You love excitement
Whether it’s a carnival, a free outdoor concert, an arts festival, or a TV show or movie being filmed, you absolutely love excitement. You won’t mind hearing loud music or cheering as you walk to class, because you love the idea of people coming together to enjoy themselves, and you want to take advantage of opportunities to participate in any event that happens to be occurring that day.
You embrace diversity
You understand that Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the entire world, and that’s what you love about it! You are open to meeting people from different cultures, religions, and backgrounds, and even learning and building relationships with them. In your mind, everyone is equal and has something unique to bring to the table.
You are a hard worker
You’re ready to work hard to reach your goals. You know there will be times when stress will get the best of you, but you know that with some strong time management skills and a good work ethic (that you have been developing and are still working on in high school), you’ll be able to get the most out of your education and achieve academic success.
You are creative and innovative
You may be super artistic, or you may not. Either way, you enjoy coming up with new ways to approach everyday problems, you are able to see the bigger picture and how you can contribute to projects, and you are passionate about creating, whether it is a piece of writing, videos, new technology, or simply ways to improve your life and the lives of others.
You want more than an education
You are impressed by rigorous curriculums and feel lucky to have the opportunity to get a quality education. But you also want to join a sports team, get involved in a student group, create a start-up company, build your resume, and meet people who share your interests and values. You want to be able to explore your surroundings, discover new things, spend a night (or a few nights) out on the town, make memories, and be a part of a community.
If any or all of these criteria describe you, then you are likely a GREAT fit for Ryerson. University at Ryerson is undoubtedly a lot of work (and tears and stress) and requires you to be on your A game the majority of the time, but it is also exciting, diverse, lively, accepting, and innovative. There is always someone available to help you, and have fun with you. You have the freedom to learn from mistakes and experiences, and grow into the person you want to be during your four years here. It’s a long journey, but Ryerson is the perfect place to be when you embark on it.