Introduction to Saunders College of Business at RIT (Incoming Graduate Student Webinar Series)

Introduction to Saunders College of Business at RIT (Incoming Graduate Student Webinar Series)

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all right welcome everyone thank you for jumping on today um my name is matt cornwell um i work directly in the saunders college of business i think i've interfaced with most of you if not all of you at this point in time but i work directly with our prospective undergrad and graduate business students um so today is going to kickstart um this is kind of a new um initiative that we put together as a result of a lot of things including kovid um we just wanted to engage with students through that cycle from you know post acceptance all the way up until you're actually you know sitting in classes and just put together some sessions that we felt would um kind of hit on some areas that we get a lot of questions on um so this first session as i mentioned to folks before i started recording is going to be more an introduction to saunders i do i want to keep this relatively informal at least this first session um just keep it more conversational get to know you folks a little bit um what you're interested in um i do have a few slides that i may or may not bring up just as we go forward just regarding some of our facilities um and things like that and then going forward we have i think six total sessions after this first one and i think they're spread out on a bi-weekly basis so the next one will be um on march 31st and that is going to be a current um and alumni panel for our graduate students so i think i have five or six grad students that are current or alums from various programs i know we get a lot of requests i know peggy does as well and nawallan and to a certain degree as well um regarding speaking with current students so we definitely wanted to have that opportunity to highlight that for you and try and get it in actually before that kind of may first deposit deadline as well so um without further ado i think we'll start with just an introduction of the folks on the rit end um so we have peggy who's here and then noelle and ann who are academic advisors but peggy if you just want to introduce yourself and then and in a while and we'll we'll jump in from there sure thank you matt um i'm peggy terrell i'm the senior associate director for the graduate programs and admissions so i've had an opportunity to look at each and every one of your applications and work with the admissions committees so congratulations to those of you who have been accepted into the programs we really look forward to working with you my role is i kind of teasingly say i'm the umbrella role for the graduate programs and end up doing what everyone either doesn't want to do or doesn't know how to do um really it's it's an opportunity for me to assist in whatever way and getting you successfully through your program so welcome and back to you matt and noel if you just want to introduce yourself just briefly hi everybody i'm noelle lutton i'm one of the graduate academic advisors here in the college of business so i advise for some of the mba students the global supply chain management ms business analytics ms and the technology uh innovation and management entrepreneurship program so if any of you are in those programs you'll be working with me so i look forward to that and ann if you wanna you wanna go next hi everyone i'm ann zachmeier and i'm the other academic advisor in saunders i also i advise for the other half of the mba students i also work with the accounting and analytics students comp finance finance hr service leadership and hospitality students so i look forward to working with you hopefully some of you all right thank you guys um so i think at this point i do want to just kind of go around and just um get a chance for each of you all to introduce yourself as well um so if you can just highlight the program of interest or program you've been admitted to and i think i think all of you have been accepted if i'm not mistaken that's really what the invite went out for um so if we could just kind of go around and do that and i think the other piece here too is we recognize that you're all coming at this at a different level in a different kind of stage in the process so some of you are admitted who are still kind of deciding where you might want to go some of you may have already paid your deposit as well so um so we recognize that as well we have you know some folks at different stages here but if we could just go around um and and just get a sense of of your interest and and um we'll we'll go from there and matt can we see um if if possible for those of you who we just have your name in front of you if it's possible with whatever um technology you're using to see your face uh when you're introducing yourself that would be great just so we can kind of begin to put names and faces together would be great and if you're uncomfortable with it feel free to stay the way you are otherwise it'd be great to see your faces thanks yes thank you peggy um so paige why don't we start we'll start with you you're kind of the first one on my screen so we'll start there and then work our way around okay hi i'm paige maxson i have been accepted into the mba program and i'll probably be paying my deposit either today or tomorrow that's awesome thank you paige and you are um you studied at suny geneseo right yes okay perfect awesome well congrats to you thank you thank you so much and shavam i apologize if i get a name wrong um just correct me please um and i'll try and get it right going forward but we'll start there and then continue on hi everyone my name is shivam you spelled it correctly and i'm from india and i've applied i've been admitted to the full-time mba program at saunders college of business and i'm very excited to join you as soon as possible awesome