MONTREAL – Do you ever wish you could live a day in the life of someone who has the career of your dreams? Well some Canadian students got the opportunity to do just that this week.
Four Quebec students in their final year of university were selected to take part.
Katerina Fragos was among the 10 Canadian students chosen by head hunting company, Odgers Berndtson, to shadow one of the country’s top senior executives.
Throughout her day with Videotron President Manon Brouillette, Fragos learned that being the head of a multi-million dollar company involves more than just enjoying fancy lunches and benefiting from the luxuries of life.
“Constant go, go, go, meetings to meetings, people making presentations to you, you making big decisions, that’s what I’ve seen so far,” said the Concordia University finance major.
The student admits walking in the shoes of such a successful woman is not easy
The biggest surprise was seeing how Brouillette manages to balance her life so well, said Fragos.
“I guess the stigma is that someone like a CEO is that they neglect other aspects of their lives, but seeing that all her areas are very balanced is very encouraging.”
Fragos already has a fulltime job lined up for when she graduates. However, from a day filled with lessons, this is one she thinks will stick:
“To be guided by impact – so don’t look for a role, don’t look for money, look to do things that impact people. and I think that’ll shift the way I aim for things.”