BUS 100 Group Photo

Becoming a Strategies for Success (BUS 100) facilitator has changed my life. That may sound like a bold statement, but I think that my fellow facilitators, past and present, would agree. Having the opportunity to mentor a class of 30 students and work alongside Professor David Schlanger was truly rewarding. I have seen significant growth in myself throughout my time in this role and will always attribute the person I am today to this involvement.

Here are just three of the ways I have developed as a person as a result of being a BUS 100 facilitator.

1. I am Confident!

Before this experience, I was never a shy person, but I wouldn’t say that I was the most confident either. I was extremely nervous to facilitate my first BUS 100 class. The following thoughts ran through my head:

Will the students respect me?
Will they like me?
Will I successfully manage to convey the objective of the lesson?

Although some of these thoughts were a result of nerves, I also exemplified a lack of self-confidence. As the weeks went on, my class of 30 became my family of 30, and I had no doubt in my mind that they respected me. As I reflected, I recognized the newfound confidence in the classroom that carried forward into my everyday life. My fellow facilitators and supervisors have validated this personal growth in me as well. Facilitating BUS 100 has helped me build my confidence and that is why this experience has changed my life.

2. I Have a Valuable Support System

As a BUS 100 facilitator, I truly valued my team of fellow facilitators. Each semester I worked in this role, I had the pleasure of working alongside 40 other facilitators. Working with  like-minded students resulted in many meaningful friendships and influential mentors. This was a valuable network of students that I met because of my role with BUS 100. I would never have met some of the most influential and supportive people in my life if I hadn’t applied for the facilitator position and for that I am sincerely grateful.

Rachel with Professor David Schlanger

Rachel with Professor David Schlanger

3. I Practice What I Preach

As a BUS 100 facilitator, you act as a role model to your class of students and enlighten them with effective ways to study, beat procrastination and become a master student. I have always been a hard-working student but after working in this role I noticed that I was using the BUS 100 tips to better my own academic career as well.

As a BUS 100 facilitator I had the opportunity to help my students excel academically and that had a positive effect on my grades too. This just goes to show that immersing yourself in a successful environment is influential to your own personal success!

Overall, becoming a BUS 100 facilitator has been one of the highlights of my university career. I feel so grateful to have been a part of such an amazing program that is touching so many lives in a positive way. I truly benefited from taking BUS 100 in my first year of university and I never knew it would continue to change my life so positively as I worked in a role on the other side of the course.

I highly recommend this opportunity to everyone looking to give back to fellow Ryerson students and be involved in the school community. I promise it will stimulate personal growth in you too. Best of luck!

Are you interested in becoming a BUS 100 facilitator?

Follow these three steps before 11:59 pm Mon Apr 11, 2016:

  1. Thoroughly read the BUS 100 Breakout Group Facilitator Job Description FALL 2016.
  2. Update your resume and have it beside you or on screen WHILE you complete the application form. You will be required to copy and paste selected portions of your up-to-date resume into our application form.
  3. Complete the online application process before 11:59 pm on Mon Apr 11, 2016. The online application process involves filling the BUS 100 Breakout Group Facilitator Job Application Form Fall 2016 at bit.ly/apply4Bus100 and completing a video interview through the interview stream link found at http://trsmcareers.interviewstream.com/ (instructions for completing the video interview are included in the job description).

All successful applicants will be contacted via email with further instructions on Friday, April 15th. Interviews will take place during the last week of April and the first two weeks of May.

Have questions?

Please contact Alexander Ruvuza at aruvuza@ryerson.ca.

Posted by Rachel Minicucci

Rachel Minicucci is a 3rd year Business Management student majoring in Marketing and minoring in Professional Communication. She has a passion for digital marketing, entrepreneurship, nail polish and fashion. Outside of school, Rachel is a YouTube Content Creator making promotional marketing content in the field of beauty, fashion and lifestyle under the username ‘prettypolishes’.