congratulations to you as well thank you thank you all right let's go to nera is that right nera mirage uh hi everyone so basically i have been accepted for msba program so i have been working in oracle for the past four years and i deferred my admission by a year actually i got admitted in 2020 so i'm joining in 2021 now so i'm really excited to join this institute awesome welcome congratulations and that's another reason why peggy and i we did want to catch because we had a cluster of students that kind of did defer to another term so we did want to kind of keep you guys engaged throughout the process as well i know it's been a little bit of time but um but awesome we're glad glad to see that you're planning to to come going forward and next yes we met yesterday so it's good to see you again um thanks for jumping on but go ahead and introduce yourself yeah hi everyone uh my name is ashitosh gupta uh i'm from dubai uae i've basically done my education in india and i'm accepted to the msba program and i you know i'm very excited to come to rit yeah i'm looking forward awesome thank you yeah man yeah all right and then so joiner is that right did i get that right yeah my name is seduna coles um i'm a current rit student and i got accepted into the mba program and i'm very excited to stay at rit awesome congratulations to you thanks thanks for the introduction and then we'll go to ashish is that right did i get that right um yeah i'm ashish and i'm currently residing in bangalore india i've been admitted to uh ms in computational finance the united afford my admission by a year and also i'm very excited to join the program thank you awesome thank you i appreciate that and then uh courtney next hi um my name is courtney barber um leg sojourner i am a current rit student i think i've seen you around a few times but um my deposit's paid and i'm really excited and i'm ready awesome congrats courtney and you remind me you were museum studies right as an undergrad yes awesome congratulations on that we've been i've been working with the folks over there peggy and i have been to kind of drum up some more interest in that so i'm excited that you're you're joining us this uh this fall that's so exciting i'm so excited about the future of that thank you and then next i have baeon if that's right bam yes hi i am bayern i am currently joining rit i chose to study uh human resource development ms and government development and i'll be joining you in august congratulations we have a good blend of folks and programs here this is great um and then next uh nasheed yeah hey hi everyone um so i have been admitted to the msba program and uh will be joining in this 201 fall so it will be great to like meet you and uh study with you awesome congratulations um and then the last last but not least uh namish uh hi everyone uh i'm also from india and i've been admitted to the full-time program of msba for the fall 201 and yeah i'm also looking forward to joining you guys and start the program awesome well thank you and thank you again everybody for joining us again we do have a we have a good blend of of students here um so you know i've been toying with how how to kind of kick start this but i guess i mean i want to leave plenty of time for you know the q a stuff and um any questions that you folks have um how many just by show of hands or if you can raise a hand potentially how many of you guys have attended any sort of like an info session that i facilitated or an info session by rit as a whole okay so a couple in my international students that are on have you have any of you guys so nira shivam have you attended anything like that in the past not yet not yet okay okay i'm just i wanna i wanna kind of tailor this to the folks in the audience itself um and just hit on a few pieces from an introductory level and peggy feel free to jump in um with any thoughts you have so i'm going to pull up briefly i don't want to spend a lot of time on these slides but i'm just going to highlight a couple that we have that i think are relevant just from a holistic standpoint a high level saunders perspective um and then we can jump right into q a and we can spend most of the time on that and any questions you guys have because i'm sure others may have similar questions but this will only take a couple minutes i'm not going to spend a ton of time on on these slides but there are a couple pieces just to kind of keep this um you know tailored to what we kind of advertised it as and just give me a second here i'm going to share my second screen okay so um from a high level perspective for those that aren't super familiar with with rit as a whole in rochester so saunders is the one of the smaller colleges within rit's umbrella so rit as a whole is about 18 000 students in totality saunders has about 700 undergrad students and about 300 to 330 grad students and that ebbs and flows um so those students are across a multitude of our programs um you you all highlighted some of those as admitted students um we are aacsb accredited so that is something to keep in mind as you you know if you already decided that's great only five percent of business schools hold that accreditation that's a top accreditation for business schools and honestly that can sometimes come into play when you are searching for a job for example some big companies may actually look for students that are coming from those accredited universities um we are i and peggy correct me if i'm wrong but i think pushing into like the the 40 maybe even higher for our international student population at the grad level right yeah and then we're probably pretty close i think that 40 figure for female is probably a little low too i think it's more 45 maybe 50 percent but so we are fairly diverse particularly at the graduate level um within our within our um portfolio of programs um we do have a very strong alumni network as well so that is something to keep