With so much going on at Ryerson at any given time, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information available. Even as a fourth year student, I’m constantly discovering new and helpful resources, workshops, and events happening on campus and online all the time. That’s why I have a ‘RYERSON’ folder in my internet browser’s bookmarks bar, containing links to Ryerson webpages I find myself returning to time and time again. Here are just a few links that I have bookmarked:
Ryerson’s Undergraduate Calendar highlights significant dates and upcoming deadlines you’ll need to know all year long. On this webpage, you’ll find: the refund schedule, the last day to drop a course, enrollment dates, the course adjustment period, and the dates of study week and final exams. Check routinely to ensure you never miss an important date again!
Keep this page bookmarked as the final exam schedule will be posted here. Did you know it is your responsibility to ensure there’s no conflict in exam scheduling (i.e. two exams that overlap)? If there is, you must notify your program department and professors well before the exam period. They will help resolve the issue for you. You will also find everything you need to know about exams procedures and expectations on this webpage.
This one’s a no brainer. Your my.ryerson Login allows you access to D2L Brightspace, RAMMS, and eHR (which is important if you are or plan on working anywhere on campus). If you haven’t already bookmarked this one, what are you waiting for?
Speaking of working on campus, keep an eye on this page for on campus job opportunities. There’s tons of part-time positions available that work around your school schedule and relate to your field of study. You’re bound to find something that interests you and helps you gain working experience to put on your resume. Not only is working on campus convenient (considering you spend all your time here anyways), it’s also a great way to get involved and contribute to the Ryerson community.
So you’ve found a job, internship, or co-op position that interests you, now what? Now is the perfect time to update your resume and brush up on your interview skills! The Ryerson Career Centre has plenty of great resources to help you polish up your cover letter and stand out as a job applicant. You can also book appointments with a Career Centre adviser specific to your faculty, should you need more support. They can assist you at every step of your job search, providing you feedback and positive criticism to help you succeed.
You’ll find a plethora of peer-reviewed and scholarly articles in Ryerson’s Library & Archives database. This extensive database even allows you to narrow your search for optimal and accurate results. In fact, you can even book a librarian through the online system to assist you with your research topic, especially if it’s quite complex topic. Nonetheless, even if your program is more ‘hands on’, you’ll definitely want to save this handy search tool for all your liberal courses. As you might remember, all lower and upper liberal courses have a writing component to them.
Whether you’re in a small group or a large, booking a room in the SLC or library is imperative if you require a quiet space to congregate, brainstorm, collaborate, and discuss big ideas for your next group project. Book well in advance though, as rooms tend to fill up quickly.
As a commuter school, it can be difficult to feel a strong sense of campus community when classmates are constantly rushing to catch the subway home. That’s why attending and participating in events is a great way to gain a sense of community and meet like-minded people as you. There’s always something going on on campus, but where and when? This events page shares every event, campaign, workshop, panel, etc. that’s happening on campus. Stop by and experience something new! Try ConnectRU for events organized by Student Affairs, student groups, and other organizations on campus, too.
- Your Program’s Website
Your program’s official website contains valuable information to you as it provides resources catered specifically to undergraduate students in your field of study. As a Creative Industries student, I constantly find myself browsing through the Creative Industries website periodically to pick courses (overview of program requirements) and find job/internship opportunities that interest me (job board). If you haven’t looked at your program’s website in a while, you’ll be surprised how much useful information is available to you.
We had to shamelessly plug ourselves on to the list. As the largest student-run university media hub in Canada, we’re proud to share with you engaging, amusing, and useful stuff created with you in mind! Bookmark us to stay up to date on blog posts, student videos, podcasts, campaigns, and so much more!
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