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Fit for Business

What is Fit for Business?

Fit for Business (FFB) is a new program designed exclusively for first-year Ted Rogers students to amplify awareness and engagement around the unique initiatives to achieve academic, career and personal success at the Ted Rogers School of Management while building a sense of community and meaningful shared experiences within a TedPack.

This unique program integrates experiential learning and engagement activities that provide technical, soft and life skills for you to succeed in your program while meeting other students and earning TedPoints along the way. Additionally, all full-time students accepted to our school are eligible to apply to the industry-leading Ted Rogers Co-op program, on the condition that you continue to meet the program requirements.

Transforming the first-year experience, you will transition into Ted Rogers with a higher sense of community, knowledge, and confidence to access and participate in the right services, resources and events to empower you for success. Made just for you, look out for your personalized weekly Ted Rogers Fit for Business email. Let us know if you don’t see this in your inbox!

My Story in 30

My Story in 30 is an FFB series where upper-year Ted Rogers students share their stories in 30-minutes. These are personal student experiences that are real and honest - journeys that aren't always openly talked about. 

No scripts, no slides, just a real-life story. Register below. 👇

For TedPacks that have the most number of students from their TedPack attend, you each get an additional TedPoint for attending this series.

My Story in 30: Am I doing enough?
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Brianna DeGasperis, external link, opens in new window, 2nd-year Law and Business student often-times found herself asking the question, "am I doing enough?". While juggling a part-time job, taking care of siblings, and getting news that her mom was ill, Brianna still managed to make time to mentor others, take on the Director of Corporate Relations role with the LBSA, a full-course load, and still continued to volunteer within her community. Tune in to hear Brianna's story and what she did to manage her time, while facing adversity and realizing it was enough. 

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. EST

My Story in 30: How I went from burnout to burn bright.
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Paolo Hermogenes, external link, opens in new window, 5th-year Real Estate Management co-op student talks to us about feeling burnout and managing the stress of it all. Paolo opens up about noticing the effects of burnout from diving deeper into work, avoiding personal life including the loss of a family member and his own wellbeing. Currently, Paolo is finishing up school, working as a Real Estate Agent, mentoring others and studying for the CFA exam. Tune in to hear Paolo's story on how he managed his time and wellbeing to go from burnout to burn bright.

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. EST

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Co-op on your mind? What to know for your application. 

Nov. 4 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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Enhance your brand and network on LinkedIn.

Nov. 11 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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What to do before, during and after an interview.

Nov. 18 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact us

Email the Fit for Business team at, opens in new window with any questions or comments you may have. 


One of the challenges for new students is that you may not know anyone, making it easy to feel disconnected, alone and difficult to meet others. Which is why we have built TedPacks.

TedPacks are groups of 45 first-year students who are enrolled in the same program to build community, communicate and connect with one another. This enables you to get to know the other students within your TedPack while engaging in activities together, making friends and earning TedPoints. Every TedPack will have one to two TedPack Leaders!


students in a TedPack


new friends and mentors


earn TedPoints along your journey


to be hired after you graduate

Fit for Business - TedPacks

To see which TedPack you are in, log in to and click Online Courses & Organizations then on your TedPack shell.

Once logged in, click on Communication at the top navigation bar and then select Groups in the dropdown menu, and under My Groups, you will see your TedPack (ie. BM 2020-30). The first letters indicate which program you are in within the Ted Rogers School.

For example, BM 2020-01 = Business Management, AF 2020-01 = Accounting & Finance, BT 2020-01 = Business Technology Management, HTM 2020-01 = Hospitality & Tourism Management, RMG 2020-01 = Retail Management

You will have access to weekly content and discussion boards to post, engage and chat with members of your TedPack. You currently already have access to your TedPacks shell within D2L, where you receive  weekly content on the Ted Rogers’ Student Society (TRSS), Business Career Hub (BCH), Academic Success Centre (ASC), Student Advising and other program-specific important information on Ryerson.

TedPack Leaders

Every TedPack will have one to two TedPack Leaders, who are first-year students that will facilitate and organize virtual meet and greets, activities such as socials, study sessions and more over Zoom. Your TedPack Leaders will share with you important information and upcoming events for your TedPack to connect online, build community and create friendships. To see the TedPacks Events Calendar, check your weekly Ted Rogers Fit for Business emails.

TedPack Mentors

TedPack Mentors are upper-year Ted Rogers students that mentor TedPack Leaders so they can succeed in their first-year student leadership role while providing them with the opportunity to learn from an experienced, knowledgeable and senior student who has been in their shoes.

One TedPoint is awarded for each engagement you register for, including initiatives, services, and events across Ted Rogers through the Academic Success Centre (ASC), Business Career Hub (BCH), Student Advising, Ted Rogers Students' Society (TRSS) and FFB as seen above. Your social and study sessions that your TedPack Leader hosts for your TedPack also awards you with TedPoints and this is the one initiative that pre-registration does not apply to.

Your TedPacks compete with each other based on TedPoints engagement with the other TedPacks. TedPacks with the most students attending the My Story in 30 weekly series each get an additional TedPoint.

The more TedPoints collected, the more opportunity there is for you to redeem them for rewards.

Look out for your personalized weekly Fit for Business emails you receive on Tuesdays to see how many TedPoints you have collected so far and to find out which TedPacks are in the leading three!

Rewards are given out to the the TedPacks and students with the most TedPoints collected. See your weekly Ted Rogers Fit for Business email for how many you have individually collected so far. 

The top students and TedPacks will be notified and will have a menu of options to choose from which include:

TedPack Team Rewards

  • Exclusive chat for your TedPack with a Ted Rogers alumni or industry expert.
  • Exclusive sessions on insights regarding co-op prep and a deep-dive into what the online interview process looks like.

Individual Rewards:

  • Access to one sold-out Bootcamp of your choice.
  • 1-on-1 with an industry professional who's expertise is marketing students to employers.

We know – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as a first-year student when you’re receiving emails from all over the place, but we’ve got you covered. You receive a weekly personalized Ted Rogers Fit for Business email with relevant and timely content based on your program. These are personalized just for you, as a first-year Ted Rogers student who is part of Fit for Business.

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Ways to actively engage across our school

Academic Success Centre

Want to identify strategies to learn effectively or get tutoring to succeed in your first-year courses?


Looking to enhance your technical skills through industry and facilitator-led bootcamps?

Business Career Hub

Don’t have experience? Chat with a Career Consultant about different opportunities and how to apply for co-op.

Student Advising

Do you have questions about your academic program, courses, or university policies? Meet with your Student Advisor.

Ted Rogers Students' Society
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Want to get more involved in the different student groups and course unions at Ted Rogers?

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Are you looking for mental health counselling, medical support, equity services or peer-led wellbeing support?