Fit for Business - transforming the first year university experience
At the Ted Rogers School of Management, we invest in the student experience through a dedicated first-year transition program, called Fit for Business (FFB). Transforming the student experience with FFB, students are empowered with a community and a path to achieve academic, career and personal success. Enabling engagement outside the classroom creates more collaborative, resilient and innovative students that are better equipped for the business world.
Take a glimpse into the diverse opportunities at the Ted Rogers School with FFB 360, where we provide you with insights into what our first-year students experienced through the years.
Get ready to hover over and click on the interactive dashboards you’re about to see below, as we take you on this journey. To get the full experience, we recommend you use a desktop computer instead of a mobile phone.
Get ready to hover over the interactive dashboards below, as we take you on this journey. To get the full experience, we recommend to use a desktop computer instead of a mobile phone and click on the full screen mode icon at the bottom right corner of the dashboards.
Worried? You're Not Alone
As students enter university, there are a lot of shared worries and doubts. In the interactive dashboard below, you’ll get to meet our real students and learn about their worries and how they got engaged outside the classroom to overcome them and maximize their experience. Use the drop-down at the top to see different student profiles and click into the box and select “Find out more” so you can also take advantage of the same opportunities.
TedPacks - make friends from all around the world
In the first semester of university, first-year students are individually placed into a TedPack. TedPacks are small groups of about 45 students that all share the same class schedule with one another, creating a community for students to connect and make friends from around the world. Students have the opportunity to gain student leadership experience in their first year by applying to become a TedPack Leader for their own TedPack and receiving mentorship from upper-year students.
Get informed with a personalized weekly FFB email
Students receive communication on everything needed to navigate first year through a personalized weekly FFB email - one centralized channel exclusive to first year students. Regardless of where our students are in the world, we make sure they get informed with relevant information and opportunities for their program.
Get engaged and rewarded with TedPoints
At the Ted Rogers School, students are rewarded with TedPoints for accessing services and resources offered by our departments outside of the classroom. Through unique first-year initiatives and events, students have the chance to learn from upper-year students, alumni and senior leaders. TedPoints rewards provide students with access to senior leaders chats and sold-out Bootcamps. Take a look at how students over the last 3 years have engaged and earned over 85,000 TedPoints - that’s 85,000 hours of engagement beyond the classroom.
Get industry-relevant experience
Fit for Business launched a first-year exclusive case competition this year in partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable. At this virtual competition, students had the opportunity to compete in the Canada Comeback Challenge and be mentored by alumni. Students strengthen their technical and soft skills through ongoing Bootcamps - some of which are offered to students as early as the summer before first semester begins. Let’s take a look at all the Bootcamps our first-year students took advantage of as they gained industry-relevant experience.
Get to the top - most engaged students
The most engaged students are recognized at the end of the academic year during a Top 10% end-of-year ceremony. Check out how our top engaged students leveraged these five departments within the Ted Rogers School for success.
First-year journey snapshot
There is no limit to what students can accomplish when they are empowered with a community and path to achieve academic, career and personal success right from the start of their university experience with Fit for Business. The timeline below provides a snapshot of some of the initiatives students can expect in their first year at the Ted Rogers School.
To learn more, contact the Fit for Business team at firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new window)