Andrea Belvedere, a fourth-year Ted Rogers School of Management student who has been highly involved on campus throughout her time at Ryerson, explains the benefits of getting involved with on-campus student-run organizations.
I credit a job shadow I did at the Ontario Ministry of Finance as being the reason why I want to work for the government when I graduate. I wasn’t paid, but being able to immerse myself in the environment was worth it.
In Part 2 of my interview with Greg Overholt, executive director of Students Offering Support, he explains how SOS is thriving thanks to student volunteers, why students should volunteer to help their careers, and why SOS is the ideal place for students to volunteer.
It’s easy to forget the world around you when the paper piles high. And it’s also easy to forget that the restaurants, bars, galleries, shops and walking trails which are the mainstays of your non-academic moments are potential treasures to people less familiar with your cityscape.
Recent grad sing, “Hire Me” in a YouTube video (embedded). Arts grads tend to be more well rounded. Students are turning to downloadable textbooks. A Globe and Mail writer wishes he had gotten drunk or high with his profs. Fake Facebook groups target students.
I’m frustrated with the rumour that universities are career factories, continuously pumping out eager, money-hungry employees. Co-op coordinators and potential employers constantly expect us to drop everything, including our classes, to attend workshops and interviews.
Happy long weekend, everyone! Just in case you have some time on your hands and you’re not camping, heading up to the cottage or having a pool party, there’s quite a bit of news, content and video to check out in this week’s edition of Friday Finds. Enjoy!