a copy of my leadership report?

A: Yes, students who have completed the Hogan Leadership Assessment Questionnaire but who didn’t move on to the finalist round will receive their report by email once the program finalists have been chosen.

Q: I’ve been selected as a finalist, but the date for my CEOx1Day event conflicts with my class schedule. Can the date be switched?

A: During the application process we ask for students to confirm their availability for the CEO mentor dates. This date has been booked with the CEOs' organizations months in advance. Therefore, it cannot be changed. If you have a conflict due to an exam or project, Odgers Berndtson would be pleased to provide a letter to your school that outlines your involvement in the program. Alternatively, if you’re selected as a finalist but are unable to attend the event due to something else coming up, we’ll have to give your spot to another finalist.

Q: Do benefits of the CEOx1Day program include being considered for an internship with Odgers Berndtson?

A: If you’ve been selected as a finalist, Odgers Berndtson will review your resumé for an internship and we will contact you directly should we feel that you are a fit for our organization.

For Companies

Q: My company is interested in participating in the CEOx1Day program in Canada. How do I sign up?

A: We’d love to talk with you about how your organization can get involved. Please contact ceox1day.canada@odgersberndtson.com

Q: When do the CEOx1Day one-on-one mentor days take place?

A: The CEOx1Day mentor days will take place in between February 13 and March 10 of 2023. 

Q: What kind of preparation is required for my organization?

A: We make it as easy as possible for organizations to participate in the CEOx1Day program. After your organization’s participation has been confirmed, we schedule a kick-off call to formally introduce our team and provide more detailed information about the other CEO participants, the agenda for the day and our planned promotional campaigns. We work with you to help create an experience that’s meaningful for both the CEO and the finalist!


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