Preparing for Course Enrolment: ROTMAN COMMERCE

Preparing for Course Enrolment: ROTMAN COMMERCE


My name is Yash, I am a student at the Rotman
Commerce program at the University of Toronto – and I’m specializing in Finance and Economics. Hi, my name is Mohammed and I’m currently
specializing in Public Accounting at Rotman Commerce. Hi, my name is Margaux – I’m part of Rotman
Commerce and I’m specializing in Management. Here are some tips and tricks that have helped
us navigate course enrolment. In your first- year all your courses are chosen
for you, so it makes your life a lot easier. In addition to my mandatory courses, I also
took seminar courses as an elective and these were a great way to get to form my little
community on campus. We have access to a bunch of online resources
and in- person resources… with in-person resources there are academic advisors which
are split up and they’re dedicated to you, so you can go in, book an appointment with
them, and kind of ask them about how you are doing in being on track to graduation, courses
you should be taking, maybe course suggestions… cause they have experience talking to other
students about – if you’re not going to make a course they can advise you about your options
at that time. Because I was part of a first-year learning
community (FLC) in first year and had my required courses set up, I was really lucky that I
only had to figure out what my two electives would be. And my favourite tool for planning that was
the time-table planner which basically you can put in any courses that you like and it
sets up the timetable perfectly for you. And that really sort of gave me peace of mind,
I was able to set up a few different schedules to figure out what I wanted my day to be like… With your electives you can take courses that
will help you get your breadth requirements out of the way. Uh, breadth requirements are necessary to
graduate and most Rotman courses only cover one or two of them. I took courses related to areas such as science
and also in anthropology to help me explore my horizons, as well as get these breadth
requirements out of the way, so I can focus more on my core courses in my upper years. So one of my big tips is for first years would
be to take it slow and easy, and sort of work yourself into your new schedule and into your
new learning style that university brings with it. And I know especially with Rotman students,
there is definitely a pressure there to get everything done and to be able to have everything
on your resume. But I really think it’s important to have
a great foundation on which to build the rest of your four years at U of T.