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Why do we not hear about other co op opportunities even after we are matched? I feel as if i am stuck accepting a co op position i do really not want because it was the only one i matched with on matching day.

It isn’t to have to pick between the job postings available before matching day, but because of how businesses go about recruitng co-op placements, it is staggered throughout the semester. Admittedly, the situation isn’t the best. But, the co-op department is trying its best to provide the best placements for the best students. We are currently discussing the feasibility of a SECOND ranking day with the co-op department, to allow students another opportunity to be ranked by a second wave of employers. Hopefully this answers your question to a degree!

We as students are often seeking very traditional career paths post-BBA. I am curious to learn more about the different “exit opportunities” after completing my BBA, where I can use my skills. If I am a Finance specialist, do I have to work in Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, PE, VC, etc. in a typical organization or are there are options where I can grow just as much and contribute as much (if not more) too? Same goes for all specialists.

There is a lack of focus on entrepreneurship (although growing) among our students. I understand that it is a risky venture, but as a graduate of the Management program it is important to foster entrepreneurial “spirit” at the very least. How many of our graduating students understand the fundamentals of starting a business? What are we doing to foster this, and how can we improve?

I think it would be neat to see Management clubs and MESA engage the wider UTSC community to seek opportunities in cooperation/collaboration to promote interdisciplinary opportunities that are available for Management students. Thoughts?

I think there is a significant gap in our Management students’ holistic understanding of business, economics, and many other areas of work that all intertwine together. This is knowledge that some professors and courses particularly do a good job of introducing students to; how can we do a better job of encouraging our students to think about the bigger picture and how Management should be an interdisciplinary study?

I understand that we are a co-op program, but that does not mean that we shouldn’t be supporting our non-co-op management students to the best of our abilities. Sure our co-op students technically are supposed to get exclusive access to resources, but we need to be strategic about how we approach support given to the others. We all cumulatively represent UTSC Management’s success. How can we improve this in the future?

Do we have a graduate program? If so, what is it and what do I need to enter?

Professor Zweig will address the new introduction of our Masters program at the Town Hall! Please be sure to attend to get the answer to your question!

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