About the Program

CEO x 1 Day, exclusive to Odgers Berndtson, Canada's leading executive search firm, is a program that matches third and fourth year university students with some of the country’s leading CEOs.


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What’s in it for students

CEO x 1 Day gives students an opportunity to take in-class learning and apply it to a real world situation and equips them with the tools and skills to start building their careers.

Benefits to students:

Why CEOs are getting involved

Leveraging the talents of Odgers Berndtson’s team of executive search experts, the CEO x 1 Day program will uncover some of Canada’s most promising future talent and give CEOs an opportunity to connect and better understand what drives the next generation of leaders.

Benefits to participating companies:

If you are an organization who is interested in having your CEO participate in the program, please contact Jacqueline Foley, Chief Marketing Officer, Odgers Berndtson at Jacqueline.foley@odgersberndtson.ca.

About Odgers Berndtson

Odgers Berndtson is Canada’s leading executive search firm and a global leader with offices in more than 29 countries worldwide. We specialize in recruiting senior executives and board members in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Clients benefit from our global reach and our extraordinary regional expertise. Our unique approach to search is based on building deep relationships with our clients and the people we place. As industry and functional experts, we invest in getting to know our clients’ organizations and the nuances of their culture. This knowledge gives us a powerful perspective and helps us build world-class leadership teams for clients across the country.

Odgers Berndtson has been running CEO x 1 Day globally for 7 years. When the program was launched in Spain, there were over 3000 applications in the first year.