in mind you're gonna hear again next in two weeks from some alumni from our programs um and those are connection points that you can continue to leverage as you go forward um and certainly connect with those folks um and you can see here some of the other points i won't you know hit on all of those um but but you know the mba program has been around for a number of years our msba program started in 2018 and we've seen tons of interest in that computational finance i know we had an admitted student in that program that's been around for a while as well so you know we have a very strong and diverse portfolio of programs i mean it's pretty extensive from that lens from a business perspective um again all but lisa is on the call today so um certainly if you have questions as we go through this related to the next steps related to your academic setup the program structure how things are going to unfold for you um with regard to that um and just what to expect as a grad student going forward you know that's what this session is today it's to set those expectations and get a sense of what to expect moving forward and get again your questions answered um and then i did just want to highlight a few of the different facilities now we have some really exciting news i don't know that especially for you folks that are in one year programs i don't know that you'll necessarily see this come to fruition but saunders is undergoing a building expansion so we are adding um to the building i think it's somewhere like 35 000 square feet we're going to be adding some various space i can actually pull up the renderings if anybody wants to see those those aren't listed here but currently our facilities you can see here we have bloomberg terminals we have a business analytics lab that's up here in the top corner um of the of the sheet that's where the bloomberg terminals are housed um we have some learning collaboratories that's a piece that's going to be added to the new building um those learning collaborators we focused on that um the bloomberg terminals are gone are in the analytics lab and then we have a ton of different industry and specialized computer labs um you know some some of the software and whatnot as well so um there is a tutoring center too you can seek out tutoring um or become a tutor as well so there's those options too um so those are just some of the highlights of the different facilities i know as i know a lot of you haven't had the opportunity to come to campus we are also just finished our marketing team just finished a video tour um of of our facilities in saunders so we'll make sure to get that out to you guys so you can see actually someone kind of going through the the building and in the in those facilities and as a grad student i would say and noel and ann can correct me if i'm wrong but especially on campus you'll be in our building i don't know 80 to 90 of the time i think almost all the grad classes tend to be in this building for the most part unless it's an elective from a different college or something like that so um and then the last piece i just want to mention for those that are interested in entrepreneurship we do have the simone center for student innovation entrepreneurship um so this is has strong ties to saunders college and our and rit as a whole it's interdisciplinary so you have the opportunity to go to that center and seek out support from students in a computer science program like if you want to work on developing an app an app for for an iphone or something like that you can kind of be the business lens to that um but you can work with computer science folks and work on developing those um those applications so there's team building opportunities in the simone center we have an accelerator program that allows you to take your whatever business concept or idea you have and spend time um working with the coaches in that center and the folks over there to help accelerate those business plans um we have a tiger tank competition each year that awards different scholarships they've been doing that virtually this year business plan competitions then some of these business ideas go to the adventure creations incubator um we've had a few from saunders go there there and then we have a consulting group and then you're gonna do work in your classes as well um hands-on you know capstone type work and projects and stuff like that too so that's you know there's certainly some spillover into um the classroom as well um but those are really just again i i mentioned it would be quick those are just a couple of the slides with regard to facilities um and things like that that i did want to to highlight um and and mention um to all of you but so any questions that folks have on that or anything you want to add peggy that i didn't hit uh you know when we talk about the the international population uh with the number of countries i i know a lot of students will say well you you've got a strong representation but is it all just from india and china and i want to kind of put out there that rit has one of the largest percentages of fulbright scholars attending both rit and the saunders college of business so you're going to be in classes with students from countries like afghanistan different parts of africa different parts of the globe that you would not otherwise have contact with and i think that additionally adds to the richness of your experience i think the diversity in the classroom also ranges from students that you sort of are introduced to here who are coming straight out of undergrad and continuing on to their graduate program but you've also like i think it was siobhan said several or nourished have several years work experience bringing that into the program so when you're working together it's going to be an extremely dynamic environment so that's i think one of the value addeds that our programs have for you yeah that's a great point um that