The ASPIRE Challenge

Innovation starts with a simple problem and someone saying to themselves, “there has to be a better way.” We’re looking for those problem solvers and creative thinkers - students like you! This is why we created The ASPIRE Challenge, so we can find you, and you can get to know us.

Check out last year’s Innovation & Industry Insights Weekend!

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About The ASPIRE Challenge

Find an opportunity for innovation in your community, and think of a solution.

Whether it’s using technology to transform old-school social programs, or giving children in remote areas better access to books, or speeding up the lunch line – if you’re a 2nd year post-secondary student we want to see how you think.

Step 1: Register & Apply

Think of an innovative solution, discuss with an employer, then register and submit your application & resume. You are now a Challenger.

Application Requirements

Step 2: Feedback

We will give you personalized feedback on both your application and resume. Great advice guaranteed for every Challenger!

Step 3: Presentation

Shortlisted Challengers will move to the next round and get the opportunity to present to employers via videoconference. Feedback guaranteed!

Step 4: Innovation and Industry Insights Weekend

For the winners! Challenge finalists will win an amazing weekend in Toronto which includes design thinking workshops, shark tanks, student networking, and hanging out with employers in a chill environment with great food.

Step 5: Internship

It doesn’t end there! Students attending the weekend have the opportunity to score a PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP with one of Canada’s leading Financial Services organizations! Gotta love those odds.

Registration is closed

*Please note: The ASPIRE Challenge weekend event takes place in the Greater Toronto Area. All 2nd year, post-secondary students are welcome to attend – however, each individual participant is responsible for their own travel arrangements and related expenses.

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