Meet and Greet (with RIG &RFPA)
Date: September 17, 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 9PM
Location: CPA Lounge
Our Meet and Greet in partnership with RIG and RFPA is an excellent opportunity for students to come out and get to know our teams, as well as our initiatives and goals for the upcoming school year. Discover how we can help you get the best out of your time at Ryerson by partaking in our events, that will allow you to develop and grow your skill set and your network.
SAF Month Day 1: Choose Your Major
Date: September 13, 2018
This event is geared towards first and second years students, who are looking to gain a better understanding of the potential career paths available between each major (Accounting and Finance). This night will include speakers from the industry, who will share their experiences in the Accounting and Finance industry and give students insights on what to expect. We also provide a unique aptitude test which will help you get an idea about which major you may want to lean towards. Students will also have an opportunity to network and ask questions to our keynote speakers.
SAF Month Day 2: RUFS and RUAS Day
September 20, 2018
This is an opportunity for students to learn about the upcoming events hosted by RUFS and RUAS respectively throughout the school year, and how our events are stepping stones to your dream career. Additionally, a panel will be held to discuss the career paths of experienced professionals in the Accounting and Finance industry. This event will provide students with a more profound understanding of the wide variety of career paths available through the CFA and CPA designation. At the end of the night, students will also have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and gain a better understanding on their professional experiences from their respective fields.
SAF Month Day 3: Case Prep Day
September 25, 2018
In order to prepare students for the case competition that takes place on the final day of Accounting and Finance Month, RUFS and RUAS will host a “How to Cut a Case” workshop to enhance case cutting skills. The ability to analyze cases is extremely beneficial in the accounting and finance professions and all students are encouraged to attend the session. This workshop will be conducted by Else Grech. Have you ever considered participating in a case competition but were unsure what exactly is expected from you? Come out on Day 3 of SAF Month, and transform yourself to new heights.
SAF Month Day 4: Case Day
September 27, 2018
Do you have what it takes to wow a panel of judges? Compete against teams comprised of your peers and compete for the top prize. RUFS and RUAS are excited to announce that Accounting and Finance week will be concluded by the 3rd Annual SAF Case Competition. This case competition will require competitors to work as a team to apply their knowledge of accounting and finance concepts, and present in front of a panel of judges. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your presentation skills, as well apply your classroom knowledge to solve real world accounting and finance issues.
Throughout the school year, RUFS, in collaboration with RUAS and the Business Career Hub at Ted Rogers, will be hosting several evenings where professionals from the finance industry will give speeches on a selected theme. Topics can range from current trends in the industry to their professional journey. These speakers are aimed to inform and inspire listeners about business, leadership, and professional growth. Previous year’s speakers included business lawyers, government personnel and executives of major financial institutions.
CFA Mock Exam
Planning to write the CFA level 1 or 2? Not sure about your progress? The Ryerson University Finance Society is partnering with Wiley to bring to you the CFA level 1 and 2 mock exam. A live mock exam is a perfect way for you to test your knowledge under simulated exam conditions and to become aware of which areas to focus for the June exam. Wiley is also offering attendees complimentary access to a post mock exam online seminar in May to review the toughest questions as voted by candidates. Sign up to write the CFA Mock Exam and we will email you to confirm your attendance.
Senior Ace Competition
This is the 2nd annual Internal Case Competition hosted by RUFS. Third and fourth year students are invited to compete, gain new analytical skills, and make a lasting impression on the judges. Moreover, this event provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real life situation. In teams of four, you will be presenting your analysis to a panel of industry professionals. This is a great chance for you to enhance crucial skills for the labour force and sharpen you case analysis skills, which are becoming prominent in the interview process. Furthermore, this is a great chance to gain some first-hand experience in case cutting and public speaking. The prizes for this particular competition consist of cash prizes and secret surprises.
November 2, 2018
Selected students will be given an opportunity to make valuable connections with industry professionals and potential hiring managers in Capital Markets! You will be able to learn about upcoming summer internship programs, as well as job opportunities in capital markets, corporate finance, asset management, and various other areas of finance. RUFS hopes to provide students with lasting connections and a deeper understanding of the different avenues available within the vast world of finance.
Battle on Bay
Date: Jan 10-12 2019
Location: Varies with events
Teams consisting of 3-4 students are given 7 days to solve a finance case specific to a publicly traded company on the TSX or NYSE. Each team must submit their solution by Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 11:59PM EST.
Presentations will take place on Friday January 11th, 2019. Each group will present in front of a panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals. Each presentation is 20 minutes in length followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.
All teams will also participate in the crisis case on Saturday January 12th, 2019. They will have 90 minutes to prepare their deliverables, with no internet access, and have an allotted time of 15 minutes of presentation, including question and answer.
Prior to the presentations, the top 6 teams will be announced, and will be presenting in front of all the judges and delegates. The winners being announced that evening at the final gala.