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Founded in 2003, Ryerson University Finance Society (RUFS) is the premier campus resource for finance students. Within RUFS, we believe that in order to reach your potential you must know how to be a business leader. This life lesson is not just taught in a classroom, which is why RUFS challenges students to participate in our initiatives. Our outstanding members organize events that create opportunities for like-minded students to exchange ideas and information with industry professionals. As student leaders, we pride ourselves on guiding our peers to achieve their true potential. We seek to spread our drive and determination throughout the Ted Rogers School of Management. In RUFS, we guide the future finance leaders of tomorrow.
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The goal of Ryerson University Finance Society's Alumni Relations is to create and foster a mutually beneficial relationship between Ryerson Finance students and Ryerson Alumni. We are a student run organization that is dedicated to creating a strong meaningful and lasting network and have some fun while doing it. We would like to encourage alumni to stay in touch with the finance society and become actively involved in our projects and the students growth and transition to the business world.
This year we hope to accomplish a number of different goals including raising our awareness among Finance students and Alumni alike. We hope to succeed in this through a number of events, receptions, and learning sessions throughout the year. These will include events such as our annual Alumni Gala, which will give alumni the opportunity to stay connected to their alma mater. Furthermore we will be hosting workshops that teach students outside the classrooms about the real finance world.
We exist to connect Finance students to their Alumni.
Information of Upcoming events will be released in the month of September.
Date: September 15th, 2016
Location: TRSM Commons
The annual Meet & Greet is hosted by RUFS as well as RFPA and RISK. It is an opportunity for Ryerson students to get to know their course union representatives. It provides us with a platform to explain to students what our purpose is and how we can help them. We also take advantage of this event to tell students about the initiatives we have planned for the year. This event gives them a chance to get to play various team-building games that make the night fun as well as it allows them to get to know other students in their program.
Date: September 21st, 2016
Location: TRS 1-067
Date: November 1st, 2016
Date: November 25th, 2016
The Ryerson University Finance Society (RUFS) and the Ryerson Engineering Student Society (RESS) are collaborating to host a four-part Excel workshop series. These four Excel workshops will be spread throughout the school year as two workshops will be in the Fall Semester and two workshops will be in the Winter Semester. The Fall workshops will be based on data analytics in Excel, while the Winter workshops will be based on advanced Excel skills and VBA.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about the various applications of Excel, no matter if their career path is in engineering or finance. Each workshop will be taught by a senior student, who will guide the students through a comprehensive project that focuses on the specific Excel skills that are the emphasis of that particular workshop. The goal of this event is that with each successive workshop, students will be able to build a strong foundation of Excel skills that they can rely on and be confident in as they move forward.
Also, as a part of this collaborative event, RUFS and RESS will be hosting a mid-year social. This social will take place at the end of the Fall Semester at which point two workshops will have been completed. Students from engineering and finance will have the rare opportunity to talk to each other in a casual setting where the night is for them to enjoy themselves before exam season begins.
Dates: September 26th, 2016 - September 29th, 2016
Accounting and Finance Week is a four-day event with the purpose to provide students with a better understanding of the wide-array of career paths available to them within the Accounting and Finance industries.
Day 1: Choose Your Major Day
Date: September 26th, 2016
Time: Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Location: TRSM Commons
This event is dedicated to first and second year students who may want to understand more about potential future career paths before choosing their major or area of study. By having a combination of alumni and industry professionals present to share their unique stories, we are hoping students can have a better understanding of what interests them and how they can plan to pursue these interests during their undergraduate career.
During the event, each speaker will address the students about their particular career path as well as provide helpful advice for students trying to determine which path is ideal for them. The remaining portion of the event will consist of organized group networking sessions where each table of students will have one speaker to ask any questions they may have. After about 10 minutes, the speakers will rotate to the next table. By having multiple rotations, students will have the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with speakers from both majors and a variety of industries.
Day 2: Discover Your Path
Date: September 27th, 2016 Time: Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Day two is exclusively devoted to the field of Accounting.
