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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Rotman Marketing Association?

The RMA is a student-led organization whose mission is to to empower its members to build marketing expertise in achieving their personal and professional goals.

Q: What kind of events/initiatives do you host?

We host a wide variety of events meant to provide our members with a wide breadth of exposure to the marketing world. Some of our events include:

Q: What kind of career preparation do you provide?

The RMA prepares students through CV review, case and behavioral interview preparation amongst other things. We schedule sessions at key moments throughout the recruitment cycle. However, if you have a pressing interview and would like some assistance in preparing, feel free to contact us and we will do our best to assist!

Q: Who are the RMA executive members?

The executive team is primarily composed of second-year students who were elected last March. First-year students will also have a chance to become executives during club elections in October. Check out our executive page to learn more about the current executives!

Q: How do I become a member?

Membership is open to all Rotman MBA students. Incoming students can sign-up through the Clubs Sign-up page in the My Programs page of R-World during Clubs Fair in September, or throughout your Rotman journey by contacting us.

Q: What is the strike policy?

To ensure positive relations with all event guests, external and internal stakeholders, the RMA enforces a strike policy. Reasons a strike may be issued to a member of the RMA include but are not limited to:

      • Failing to attend a registered event
      • Arriving late for an event
      • Leaving an event during the middle of a presentation
      • Use of cellphones during presentations and networking sessions

Receiving 1 strike will bar you from attending the next event. The second strike will inflict two subsequent event bars, and so on. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and positive conduct!

Q: I’m a prospective/current student interested in learning more about the organization. How’s the best way to get in touch with you?

We’re always happy to talk with students! Feel free to leverage our contact page to get in touch. Alternatively, if you want to reach out to a specific RMA executive, check out our executive page and get in touch with them directly.

Q: What companies recruit from Rotman?

Please see the list of companies that have hired and continue to hire Rotman MBA grads here.

Q: Will it be hard for “career switchers” to break into Marketing? What resources are available to help with this transition?

Like anyone trying to break into a new industry, “career switchers” into marketing will have to put forth extra effort – but it can be done! There are plenty of Rotman students who have successfully made the transition and companies that recruit on campus regularly hire students without industry experience. Some of the resources available include:

      • Second-Year Students who are always willing to share their advice and experiences. The RMA organizes coffee chats, resume and cover letter review sessions as well as behavioral and case interview coaching.
      • Mentorship Program: Services of an exclusive industry mentor to help with career pursuit and general questions.
      • Career Coaches and Industry Advisors: Full-Time employees of Rotman available to help with any aspect of the recruiting and career development process.
      • Industry Events: On Campus Presentations and Panels run by employers to educate students about their companies and what is expected of Summer Interns and new employees

Q: What industries do students interested in Marketing typically find jobs?

Rotman students are regularly hired by companies across sectors such as Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage, Tech, Retail, E-commerce, Healthcare, Finance, Consulting, Automotive, Telecommunications, Media, Fashion & Apparel.

Q: What is the Marketing Department like at Rotman?

The Marketing Area at Rotman is focused on the creation and dissemination of high-quality research by recognized academic leaders. Faculty members study a wide range of marketing issues with an emphasis on rigorous methods and strong theoretical foundations. For more info, visit here.