Students & Alumni
Monday to Thursday, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Services for TRSM Alumni
As a recent graduate from TRSM we are very interested in hearing how your career is going. We would also love your feedback on how your education and experience at university helped prepare you for the workplace. We also wanted to remind you that all TRSM alumni are eligible for BCH programs and services for five years following graduation.
If you are interested in learning more about BCH’s alumni services and programs, please contact Dan Kennedy at (416) 979-5000, ext. 3186, or email@example.com
We're here to help!
The Business Career Hub operates on the mantra, “It’s Your Journey, We’ll Guide You There,” meaning we are here to help you with resources and support at every step of your self-directed career journey as a student and recent alumni.
The Business Career Hub services include programming regarding identifying opportunities, marketing yourself, interviewing, negotiating offers and active career management. We offer written/online resources, 1-on-1 support, workshops and special events to help you get there.
Opportunities promoted by BCH tend to have a variety of cycles, so we recommend you stay tuned with us, especially between September and April, to learn about employers who are specifically dedicated to hiring TRSM students for internships.
Some of the more frequent hiring periods, however, are:
Keep in mind that timelines can also be industry specific, so we suggest you drop in to visit with a Career Consultant to learn more about hiring in a specific industry.
The BCH promotes full- and part-time jobs, as well as paid co-ops/internships in a variety of ways. Please come by the BCH offices to discuss these options in more detail.
You may also access the following popular student/alumni search websites to locate alternate paid internship/co-op opportunities:
- ontario.ca/careers - Summer positions for current students, 2 year internship for new graduates
- olipinterns.ca - Ontario Legislature Internship Programme for graduates
Most employers we work with are open to and excited about the possibility of hiring ALL BComm students, regardless of major, as long as they can contribute aligned value to the organization.
While there are some exceptions, your attractiveness as a candidate for different opportunities is also based on how you go about marketing yourself and targeting yourself to a specific audience as a BComm grad.
Most internships and new grad roles do not necessarily require a specific focus. Many simply state that pursuing/achieving a BComm is required.
If you are unsure of where to start, consider the following:
Meeting with a Career Consultant (drop in or schdedule 1-on-1 appointment) to begin to explore areas of interest and/or attending our Setting Career Goals workshop and/or conducting some practice activities.
You can also take a look at the “Introduction & Self Assessment” section of the BCH Career Preparation Workbook, which can be found on Blackboard. The activities in this section of the Workbook will help you do some self reflecting and assessment so you can clearly and effectively determine where your skills, interests and passions lie, and set career goals based on that information.
There are also a number of labour market resources that you may access to begin your exploration process. The following links are great ways to start exploring possible occupations:
Yes! We have a few ways to help you prepare for an upcoming interview.
You can briefly speak with a Career Consultant as a drop-in appointment, if you are looking for some quick tips and information on how to prepare.
If you would like a more in-depth consultation, you can book an appointment with your designated Career Consultant, who can review the interview process with you and help you prepare, or conduct a Mock Interview and provide you with feedback for improvement.
You can also sign up for external,InterviewStream. Your Career Consultant can create a tailored interview for you, and you can practice and get feedback, which you can review and improve on.
You will be able to watch the video of yourself answering interview questions so you can see not only where your content needs improvement, but also things like posture and gesturing.
Sign up with your ryerson.ca email at external,www.https://tedrogersschool.interviewstream.com/
If the opportunity requires placement in a co-op program and is full-time or part-time in nature (i.e., January–April), you must be enrolled in the Co-op Program through your Department.
However, in circumstances where a co-op is listed as a requirement, it is advised that you connect with the Business Career Hub or the employer directly to determine if this is, in fact, a definite requirement.
For more information about how to become part of the co-op program, please contact your academic Department & the Co-op office directly.
The Business Career Hub does not promote unpaid co-ops/internships unless they are a requirement for graduation in particular business programs. At present, this applies to the following programs only:
Retail Management (RMG)
Must complete a retail-related internship, typically conducted during the summer in year 3. Some students also access unpaid opportunities. This is typically full-time and paid, however, some students complete the internship through the year on a part-time basis.
Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM)
HTM students must complete 1,000 hours of HTM work experience and the HTM Department may sign off on Workplace Education Agreement for student insurance coverage to participate in a pre-approved unpaid internship for a maximum of 20 hours/week as long as it conforms to a student’s full-time schedule.
If you are enrolled in one of the above programs, please contact your designated Career Consultant to determine open unpaid internships/co-ops and possible employers with whom to outreach about opportunities.
"I just got the call and am very excited, this is such a great opportunity. I honestly can't thank [BCH] enough. Without [their] help I might not be in this position now!"