Last Friday, on a cold and rainy afternoon, we were warmly greeted by Elisabeth Laratta and Meredith Taylor at the CIBC building in downtown Toronto. Elisabeth and Meredith are both Senior Managers of Government Relations at CIBC, a bank that OLIP is grateful to be sponsored by. During our meeting, Elisabeth and Meredith shared much about the work that they do and what it is like to be in government relations (GR) for one of five big banks in Canada. Both were kind enough to share their unique career paths, and how they ended up working for CIBC. The interns were quite impressed with the amount of experience they both have and what they have accomplished thus far — at such a young age! We learned a lot from both Elisabeth and Meredith, and appreciate the words of advice they gave to us as we start our careers.
Thank to Elisabeth and Meredith for taking time out of your busy days to meet with us, and thank you to CIBC for believing in and supporting OLIP.