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Bridge to Capital Markets' Burgess Headed to Wharton

Sobey School Communications

Roman founded BCM and is now headed to Wharton for his MBA.

Burgess headed to Wharton

It’s always gratifying to see an alumnus continue to excel, so Sobey School is proud to congratulate Roman Burgess, BComm’15, on his acceptance into the Wharton MBA program.

There are some students who blaze a trail socially through involvement, and others who make their mark academically. And sometimes there are those who do both, like Roman Burgess.

While at Saint Mary’s, he achieved extraordinary academic success, graduating with a 4.28 GPA out of a possible 4.30. He took home the Governor General’s Silver Medal and was awarded an International Baccalaureate Presidential Scholarship.

In addition to this, Roman was actively involved in activities at the school, most notably the IMPACT fund, our student-led investment fund. Upon graduation, Roman stepped into a busy career in Finance, quickly absorbing knowledge and ascending the corporate ladder.

In 2017, Roman founded Bridge to Capital Markets, a volunteer organization that strives to help top finance students at non-target schools obtain coveted positions in capital markets and asset management. Roman recognized that a lot of great talent comes from schools not necessarily identified as “Bay Street elite” recruiting grounds.

Finance Students: Opportunity

Roman has been very loyal in keeping Sobey School’s Finance students involved in the BCM organization. If you are a Finance student who would like to learn more, visit BridgetoCM … you must register in September.

Sarah Mancini, who also works with BCM, notes, “Many students who took part in BCM during its first two years are getting placed in top financial institutions and asset managers.”

Congratulations again, Roman!