Your application has four elements; the cover letter, resume, a copy of all post secondary transcripts and your upper year course list.
Your cover letter should be clear, concise, accurate and free of grammatical and spelling errors. The tone of your cover letter should provide a bit of insight into who you are. There is no one sort of person we’re looking for at Cassels. The most important advice we can give you is to be authentic – give us a little insight into what makes you a unique candidate! And, please keep it to one page.
Your resume should be structured as a series of headings and point-form (or bulleted) content and may be up to two pages in length. In addition to your educational qualifications and work experience, your resume should also indicate what you do in your spare time (your interests, extracurriculars, hobbies, etc.)
Throughout your cover letter and resume you should emphasize how your experiences connect with our competencies.
You should submit copies of your official transcripts. We understand that often when you copy the official version, a safety feature will read “VOID” or “COPY” across the page. Don’t worry about this; please just ensure that your grades are legible.
Your intended upper year course list should be submitted in a bulleted list, organized by year (i.e. second year courses and third year course). This list should represent your honest intentions. We understand you do not have control over what courses are offered from year to year and you may not be able to take all of the courses listed.
If you are applying to our Toronto office, please address your application to Bethany McKoy.
If you are applying to our Vancouver or Calgary offices, please address your application to Jennifer Lau.