What is Momentum Connections?
Momentum Connections is a biweekly program where 2nd and 3rd year in-program students have an opportunity to discuss the challenges they face and successes they have had throughout their journey in the Commerce or Management program.
You are placed into groups of 7-8 based on your program and interests. Each session is facilitated by a 4th year Commerce or Management student who also discusses a variety of techniques that you can utilize in your day-to-day academic journey.
Registration for 2022-23 is now closed. Thank you for your interest! If you would like more information about the program, please contact the Momentum Connections Coordinator.
Meet Your Connectors
Aryan, 4th-year BBA,
“The main reason I joined the Momentum Connections program was to get to know more people in my cohort. As a result of the program, I have made many new meaningful connections with students as well as faculty here at UTMM. A fun fact about me is that I love biking long distances and exploring new areas in the city.”
Greta, 4th-year BCom,
“In the past few years, I have experienced many interesting and meaningful things with UTMM. Also, I met lots of great people there, so I would like to share those great experiences with you too! Fun fact about me, I love strawberries and all kinds of strawberry desserts!”
Myriam, 4th-year BCom,
“I decided to join Momentum Connections because I feel like at the time I entered the program in my 2nd year, I would have liked to have upper year mentors to guide me, and that went through the same things I was about to go through. I am excited to bring my help and my mentorship to newly enrolled students in the Commerce and Management program and get to know some of them! A fun fact about myself is that I love Neo-Soul and R&B. Overall, I am a huge listener of all music genres.”
Nick, 4th-year BBA,
“I joined Momentum Connections because it was a tremendous opportunity to play a leadership role at UTM while assisting 2nd year Management and Commerce students transition into their programs. I wish to provide memorable experiences for these students and help them in any way I can.”
Qianjing, 4th-year BCom,
"I joined Momentum Connections to have a more interesting campus life with a creative and passionate team! I am so happy to be a member of UTMM, and to get involved and help our students.”
Sameer, 4th-year BCom,
“I joined Momentum Connections, not just to get along with my peers and facilitate social networking, but to guide and direct those with less experience than me. Little fun fact about me, I'm an avid biker!”
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I get out of attending Momentum Connections?
By attending the sessions, you will have a chance to build a community with individuals who are in the same program, have the same courses and may be experiencing the same challenges as you are in your journey in the Commerce of Management program. Likewise, your Connector, will have gone through 2nd and 3rd year in the program, and will be able to share their insight. Also PSDP Points!
How many sessions do I have to attend?
We encourage you to attend ALL sessions as we cover a variety of topics in each one. However, we understand that scheduling conflicts can occur. We encourage you to please reach out to your Connector to discuss an alternative session time or an opportunity to catch-up on the topics.
How are groups formed?
After registering, you will be placed into a group with students from the same program, year and similar interests.
How will the groups meet?
Sessions will be held in-person at the UTM campus, unless otherwise communicated by your Connector. The building and room numbers will be announced after registration ends.
Does Momentum Connections provide career advice?
Unfortunately, the program does not provide career advising, but there is a Career Exploration session which is done in collaboration with the PDLC. After that session you’ll book an appointment with the PDLC and reflect on this again in a later session.
Will there be any virtual sessions?
The program is designed to be in-person, so we are hoping to run it that way this year. However, depending on the week and discussions with your Connector, some sessions may be held online.
Will I get PSDP Points?
Yes! Full attendance for each session will award you with PSDP points!
Still unsure? For more information, please contact Momentum Connections Co-ordinator: Ahad Syed firstname.lastname@example.org