you're going to be interacting with folks from all over the globe and with varying work experiences i think that's that's a huge point um noel and ann anything you guys want to add certainly don't have to but if there's anything else i think you guys covered it yeah okay all right um so let's jump into um any questions that folks have um regarding i have a few canned questions that i may throw out particularly maybe to some of our rit students i'm just highlighting campus and whatnot but i want to hear from you guys so questions that you all have regarding anything from the application process to your experiences on campus your academic program it seems like a lot of you are have either made a decision or are really close to to committing to attending but what can we you know shed light on or provide you know information on that's going to help you you know going forward with the process in in in you know about your programs as well and feel free to jump in you can unmute yourself go ahead with that that's good i'm sure somebody has a question they're just shy today hi okay fine okay i will ask uh so basically like so uh so i have not uh been into education for the past four years so i'm just a developer now okay so before coming for the semester ba program is there anything that i should learn before coming like prerequisite something or is it okay if i come to the college and then start learning or is it better for me to prepare before one or two months and then come to the college so that's my gender question like because i have not been studying for the past four years that's a great question excellent question um i guess my personal advice is we don't have any formal prerequisites for for students coming into the program um with the exception of i think some had maybe contingencies for our python programming for the va students but it's not a bad idea to start familiarizing yourself with uh news you know start reading some international newspapers to to start to acclimate to what's going on in the u.s to start reading business articles so the the terminology becomes a little bit more familiar and comfortable to you and and starting to sort of i think if you've been out of school for a while retrain yourself to read for retention i think for me going back to school after a number of years it was a matter of i would read and if an article didn't seem appealing to me i would just stop reading it and training myself to go back and read business information a little bit differently so that would be my advice i don't know about the others yeah i would i would definitely agree with with peggy um with that point i think also we do and we've definitely over the last year have grown in the area of different webinars that we're hosting so we have one next week on supply chain analytics i believe i think it's the 24th so we we're not only doing this type of stuff that is specific to like expectations what to expect from uh once you're here and then we have sessions coming up with our webinar series with like graduate housing but there's also content-based webinar series that is you know it's almost like a lecture series to a certain degree with you know we have faculty leading those um in in various areas and whether you're studying in business analytics or supply chain or the ms time program there are those opportunities out there to hear from our faculty and hear from industry experts as well we try and bring those folks in and partners that we've partnered with so i think take advantage of that stuff too and whether it's here at rit or other schools or you know institutes that are holding things like that there's a lot of that out there so i think um but peggy's right i think it's all about just being up to not only from an academic perspective but also just content and relevance of of what you're going to get into because a lot of these classes are seminar style and topic based and they're going to cover things that are relevant and in the news you know and that come up so i think that's important as well so it's a great point but um yeah so we have those opportunities but keep an eye out for that stuff as well um going forward you think ashatosh you had a question yeah mom uh actually i just wanted to know like uh in the one-year msba program how will our you know semester or this one your entire year be like like will it be too busy or we'll be having some time to you know spend you know around the campus and do some productive work like you know work as a research intern or something like that how it will be like this one year of our program that that's a really good question and we actually tried to design the layout of the program to allow students to be immersed in their classes but also to have time to expand their their other interests and other opportunities around campus so as a general rule of thumb we say that for each class that you'll be taking to anticipate spending around 10 to 12 hours per class meeting the expectations of the course so if you're we've scheduled the program say for four classes in the fall so that'd be approximately 40 hours a week so it would be not dissimilar to a full-time job leaving you with that outside opportunity and i think we really encourage students to while they're in the us while they're in rochester explore the opportunities the cultural opportunities the beauty of the the region that you're finding yourself in we've got wineries we've got that first state park grand canyon of the east so your program will allow you to be as well-rounded as you want and to become as engaged as you want in activities so you'll take typically four classes in the fall four in the spring and two during the summer to bring your final program to closure allowing you time to finish any job search during that final term as well does that help yeah yeah sure man thank you so much for that okay thanks i did have a question like if suppose after