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Meet your Career Coaching Team

Mahsa Mashayekhi

Career Coach, Masters of Financial Risk Management program


Mahsa Mashayekhi is an early career coach and has worked with the MFRM program since 2020.  Mahsa is a very passionate in helping students through their career journey and finding the right career.  Prior to joining the MFRM program, Mahsa was a Career Coach at Rotman Commerce supporting students in the Finance specialist.  Mahsa has experience coaching a diverse populations as well as by engaging with industry professionals across various types of employer engagement.  She has delivered effective career development tools in areas such as self-assessments, resume and cover letter, interviews, job search strategy, LinkedIn and networking skills.


Prior to joining Rotman, Mahsa spent over 12 years working within leading Financial institutes and FinTech.  She has spent close to 8 years working at TD in Personal Banking, Back Office, Wealth Management and Product & Strategy.  Mahsa also worked at Capital One for 3 years working as an Operations Manager where she directed a team of 3 operations and process managers.  She was also appointed as risk pod lead where she had to collaborate with Enterprise Risk team on all ongoing risk initiatives and projects.


Mahsa holds an MBA from Queen’s University, an Honours Bachelor of Business Admin and Management from York University.

Professional Conduct Agreement (PCA)

The Rotman School of Management has a strong brand aligned to its core values of Diversity, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. Our values guide how we engage with business and society. As part of the Rotman community, students are to adhere to these values at all times during their time at Rotman. Rotman’s Professional Conduct Agreement is in place to help maintain our brand with employers and to encourage professionalism amongst our students. When you create your RCareer profile, the PCA will appear as a pop-up window, requiring you to acknowledge your agreement to the terms before proceeding.


The Professional Conduct Agreement covers:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Attendance
  • Dress Code
  • Behaviour and Communications


Download the Professional Conduct Agreement.

Career Services Programming

MFRM Exclusive Videos

MMA Exclusive Videos

Keep in mind the portions of your previous job(s) you have most enjoyed in the past, what you think you are good at, and what others have indicated you are good at, as well as your motivations for coming to Rotman to do your Masters. We recommend having your current resume and past employment performance assessments/reviews with you as you go through this section.


Gallup research proves that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. When they identify their talents and develop them into strengths, people are more productive, perform better, and are more engaged. Gallup’s CliftonStrengths (previously known as StrengthsFinder) assessment is the first step in helping you identify your talents.


The odds of someone having the exact same top 5 Strengths as you in the exact same order is 1 in 33 million, which means your individual results enable you to tap into your unique talents. The CliftonStrengths assessment uncovers which talents you rely on to build relationships, think strategically, execute plans and influence others to accomplish goals. When you know your unique set of these talents, you’re empowered to succeed by doing what you naturally do best. Every. Single. Day.


Curious to learn more about the assessment? Click on the following video.


Access CliftonStrengths


  1. Visit Gallup at  
  2. Click the ‘Redeem Code’ button at the top of the page and paste your access code into the available field and click ‘Continue’.  
  3. Whether or not you have previously taken the assessment, create a new account
      • You are encouraged to use your personal email address so you may continue to access the platform after graduation
      • If you have taken the assessment in the past, you may create a new account using the same email address but with a separate username.  
  4. Once registered, you will be able to take the CliftonStrengths assessment. Please give yourself 45 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete it.


Analyze your CliftonStrengths Results


Upon completion of the assessment, go to the ‘Reports’ tab on the Gallup main dashboard to download your results and read through them thoroughly. The most useful report is called ‘CliftonStrengths Top 5’ which offers personalized results based on how you uniquely answered each question. 


Share your results with others (family, friends, partners, colleagues, etc.) to gain their perspective and insight on how they see you using your natural talents. 


Refer to the following document for a guide to getting the most from your natural talents and turning them into Strengths. Download the guide. 


Harnessing the power of your Strengths


Continue building your knowledge and appreciation of your unique talents, and learn how to intentionally leverage them by using the following tools and resources:


  1. On the CliftonStrengths for Students main page (dashboard):
    • Read the additional theme descriptions of your top 5 Strengths. Click on the ‘Resources’ tab at the top of your dashboard, and then click on ‘More about CliftonStrengths’.
    • Review the Action Items associated with each of your Top 5 Strengths. Click on the ‘Action items’ tab at the top of the page. There will be an extensive list of Action Items associated with each of your Top 5 Strengths. Select the ones most relevant for you to build a customized report that you can print or save.
    • Select one Strength to work on each month and identify the most relevant 3-5 Action Items to focus on. Post these action items somewhere so they are top of mind.
  1. Listen to the ‘Theme Thursday’ webcasts or podcasts of your top 5 Strengths. These are available via the Gallup website or your preferred podcast platform under ‘Gallup Theme Thursdays’.


CliftonStrengths Wellbeing series


Many of us have had our wellbeing challenged significantly over the past few years. How can you maintain a thriving wellbeing, or move to a place of thriving, in each of the five wellbeing elements as identified by Gallup – career, social, financial, community and physical? To help people learn how to leverage their top talent themes to become someone who thrives, Gallup has created a new CliftonStrengths Wellbeing webcast series.