So, we’ve officially been back at Ryerson just over a month now. The nerves have settled down and your official back-to-school excuse list has been exhausted. It’s a new year and a new you, so it’s time we start treating October like the new February- you know, the month after you’ve made all those new year resolutions and now all your motivation is gone and need some reminders to get back on track?
So without further ado, here is your official back to school to do list for the rest of the year.
Join a student group/club
Clubs are a great way for you to get to know students with similar interests as you, as well as teach you new skills and improve on old ones. Ryerson is filled to the brim with student groups so you should have no problems finding the right fit for you! If you’re not sure where to get started, check out ConnectRU for some suggestions!
Look for a new job
If you’re tired of the same old job or are just looking for some part time work, check out Ryerson’s Career Boost program. Here you can find both on and off campus postings. As well, they offer other on-campus job postings that don’t require work study approval. Positions are all over campus in different career fields to help get you ready for your future career!
Attend a conference
Conferences have been an integral part of my time at Ryerson and I can’t recommend them enough. If you’re looking to learn more about different career fields, show off your case competition skills to our rivals or just need an excuse to dress up fancy and eat good this is for you!
Go to the gym (at least once)
I know we all say this, but it’s actually time to get down to it! We have two gyms located on campus so there’s no more excuses to skip leg day. If you’re quite ready to become the next gym rat try out an intramural sport to keep things light and fun! Also make sure to check out the women’s only hours at the RAC.
Book a study room
If you’re like me, it takes a lot to get you motivated to start studying. One thing that really helps me is to book a study room in advance! That way you’re more committed to going. Make sure you book at least a week a head because the SLC rooms go fast!
Try a new restaurant
There is so much great food downtown that you’re missing out on if you only go to class and then home everyday. Take advantage of the vast multiculturalism in Toronto and try food from around the world at your doorstep.
Find something that makes you happy!!
This is the most important one. Whether it’s something on this list or someone close to you find what makes you happy and stick with it! This year can be the best yet if you make it so.