my spring semester if i got an internship or co-op like so will i will have to take two subjects along with my co-op i can shift that two subjects in my next semester fault that's or is it mandatory to complete this uh course in one year that's what i wanted to ask sure that's a really good question um it's pretty flexible we ask students to work closely with their academic advisor on what their objectives and plans are if you're hoping to take the advantage of a co-op opportunity and are looking at doing it in the summer you want to make sure that the classes that you have as your final classes are ones that will also be available in the fall semester if you choose to do full-time work and not take any classes during the summer so we've built that option in for the ms programs but you do need to just work closely with your advisor to make sure that you select leaving the final two classes that have the most flexibility for you does that help yeah yeah thank you um this is just a quick clarification question um for the contingency forms that were previously mentioned right do those like contingency completion is that reflected within our transcript or is there something that we submit in addition to just kind of show that that's been taken care of i i guess it depends on what the contingency is some students have a contingency of completion of their undergrad degree and that would just be a matter of ensuring your final transcript has been received if you're not an rit student if you're an rit student you may just want to make sure when you're you know finishing up your final semester that you don't have any outstanding incompletes or anything so that when we check to make sure that you've been certified we can have that verified some students have a contingency to do a mooc with coursera or edx in programming those we ask the students to submit to me a copy of the certificate of completion to verify that that particular contingency has been met good question thank you becky i had a contingency i think i rit lc exam so i just gave my rit lc exam in january my scores are pretty good but still i got uh they wanted some 100 score i don't know how is it possible to score hundred percent in reading and writing sections that's why i raised a query from for the academic department like uh out of 30 i was how can i expect a score of 100 in reading and writing sections okay can you send me an email and we can you know so i can go back and look at your particular file and then what i'll do is respond to that email directly for you all right i will send it by today perfect thank you yeah yeah i also think um just one point to mention um is anything my guess is most of you probably have at least some of you have that contingency you mentioned about the undergrad transcript and having that finalized any of that type of stuff um in terms of just the application and transcripts coming in that are final you work with delaney on that your admissions counselor he's also the key kind of starting point for the i-20 as well um in that process so keep him in mind as well as you as you work through things because he's a key point of contact um just ensuring that every all the materials are in place and that you're good to go um and what not going forward other questions that folks have i had a question about um being a rit student i wanted to know should i go into expecting like this as a fifth year of rit schooling or is it like a whole different experience from like a rit undergrad to an rit grad student can i jump on that mat yeah yep great they really good question and it's one that i try to to put out there when working with students you should not think of it as just year five coming out of an rit environment in a similar way from when you went from high school to university as a freshman it was not the same expectations of your professors as your high school teachers there's a different level and depth of thinking that they're expecting from you they're not going to be reminding you as often about homework do breaking it up into daily homework so when you go from undergraduate study to graduate study it's again that sort of quantum leap in faculty expectations they're looking at you now as you have self selected to go on to a professional level degree in business you're perhaps not going to be reminded beyond the syllabus of when things are due you're not going to be expected on papers to do some research pull information together synergize it and put it out in a paper you're going to be expected to do more of the analysis from a business professional's perspective bringing in your understanding bringing in outside sources and resources so it is a different expectation and it's a really good question because i think too many students go from undergrad into grad school thinking it's just going to be slightly harder and i think you need to be prepared for the fact that you may be sitting in the classroom with students who have 5 10 15 years work experience and they're your peer in the classroom rather than more of a homogeneous peer group going through undergrad and i'll see if noelle or ann or matt want to add to that no i was just you know you you hit it on the head peggy you know there because you're at rit now obviously there's going to be some similarities but there truly is a difference between graduate and undergraduate coursework so you need to prepare yourself for that yeah i would have to echo um both ann and peggy on that as well uh there's definitely going to be a different level of expectations going into a graduate program uh versus what you experienced in your undergrad i would say autonomy is expected from a lot of graduate students we're expecting you to manage manage your time manage your requirements uh maybe with a little less of a reminder a little bit less of a heads up you might not get the kind of direction from your faculty members that you may be used to