Choosing a program is a difficult task, it’s hard to know exactly why you should choose one program over another when you have never experienced anything like university before. I wanted to share three reasons why I applied to Business Management – Marketing, and why you should also consider it!
1. Professors That Work in the Industry
Throughout my time in university, I have found that the best teaching comes from professors who just recently left or currently work in the industry, and at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) a lot of the professors fall into these categories. These professors are great professional connections to help grow your network, and sometimes they even present external opportunities to their students. These professors also have relevant examples to help support their lessons, which makes learning content so much more interesting.
2. Location Location Location
TRSM is located downtown Toronto at Bay and Dundas, just down the street from Yonge and Dundas Square, one of the busiest intersections in Toronto. It is no wonder why many brands choose to advertise and set up brand activations in this space, it’s almost like a mini Times Square. As a marketing major, walking by the square every day before class leaves you feeling inspired to work hard in school so you can one day be the brains behind a brand.
3. Opportunities To Get Experience
Ryerson and TRSM offer its students so many different opportunities to get hands-on experience in the field in which they are studying. First, there are many on-campus marketing jobs that you can apply to in order to gain relevant experience and learn from professionals. Second, there are LOTS of TRSM student groups which have marketing committees you can apply to, and these are a fun way to make friends and practice your skills. These student groups also put on many events like conferences which you can attend to practice your case competition skills, and impress and connect with industry professionals. Lastly, there is usually never a day employers are not on campus providing information about co-op opportunities, internships and new graduate programs. This is a great opportunity to learn about different employers and network with their recruiting teams (you never know where your next opportunity may come from).