Hi WhyRyerson readers!
My name is Karishma and I’m excited to be one of your WhyRyerson bloggers this year! I’ll be blogging, Snapchatting, Instagramming, and Tweeting my way through the school year to give you a sneak peak at what it’s like being a student at Ryerson and all of the incredible things that come along with it.
Since you’ll be hearing and seeing me a lot on WhyRyerson’s platforms, now is the perfect time to tell you a little about me. I’m currently in my fourth year of the Business Management program, and by the end of this school year I will (hopefully) be gliding across the convocation stage proudly waving my Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management degree around. It’s surreal to think that I’m in my final year of undergrad, and not to sound cliché, but the time has definitely flown by. Luckily, being a student at Ryerson means being in an environment where you’re constantly learning something new; whether that be interesting course concepts, life and career skills, or how to sprint from one side of campus to the other without slipping on the icy sidewalks during winter.
Another thing that has made my Ryerson experience so amazing is the extra curricular activities. Ryerson is often referred to as a commuter school because most students live off-campus and travel to and from school everyday. During my first year I was definitely stuck in the home-school-home rut, but by joining student groups and getting involved I completely changed my university experience. I’m currently VP Marketing Strategy for SAGE Ryerson, part of the Ted Rogers School of Management’s Top 200 Program, and just came back from a semester abroad in England. To my disappointment, I didn’t come home with an amazing British accent, but it was still the highlight of my undergraduate experience. Other than my school-related interests, I’m a major pop culture follower, which basically means anything that is deemed frivolous celebrity news is what I’m obsessing over that week. I’m also a self-proclaimed Wikipedia addict, love reading, and spend approximately 60% of my day yelling at my laptop because of its inability to work properly.
I hope that this post was able to introduce me to you a little more! Be sure to follow Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment on our social media accounts and keep up-to-date with our blog as I take you along through the craziness of my final year at the best school imaginable (though I might be biased). Trust me when I say you won’t regret it!