at an undergraduate level so just keep that in mind make sure you understand the requirements in your courses that you're staying on top of all of the requirements and all the due dates because there aren't going to be the reminders and the exceptions that might you might have had in the undergrad level i i think the the last thing that i'll add to that is uh and and some of you may have already had this experience but i think some some of our faculty if not all of them are also trying to train you all to be a little bit comfortable with ambiguity so when they're given putting out assignments your first response or reaction might be i don't know what they're expecting of me i'm not sure what they're looking for and in some cases that's intentional in the workplace you may be given an assignment by a manager and they're not always necessarily sure what they're looking for they're trying to attempt to perhaps solve a problem so some of your assignments may seem frustrating because you are being trained to deal and be comfortable with that uncertainty that ambiguity to a certain extent but always when in doubt ask yeah i think the uh the proactive piece is really important um you know whether it's calling on your faculty um to you know just be a resource or you know seeking out the answers on your own as well um and doing that due diligence through um your own research and and you know that that type of support because that's you know that's what you're gonna do a lot in the job market i think the other thing that's really important to note about saunders is and really rit for the most part this there may be exceptions here and there but um we don't use teaching assistants um at the grad level or anything like that so your faculty are the ones that are teaching the course they are the ones giving you the feedback on on your work that you're doing um and you know so so i think it's really important to keep that in mind um and again you know that plays to our size to a certain degree as well your class size isn't you're 25 to 30 students i think at most at the grad level um so we do a good job of keeping it you know um you know kind of that close-knit atmosphere and um and trying to build that grad community as well that's part of what this is about too is kind of building that preemptively before you're even here um but i think it's important to note that that faculty um we don't use a teaching assistance and i think that's important and i think it's important to understand that peggy do you want did you see the question in the chat the the question is is it okay to take more credits than the degree requires the student is at wanting to take two additional classes beyond the program requirements that can be worked with but again you would want to work with the academic advisor for your program we tend not to try to extend a program just to take two classes to extend their stay in the u.s for example for an international student but if it can be worked out through the normal pacing through their degree program we can work with a student on that if that makes sense yeah definitely um yeah other other questions a lot of great questions um we really appreciate appreciate these but um other questions that folks have peggy you also um probably should have an answer to that last question um we don't um we encourage students not to take more than five courses at a time because of the workload um and i know at the undergrad level that's often not the case you're taking you know 18 credits or more but the expectations are different if you don't succeed and you end up on probation it's much more difficult to turn that around and get back on track so um you know taking extra classes um it would be at your own risk if you took probably more than five at a time and actually we we only we recommend in most programs are four classes per term we tend to suggest students avoid five and we don't approve more than five so that is not something to even think about yeah i think it all comes back to the expectations that we just talked about and that's the reason why um you know that that the programs are structured in the way they are i when i was in grad school i did i did three classes per term um because you know i was working as well but and actually technically from a we build schedules around four classes that's how we build it for full time but technically from a federal loan perspective it's actually three classes at the grad level again because of those expectations um so i think you know our programs are very intentionally structured in the way they are there's a reason why they're built across the full year as opposed to two semesters in almost all cases so yeah other questions that folks have so if i could just um so we have two current rit students i want to put you on the spot for a second but i'm curious um from your courtney and sojourner from your perspective what what would you say to the students that are coming from outside of rit in terms of just the atmosphere on campus right your experiences on campus the opportunity to connect whether you're a grad or undergrad student but in terms of that that student environment on campus what would you kind of highlight from your experiences um i'll go first if that's okay um i think that it's kind of indicative of being part of a smaller program because museum studies very smart so but then just like the rit campus on general and i transferred it in the fall of 2019 so i can kind of i can speak truly to one like traditional semester but um my first semester is just it's very inviting and welcoming and even it's such a large campus but you don't feel the size necessarily it's just it feels very interconnected i think is the best way i can put it like you don't feel like anyone is inaccessible or that you can't approach someone with a question because honestly i've seen some of my peers make some of their best like project