The first half will consist of an informative panel discussion where students discover the different paths the CPA designation can lead to, focusing on those that stream away from the usual cliches, such as tax and Audit.
The second half will serve to promote and prepare students for the upcoming case competition on the final day of the week. Following a short presentation we will go through a case debriefing which will give students an idea of what they will be expected to do on the big day.
Day 3: An Evening with John Crow
Date: September 28th, 2016
Time: Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Location: TRSM Commons
This year’s finance night will be one to remember as we will be having an honorary dinner with the guest speaker being the former Governor General of the Bank of Canada, John Crow. Students will be able to listen to a credible figure in the world of finance discuss the current state of the financial industry and the different career paths that are available for students as we move forward. John Crow will bring a wealth of experience in the Canadian financial sector to answer any questions that students may have. Also, the dinner will consist of a delicious three course meal prepared by Chef Paul.
Day 4: SAF Case Competition
Date: September 30th, 2016
Time: Starts at 2:00 p.m.
The final day of Accounting and Finance week will be the 1st Annual SAF Case Competition. This case competition is for SAF students of all years. Students will compete in teams of four to analyze cases that will be based on both accounting and finance concepts. This will allow students to solve cases involving their areas of study and present their findings to panel of judges. The prizes for the case competition will $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place.
Date: October 8th, 2016
Leaders in Investment Banking is a one-day event designed to help student break into the field of Investment Banking. It is a workshop-orientated event where students learn how to build a strong resume and cover letter for Investment Banking jobs. Furthermore, it trains them for the technical and behavioral portions of a typical Investment Banking interview. This has become a signature event for RUFS, as it brings students from across the province for this one day to see how they can get a step ahead on the rest of their competition in this field.
The workshop will be taught by Sherjan Husainie, the Founder of Leaders and a recent TEDx speaker. Sherjan currently works as an Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley, covering Private Equity clients in Asia, and was previously an investor at Google Capital, Google’s Private Equity arm in San Francisco. In addition to these roles, he has been a member of the Technology Investment Banking Division for Morgan Stanley in Menlo Park, Mergers & Acquisition group at Houlihan Lokey in Los Angeles, and Algorithmic Trading group at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto. Sherjan graduated from UCLA Anderson with a Masters in Financial Engineering and from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering.
Date: November 16th, 2016
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Sears Atrium
Industry Night is our annual recruitment session geared towards 3rd and 4th year finance students. The top 50 students, out of 200 applicants, are selected by our career consultant and faculty advisor at the Ted Rogers School of Management. The purpose of this event is to help finance students establish a valuable connection with the recruiters, while learning about upcoming summer internship programs and job opportunities in the capital markets, corporate finance, asset management and many other divisions of finance. Students will have a full night of networking to look forward to where any possible conversation can lead to bigger and better things moving forward.
Date: November 24th, 2016
This year, the Ryerson University Finance Society will be hosting our 10th Annual Alumni Gala. Our vision for Alumni has expanded and through the efforts of our Alumni department and the whole team, we are ready to make this one memorable milestone event.
This is an event where students can have a full night of networking with a strong field of alumni from the professional field of Finance. These alumni bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences that students can potentially find useful for themselves as they think about their own future career paths. In addition, this is a fine dining event where everyone will enjoy a fantastic three course meal.
Our goal for this year is to further develop our database of alumni so that our alumni can be more involved with our events and in turn, our students then can receive more frequent access to them. Also, our mentorship program with the presence of Finance alumni will be something we are looking forward to developing in the school year of 2016-2017.
Dates: January 13th, 2017 - January 14th, 2017
This is a milestone event for the Ryerson University Finance Society. Battle on Bay has grown over the last decade to become one of the premier events at the Ted Rogers School of Management. With this year being the case competition’s 10th anniversary, we plan on making this the best one yet!
Battle on Bay is a unique and intellectually challenging opportunity for students to analyze financial cases on selected industries. The top undergraduate students from across the Nation are invited to compete. Competitors will develop essential skills in financial strategies, financial modeling and pitching, and apply them to the case. Top industry professionals from the selected industry will gather to judge and prospect.
