September 2010


Greetings from Rotman Commerce

Rotman Commerce and U of T at Ontario Universities' Fair 2010 (OUF)

Come to the OUF September 24 - 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building) to meet staff and students from Rotman Commerce who will be available to answer all your questions about the program, admissions and university life in general.

If you would like more information about this popular event, please visit the OUF website.

The Rotman Commerce Recruitment and Admissions team (Jeff Trapp and Samantha Freeman-Attwood, pictured above) will be at the OUF and look forward to discussing the program with prospective students.

Never too early to visit campus!

Whether you are in grade 10 or 11, or are thinking of transferring to Rotman Commerce from another institution, it's never too early to come to U of T for a campus tour. So be sure to review our tour schedule and plan to visit soon. Tours are offered daily during the week at 11am and 2pm and on the weekends at 11am. Be sure to ask your tour guide if there are any special buildings or sites that you'd like to visit and your guide will do their best to get you there.


Fall Campus Days

This is your opportunity to visit our beautiful campus, see our historical buildings and meet representatives from across all divisions on campus. You will have an opportunity to speak with our students about their experiences in Rotman Commerce and staff will also be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about the program or the application and admissions process.

When: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 10am - 4pm
Where: St. George Campus
For more information: http://www.utoronto.ca/fallcampusdays/



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Study abroad opportunities expanding

From Modern Business: European Perspectives in Italy to Transforming Global Politics in China, U of T students can enroll in summer courses at more than 13 overseas universities to earn academic credit and experience new cultures through the Study Abroad program. In as little as 4 - 6 weeks, students can earn a full year credit while travelling to one of the many exotic locations offered.
Students can also take part in the full year International Student Exchange Program which provides an opportunity to study at another academic institution at one of over 70 different partner universities around the globe.

Rotman Commerce Toastmasters (RCT)

Rotman Commerce offers skill building opportunities for students to get involved in Toastmasters, by holding weekly meetings to help their members develop public speaking and leadership skills while maintaining an environment of mutual respect and support.

Leadership can happen anywhere, at any time... are you prepared to lead?

It can happen in a huge business or a small one. It can happen in the public, private, or social sector. It can happen in any function. It can happen at home, at school, or in the community. The call to lead can come at four o’clock in the morning, or it can come late at night. The energy and motivation to lead can come in ways you would least expect. That's why Rotman Commerce is offering a Hands-on Leadership Program open to all RC students.


The Rotman faculty is currently ranked #11 in the world by the Financial Times for its research output. Below are some of the highlights coming from the Rotman School of Management.

The Far Reach of Fast Food

An article from the September/October 2010 issue of Psychology Today examines research on how exposure to fast food symbols, like the well known golden arches, can make people feel time-stressed and impatient in settings far outside the eating domain. The research is co-authored by Rotman Professors Sanford DeVoe and Chen-Bo Zhong.

Future hiring will mainly benefit the high skilled workers

Whenever companies start hiring freely again, job-seekers with specialized skills and education will have plenty of opportunity according to this Associated Press article.

"Our occupational structure is really becoming bifurcated," says Richard Florida, a professor at the Rotman School. "We're becoming more of a divided nation by the work we do." By 2018, the government forecasts a net total of 15.3 million new jobs. If that proves true, unemployment would drop far closer to a historical norm of 5 percent.

Rotman Commerce students work extensively in teams, meet regularly to study and work on assignments, or in-class presentations.