Excitement, Anxiety, Ambition: Fall Campus Day 2015

Linnet Kocheril from the Department of Management speaks to students at Fall Campus Day 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:52am
Karuna Israni, IMI Communications & Media Intern

Fall Campus Day is a campus-wide open house event where prospective U of T goers get to mingle and chat with current students and faculty, to get a feel for the next four years of their lives. This year, a total of 2,500 visitors toured the U of T Mississauga campus, with over 850 of these visitors being prospective undergraduate students.

“The Fall Campus Day is such a great experience because we get to bring people from faculty to students, plus the community together to show them not just the amazing programs that we have, but also the opportunities that are available to them,” said Ray Khan, student leader. Khan added that being able to be a part of the team that showcased I-CUBE and its entrepreneurship opportunities to high school students was especially exciting.

The Commerce and Management programs were stationed at the lower level of the Innovation Complex, with the Undergraduate Commerce Society, Student Management Association, as well as the Professional Skills Development Program all in attendance. Student representatives were on call, and ready to impart words of wisdom and honest advice to anxious parents and their curious high schoolers.

The Commerce, Management, and Economics programs hosted “Business at UTM” an information session where, in addition to being briefed on each of the three programs, prospective students and their parents were able to extend their questions to experienced faculty.

Students were happy with the level of transparency delivered during the information sessions in regards to competition for the three programs, and the level of dedication required to keep up with each of these comprehensive disciplines.

Afsheen Jamal, a prospective management student, said she is most excited to find out what specialization of management she will go into. Jamal added that both her parents come from a management background, and that she cannot wait to continue their legacy.