Three things course tutors wished you knew about the PASS Office

As a first-generation university student who entered Ted Rogers School of Management at the beginning of the pandemic, navigating university life and academics was extremely difficult. Entering uncharted territory where I did not know many people and being told, “You’re on your own in university,” was extremely nerve-wracking.   But this is far, far from the…

Incorporating EDI Into Our PASS Office

This post has been written by three Ted Rogers School of Management students Somin Park, Aleenah Hassan and Kourosh Jam. Equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) refers to altering the curriculum being taught to accommodate all students. This allows all the students to feel like they are in a safe environment, and because everyone feels comfortable,…

Three tips for an effective study group

My name is Stanley and I’m a third-year GMS co-op student at the Ted Rogers School of Management and a Program Advising and Student Success (PASS) tutor. As a former PASS student, I’ve always felt supported each time I visited the PASS office in my first and second year. The peer tutors were patient and…

A Letter to My First-Year Self

Dear First-Year Aleenah,  Hey there, first-year Aleenah. How’s it going? How are you feeling with classes just around the corner? You must be terrified – but that’s a good sign! It shows you care. The next four years are going to be the best years of your life. You are going to meet so many…

From Tutee to Tutor: My Experience at PASS

When I first entered university at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), I wanted to seek new opportunities and grow my skill set. During my first semester, I followed the Business Career Hub, which is where I stumbled upon the Program Advising and Student Success Centre (PASS).  Tutoring at PASS In my first semester,…

Jathavi Shanmuganantham’s journey from TRSS to the NDP

During her time as a Business Technology Management Co-op student at the Ted Rogers School, Jathavi Shanmuganantham held the role as the Vice President of Finance for the Ted Rogers Students’ Society (TRSS) in her final year. Because of her experience with TRSS and the budget she managed, the New Democratic Party (NDP) asked her…

My Mitacs Co-op Research Internship at TMU

The summer of 2022 was a turning point in my life, as the 12-week Mitacs Globalink research internship got me thinking about my transition from a student to a professional. My connection to the Toronto Metropolitan University dates back to last September when I was trying to apply for the Mitacs internship. Out of the…

Importance of Self Care

This article was written by Peer Academic Coach Michelle Ajobena (she/her, fourth-year Global Management Co-op student). Michelle is an Academic Success Centre’s student staff member who participated in the Self-Care Community of Practice. She has written this article to show how important it is to practise self-care in our daily life as university students. Since…

Preparing for In-Person Exams

Now that we are back in person, for many students, including you, this might be the first time that you’re writing an in-person exam. For other students, you might be writing in-person exams for the first time since 2020, or even 2019. Even though they might seem more intimidating than online exams, with the right…

My co-op experience at Scotiabank

One of the main reasons I joined the Ted Rogers Co-op program was to discover my passions and explore potential career paths. When I started my first internship at Scotiabank in September 2020, I began dedicating time each week to networking and exploring different parts of the bank in order to fulfill this goal. During…

What Success Looks Like to Me in a Hybrid Learning Environment

Now that we’re back on campus, we’ve all had to make significant changes to our routines. I began my journey as a mature student at the university in September 2020, so up until recently, I’ve only experienced learning in a virtual environment. I’m sure many of you can relate to the routine of waking up,…