Egg-citing News: TalentEgg is Partnering with Odgers Berndtson’s CEO x 1 Day


It’s official — TalentEgg is joining forces with CEO x 1 Day!

CEO x 1 Day is a nationwide program delivered by Odgers Berndtson, a global executive search firm, which gives third and fourth-year students from universities and degree-granting college programs the opportunity to shadow the country’s top CEOs for a day.

Together, TalentEgg and CEO x 1 Day will be expanding on CEO x 1 Day’s recruitment process by opening up applications to TalentEgg’s national network of students (that’s you!) and providing access to the best possible candidates.

Our relationship with Canada’s student community will support CEO x 1 Day’s efforts to uncover the country’s future leaders, in turn, matching top students like you with egg-ceptional career and leadership development opportunities at highly regarded organizations across the country!

“We are thrilled to be partnering with TalentEgg to increase our outreach to this next generation of leaders and to be sharing some of the great insights that come from our participating CEOs and the students who shadow them,” says Rob Quinn, a partner at Odgers Berndtson.

What does this mean for you, students and grads?

Third and fourth-year university students from across the country can apply to be matched with an influential CEO at organizations with head offices in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Calgary. After completing a four-step recruitment process (which has been carefully designed to gauge student leadership potential), nineteen finalists will be chosen to become CEOs for a day!

The CEO x 1 Day experience not only provides opportunities for candidates to learn from top CEOs in Canada, but also familiarize themselves with an array of strategies and techniques used in the hiring process, preparing them for the most challenging recruitment experiences they may face in their future job searches.

We’ll be following applicants’ experiences along the way to create informative and interesting content to post on our social media channels and here on our Incubator blog, so that more students can benefit from the amazing career development opportunities that CEO x 1 Day provides.

We’re so egg-cited to be providing an authentic voice of young people in the coverage of the CEO x 1 Day journey, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

“We are thrilled to be working with Odgers Berndtson, the firm that has championed this innovative Canada-wide CEO x 1 Day program for the last three years, alongside the official media partner, the influential news source, the Globe and Mail. We believe it’s an exciting opportunity for our student users to compete for a unique, once in a lifetime career building experience. We look forward to sharing the finalists’ inspiring CEO x 1 Day journeys on our TalentEgg Incubator, website and social media channels which will offer unparalleled skills training for students and grads across Canada as we create and publish free learning materials based on the challenging recruitment process.” — Mary Barroll, President, TalentEgg

Also on board as official partners are McKinsey & Company, a globally recognized advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions, and Hogan Assessments, which helps businesses succeed through extensive personality assessments designed to predict career performance for businesses on a global scale.

You can find out more about the program at and starting September 29th until October 29th, you can apply online at, so get cracking on your applications!

Learn more about the CEO x 1 Day program here!