After a varied career, an EMBA alumna sets her sights on investment advising


Marie-Lou Dorval (EMBA’15) has done almost everything: She’s been a filmmaker, she’s been the president of an agricultural business, and she’s run a restaurant.

Since graduating from the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program, Ms. Dorval has changed her course completely, becoming an investment advisor at Raymond James Ltd — and it’s a job she doesn’t see herself leaving any time soon!

Specifically, Ms. Dorval likes the counselling aspect, which lets her “accompany people, understand their financial objectives, but also their personal objectives; and to help them satisfy both.”

Though her first steps in the industry were tough, Ms. Dorval has come up with techniques and tools for gaining customers, from networking to organizing seminars.

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