What about this program is most interesting to you? What are the most valuable new skills you've developed, so far?
Actually, it’s not so much the program as it is the people this program attracts. Even though we’re all in the same program, each student’s interests and career goals are so unique. I’ve been able to learn from my peers and professors with different competences, and that is something I really value. Every single class has included group work, so I’ve developed both my teamwork and leadership skills. Business is a core aspect of the program, so I’ve also been able to learn crucial lessons in fields like accounting, marketing, management and entrepreneurship. I’ve been able to take courses in public speaking, participatory media, video and image editing, and much more. Even if I can’t name every single skill I’ve acquired and developed, I know I have and will apply them subconsciously in the future.
What was your experience like working with Mass Exodus, Toronto Metropolitan University's annual fashion show?
As Communications Director for Mass Exodus, I oversaw the Public Relations & Marketing and Visitor Experience committees. My job was to make sure the Mass Exodus brand was communicated consistently, our social media accounts were engaging, guests were seated quickly and enjoyed themselves, and we received adequate sponsorship and media coverage. Located in Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre for the first time, this experience was both challenging and exciting, and allowed me to work with a diverse team and exercise and develop my professional skills.