collaborations by crossing like programs and just approaching people with different knowledge based on their own so for me i think being part of such a small little corner of campus and then the campus at large i just i feel like they're the same that's awesome that's a great point about the interdisciplinary connections as well because that is truly what the simone center like that's what it's built on like that's that's you know it's yes it's part of saunders but it's there's so much more that that goes into that and you're able just to connect with so many folks across industries and honestly that's you're gonna get that in your professional work as well so i think that's you know it prepares you for that and um yeah i think it's that's a great point um so joiner anything that you would you would add to that um i would just add that um rit i have been here for four years i started as a freshman and so are it's very easy to find your community here at rit there are tons of different like clubs and activities and there's always something to join in so i think i just like the campus as a whole other than the fact that it gets very cold very easily so um i just this campus is great i i'm glad you brought that up because i get asked that i was asked that the other day about the should i be scared off by the winters and i mean i've lived here my whole life so it's a little bit different it's not it's not too terrible but it does the last month has been it's been pretty cold but it's not as bad as somewhere like like minnesota like oh my goodness go over there that's the you're talking negative negative degrees up there but um great points to joiner thank you um the other thing too sorry i wanted to mention this as well she mentioned clubs and organizations um we're going to actually have a session on that towards the end of the webinar series i think in may or so we'll bring in a couple of folks because a lot of the clubs are you know they they do entail predominantly undergrad students but there are definitely grad students for example our financial management association fma they have a portfolio of over 200 thousand dollars that they work to invest so they meet they talk about different investments they want to make and they they work together as a group so that's just one example of things that you can do outside the classroom that that you know add value as well so those we have clubs pretty much for every kind of discipline within the business umbrella i think it's 10 to 12 different areas and organizations within saunders so we'll highlight that some more you know in a different session but i think it is important to understand you know those things are are available as well and i really appreciate those points according to journal i put you on the spot so i really appreciate that but they were really really good points any other questions as we kind of wrap wrap things up here i did wanted to ask about the part-time opportunities on teaching assistant or gra something related to that once we get into the college so if you can give a brief idea regarding everything so it would be good for us good question and we all also will be doing a session on that but as matt alluded to we do not use teaching assistants um in the saunders college of business we use just the full-time faculty so that opportunity does not exist however we have what are traditionally seen as graduate assistantships where we hire it ranges anywhere from 10 to 25 students per year to support faculty in their research and classroom activities and by classroom activities i mean preparing the information for their slides or preparing information research to use in the classroom so students in those situations are hired and actually become student employees of the college and the positions are typically eight to ten hours per week and there's a salary of approximately say 13 an hour and students are hired for the academic year so those positions are available and we do a formal session at orientation where students can apply for those positions i know some students are always curious can they apply ahead of time and the reason we wait is we want to ensure that the students who receive those positions are actually enrolled and physically on campus to support the faculty and the so um again as peggy mentioned we are going to have a session on gsw's um i think next month maybe the month after but so there will be something that's kind of covered on that as well because that those questions of course come up a ton i will mention too there are on occasion like i actually just got one of these yesterday from peggy um but there are on occasion other opportunities outside of saunders too so um i actually um i wasn't even an rh student but i did a grad assistantship in campus life so there's some of those opportunities as well a lot of that stuff you can apply for through career connect um and they usually put those out in like april may time frame um those opportunities but it's like administrative support of different campus initiatives and campus life i think fraternity and sorority life have um you know different positions uh but then again the one peggy sent yesterday was with food share on campus like coordinating and working with food share that's actually through student affairs so you'll see some of those too when we try and send those out to students when we get them but there are some you know limited more so opportunities across campus as well but the ones internally within saunders are really the ones that that we focus on and highlight obviously um but yeah and then um any other there's a question on chat said um i could not choose between an internship or strategic hrd for global organizations so i wanted to take both is that okay um and we'll discuss with anne yeah and uh wishing luck because they have their visa interview tomorrow we will keep our fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly on that and ann will be more than happy to work with you on the questions that you have regarding laying out your particular program to meet your needs no worries there any other questions i just have one other point i want to just reference um but any other questions that folks have before we wrap it up okay so i do think i think it is important to highlight obviously covet implications as well um this past year we have done a really really good job um within rit as a whole and accordions to jordan may be able to speak to this as well but of kind of managing you know things and trying to meet the needs of students but we have held classes on campus throughout the last year um so within saunders i would say maybe 60 or so percent maybe even a little higher of our classes were on campus there were definitely some more online opportunities in online classes but we tried to meet the needs of students and going forward we are going to try to continue to build up our portfolio of on-campus offerings we are moving as if we are we're going to try to get back to as much normalcy within our scheduling as possible i still think there will likely be some you know covered implications obviously i think it's unrealistic to not expect that but um we're you know preparing a semester in which the majority of camp classes that would normally be on campus will be we will still have some online offerings but um you know i think it's important to understand that um we are you know looking to welcome students back to campus like um honestly like we did last fall we we still again it definitely was different but we still you know did our best to to work through that and accommodate that um but peg anything else you want to add on that because i just wanted to yeah no i'm glad that you addressed that because it's kind of the elephant uh you know in the room type of thing but as matt mentioned the campus and the university at large has been incredible in their handling of coven 19 this past year um these students have been incredible about compliance with masking and distancing and you know washing hands and all of that the caseload for a university of our size has been under one percent as an average for the entire year you know we've had a couple little tiny peaks but the students have been amazing the faculty and staff have been amazing everyone has done their part to really make sure that this was a safe environment for everyone to to be on campus for so you know the the campuses looked a little bit different you know in the past year but i noticed more energy and activity going from finishing the fall semester to the spring and expect during the summer it's only going to increase more so that by fall i think there's going to be a much closer sense of normalcy on campus and we all really look forward to that so i would say you know if you're looking at news about the us at large rochester has been a little bit different in upstate new york um it's it's a comfortable environment so hopefully this will not deter you and we'll have a really good and exciting year together yeah there's definitely you know fall was you know it was um not as much nearly as much activity as we usually see i think spring has i was in global village the other day and there were more kind of students out i think part of that too is just the weather but um you know we've had a couple warmer days the last couple of couple days um but um so so yeah so i think you know we just want to be realistic with those expectations and set you know the bar you know where it needs to be set but any questions any last minute questions that folks have we really appreciate you coming today and um great questions from you all but anything else that folks want to hit on last minute okay all right thank you guys and if go ahead peggy i just say and if if you've got specific questions for any of us feel free to send us an email if you've got a unique or specific question for us uh we're all here to make sure you've got the information you need before arriving on campus and i'll stick on it if there are folks that have other things that they want to hit on but um but again thank you guys for coming the next session is two weeks from today same time um and it'll be with again current students and alumni peggy and i will facilitate that we have some canned questions but again if you're coming to that one bring questions with you that you want answered from that current when should student come to campus like the college is starting on 23rd august i guess so when should we travel like one week or two week back before there will be there any orientation or from the college will resume on 23rd august or like yep um we will be doing an orientation for new incoming students typically the week prior to the start of classes um we'll be sending out information ahead of that part of your arrival time will be dependent upon whether or not you're going to be using on-campus housing and when that becomes available for students or if you're securing your own housing but you want to give yourself i would say a week before just to kind of get acclimated and settled if you're a person that needs more time to accommodate and acclimate to a new environment you may want to give yourself a little bit more time but you want to get over the jet lag get a sense of where you are comfort level with maybe the campus walking around and wandering a little bit before classes start so i would suggest a week is probably not a bad idea yeah um and speaking of housing we're gonna have a session on that as well graduate housing we'll have somebody from that department coming over in i think a month or so for that one but um cool yeah that's a that's a great question all right well thank you again folks for jumping on um and we'll hopefully see you in a couple weeks yeah thanks everyone thank you thank you

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