I started my first year at York University and it was a great experience. People there were extremely friendly, the social events were lively, and the campus was huge. Throughout the year, I would go down to the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) to study with a friend of mine.

The school caught my eye from the first step into the building. The TRSM building was beautiful and modern.

trsm Hallway

deca

DECA

The students were unbelievably engaged, with a plethora of student groups constantly holding events (check the selfie of DECA Ryerson and their largest turnout ever, with 500 delegates).

The school inspired students to take risks and be entrepreneurial with student groups such as Enactus, startup incubators like the Digital Media Zone, with 83 startups and counting, (DMZ) and Fashion Zone (FZ). The Zone model of education Ryerson is not scared to take risks to bring innovation to the educational experience.

fashionZone

Hack ‘n’ Talk at the Fashion Zone

dmz

Ryerson Digital Media Zone

I really started to think about switching to Ryerson and the TRSM and I asked my friends and student peers what they thought of it. So, why choose TRSM?

My friends who attended different business schools said that “TRSM is an up-and-coming school and their curriculum is practical and reflective of the needs of today’s business world. And they’re not afraid to try different things and be innovative. They are AACSB certified, an extremely hard certification to get and is held by less than 5% of the 13,000 business programs in the world.”

My friends who attended TRSM said “TRSM is a great school and they really care about your future. They really try to help you find a job through setting-up networking events and building relationships with firms through their Career Development and Education Centre. The students are so passionate about making a difference for other students by being involved in student groups who set up events for professional development or holding fun social events. They are even making positive changes in the world already. With the help of TRSM, Enactus has established Project Dago, which has held financial literacy and entrepreneurship workshops to the women of Kenya since 2011. I have also met my best friends here. And being downtown, there’s always something going on. I definitely love and recommend TRSM.”

President of Enactus, Stefany Nieto, teaches the women of Kenya on financial literacy and entrepreneurship

President of Enactus, Stefany Nieto, teaches the women of Kenya on financial literacy and entrepreneurship

Video of Enactus Ryerson teaching the women of Kenya to set up their own bee farm businesses. 20 bee farms have been established since.

Two years later, after making the switch, it has been one of the best decisions in my life. I enjoy waking up and going to school every day. Being around such passionate students, staff, and professors makes the experience so enjoyable and I know that my future is being guided in the right direction. Everyone here is indeed friendly, and I have met some of my best friends here. And there’s never a dull moment, being in the heart of Toronto.

A selfie taken at the Ted Rogers Management Conference

A selfie taken at the Ted Rogers Management Conference

If this blog has caught your attention with Ted Rogers School of Management, I encourage you to find out more about the school. There are six focuses in the undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce program:

  1. Accounting & Finance
  2. Business Management
  3. Business Technology Management
  4. Hospitality & Tourism Management
  5. Retail Management

Don’t forget to check out TRSM’s social media channels:

  1. Twitter: @TRSMryersonU
  2. Facebook: /TedRogersSchool

Posted by James Tieu

Bachelor of Commerce candidate, 3rd year marketing major, Ted Rogers School of Management

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