In the Grace Wang Portfolio Management Practice, we invite qualified students to apply for our summer internship program. Summer internships are typically approximately two months in duration, and attract self-motivated, career driven applicants who are also passionate about the investing field.
Comments from our past summer interns
Being a summer student with the Grace Wang Portfolio Management Practice was a terrific learning experience. While the internship provides a comprehensive experience in investment management, there are a few elements that differentiate this experience with any other internship:
There is a strong emphasis on developing frameworks and criteria to evaluate companies and make investment decisions. The importance of having a strong framework and criteria is evident throughout the internship and plays a crucial role in deciphering good investment ideas from great investment ideas. Grace and Sam are always willing to help hone your frameworks and criteria – elements that I can further refine and use for the rest of my career.
Every task is undertaken with a decision maker’s mindset. As such, evaluating opportunities with a critical mindset and a deep understanding of the risks, relative to the potential reward, is instrumental. Utilizing this mindset allows Grace and Sam to trust the insights and integrate them into capital allocation decisions as they know you have made a recommendation as if it was your own portfolio.
Grace and Sam provide an unparalleled level of breadth and depth in their expertise on the portfolio companies and the market as a whole. Their insights and feedback always helped to improve my understanding of investment decisions and altered my perspectives on numerous issues with intriguing market commentary.
I would certainly recommend that any student interested in a capital markets career take the opportunity to work with the Grace Wang Portfolio Management Practice – it is an experience that has changed the way in which I think about making investment decisions and has provided me with so many lessons that I will carry throughout my career.
An internship with the Grace Wang Portfolio Management Practice is, by far, among the most incredible opportunities for a summer student in the Lower Mainland.
Firstly, Grace and Sam are especially hard-working and talented investment managers. Among everything else, the team has a lot of combined experience in investment management - and they do everything they can to get you to their level of understanding. Despite your level of sophistication, Grace and Sam actively encourage your participation in discussions and then provide you with the mentorship to build your knowledge and become a more informed investor. I really benefited from this learning framework, and I was able to leave with a good understanding of what makes for a strong investment, valuable lessons I continue to utilize for myself.
On top of gaining a better understanding about finance, one of the greatest things about an internship with the Grace Wang Portfolio Management Practice is getting the opportunity to work on a new set of challenges every day and broadening your horizons. Whether it be building portfolio management tools or meeting with clients, every day offers you a chance to build upon your skills while learning new ones. The team pushes you to become not just more well-read about markets, but also a much more well-rounded professional capable of building relationships and making tough decisions.
I recommend any student with an interest in Finance to intern with the Grace Wang Portfolio Management Practice! The lessons that you’ll learn about investing, dealing with stakeholders, and making better personal choices are valuable tools that will follow you throughout your life.