The two-day conference will be hosted in downtown Toronto. Here, delegates will be treated to many informative workshops and activities that relate to the field of Finance. Battle on Bay also provides networking opportunities with students and industry professionals, culminating with a gala dinner on the final evening.
Date: March 8th, 2017
Are you wondering how to prepare for a case competition? What can you do to give yourself the best chance at the Junior Ace Competition? Join RUFS as we host an informative training session for 1st and 2nd year students in preparation for the Junior Ace Competition that will take place the following week. We understand that entering a case competition maybe a new experience for many students and so this valuable training session is for students to feel as ready as they can be.
Prior to the session, delegates that have signed up will receive a delegate package consisting of last year’s case from the internal case competition and a PowerPoint outlining important strategies on how to approach a case. Students will be expected to use these strategies to help them come up with a solution for the case and bring the solution on the day of the training session. At the training session, delegates will present their solution to all the students that are present and Dr. Allen Goss. Students will be able to listen to the different approaches taken by other students as well as receive helpful feedback and suggestions from Dr. Allen Goss. This training session is to help students to understand their areas of improvement and have a heightened level of confidence as they head towards the big day.
Date: March 15th, 2017
Location: Student Learning Centre
This is the 3rd annual Internal Case Competition hosted by RUFS. The competition this year will be open to all 1st and 2nd year students at Ryerson. We understand that participating in case competitions can often seem frightening and overwhelming to many students. The purpose of this junior case competition is to provide students the opportunity to learn about what it takes to be successful in a case competition at the beginning of their University career. By having such a rare chance to practice case skills so early in their undergraduate studies, students will be ahead of the curve with regard to knowing their strengths and areas of improvement for solving and presenting cases. Therefore, we view this as a way students can develop their skills and grow in confidence for when they go onto future case competitions. The prizes for this particular competition consist of a tablet for the best presenter and a job shadowing opportunity for the 1st place winners.
Applications Open: February 9th, 2017
Application Deadline: February 28th, 2017
Battle on Bay is a unique and intellectually challenging opportunity for students to analyze real world financial cases and scenarios. Some of the top undergraduate students from across the nation, as well many top industry professionals will be in attendance. Competitors will apply and develop skills in financial strategies, modeling and pitching, all of which are essential toward a pathway in finance.
The two-day conference will be hosted in downtown Toronto, Where delegates will be treated to many informative workshops and activities that relate to the field of Finance. battle on Bay will allow for many networking opportunities with industry professionals, culminating with a gala dinner on the final evening.
The Careers & Employer Partnership team is committed to providing you access to innovative career assessments, career development and placement technologies.
Students in their 3rd and 4th year will work one-on-one with sector specific consultants providing them with the necessary tools and resources towards a successful career. Consultants will work with various employers and connect students to industry networking opportunities, informative career sessions and recruitment events. The Careers & Employer Partnership Team will provide a series of support resources and skill development opportunities to enhance personal branding and job search strategies.
For more information on how to connect with the Center for Careers & Employer Partnerships please visit us online or drop by the new office at TRS 2-148.
Located in Victoria Building (VIC B26), the Learning Success Centre allows students to obtain private tutoring or group tutoring service from qualified tutors immediately from their Tutor Registry. Prices are negotiated between the tutor and the student.
TRSM Student Services provides group tutoring for various academic fields, including FIN300, ACC414, and FIN401. Located in TRS 3-501, this service is free for both full-time and part-time students.
Along with free group tutoring, TRSM Student Services also provides mock exams in exchange for either a non-perishable food item or $2. These mock exams are reviewed by professors prior to becoming available to ensure current topics are covered. You can typically pick one up two weeks before exams begin at TRS 2-168.
Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any question about the finance program and careers. If you wish to get involved with the finance society, as well as be the first to keep informed on events, let us know by email, or click to subscribe to our mailing list.Address
Ted Rogers School of Management
55 Dundas Street West, Room TRS 1-135
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9
Where is the RUFS office?
You can find our office at TRS 1-135, which is on the 7th floor of the Ted Rogers School of Management. We have office hours that are posted outside of the door: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.