See what participating CEOs and students have to say about the program.

21 University Students Take on the Top Job

January 31, 2017

Shadowing CEOs at Campbell Canada, De Beers, Transat, Siemens, the Canadian Red Cross and Many Others

Odgers Berndtson Bridges Leadership Generational Gap with Fourth Annual CEO x 1 Day Program

October 3, 2016

Exclusive job-shadowing opportunity provides invaluable insight into leadership trends


Motivated student turns to MEC for diversified experience

April 12, 2016

The Globe and Mail reports on CEO David Labistour's leadership lessons for one CEO x 1 Day finalist.


What a Toronto student learned from IKEA Canada boss Stefan Sjostrand

April 5, 2016

Ryerson student Maria Poonawala recounts her CEO x 1 Day experience to the Globe and Mail.


Queen’s student tackles a day at the top of the CFL

March 30, 2016

The Globe and Mail interviews CEO x 1 Day finalist Alyssa Spagnolo and CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge.

Ryerson student spends one day as CEO of IKEA

March 15, 2016

Maria Poonawala shares her experience shadowing the CEO of Ikea Canada.

Altus group CEO mentors future leader in CEO x 1 Day program

March 9, 2016

Altus Group reports on their experience with York University student finalist Sayjon Ariyarathnam on the corporate website.


Maria Poonawala Spends Day as CEO of IKEA Canada

March 7, 2016

CEO x 1 Day finalist and Ryerson student recounts her day shadowing CEO Stefan Sjöstrand for the university's website.


Norsat boss champions engineering-diversity cause

March 2, 2016

UBC Engineering student Jasmine Nikkari talks to Business in Vancouver about the opportunity to shadow a female CEO.


Austin Buzzell, University of Victoria student spends a day in the C-Suite

March 1, 2016

One CEO x 1 Day finalist is interviewed about his experience at Ballard Power Systems for the university’s website.