Meet and Greet

Date: September 15th, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
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.

RUFS and RESS Present: Lunch & Learn Excel Series

Workshop #1
Date: September 21st, 2016
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TRS 1-067

Workshop #2
Date: November 1st, 2016
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TBD

Date: November 25th, 2016
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TBD

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.

Accounting and Finance Week

Dates: September 26th - 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 6:00pm
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 6:00pm
Location: TBD

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 6:00pm
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 2:00pm
Location: TRSM

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.

Leaders In Investment Banking

Date: October 8th, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: TRS-1067

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.

CFA Mock Exam 

Date: November 5th, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: TRS 1-119

Are you looking to become a CFA? If so, the first ever RUFS CFA Practice Examination is one event you cannot miss!

RUFS is truly excited to be hosting a CFA practice examination for all aspiring CFAs. This unique opportunity will be open to all students and alumni that are interested in pursuing their CFA designation. We understand that the path to passing the CFA examinations can seem very difficult. However, by writing this CFA Level 1 practice exam, students will gain an extremely realistic perspective of what their actual CFA examination will be like. The practice examination will cover all CFA required materials and prepare students to pass their real CFA exam with flying colours.  By taking advantage of this brand new opportunity, you will be one step ahead of the competition. We cannot wait to see the CFAs of tomorrow!

Industry Night

Date: November 16th, 2016
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Sears Atrium

Industry Night is RUFS’ annual networking session geared towards 3rd and 4th year finance students. The top 50 students, out of 200 applicants, are selected by the faculty advisory and career consultants at the Ted Rogers School of Management. The purpose of this event is to help finance students establish a valuable connection with industry participants and potential hiring managers, while learning about upcoming summer internship programs and job opportunities in capital markets, corporate finance, asset management and many other areas of finance. Students will have a full night of networking to look forward to where any conversation can lead to bigger and better things moving forward.

Annual Alumni Gala

Date: TBD
Time: 6:30pm
Location: TBD

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.

Battle of Course Unions: Economics vs. Finance

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

This Battle of Course Unions is a winter kickoff event brought to you by RUFS and EMSCU. This fun-filled event is meant to mark the beginning of the new semester and ease the transition from the holidays.  It will bring students from both majors to compete in a friendly yet fierce competition revolved around dodge-ball and other sports. This will be a great team building experience that will allow students to interact with students from their own major as well as students from the opposing major. 
The only question left to be answered is which major will have the ultimate bragging rights by the end of this event?

Road To Junior Ace

Date: March 8th, 2017
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

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.

Junior Ace Competition

Date: March 15th, 2017
Time: 10:00am
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