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5 New Year’s resolutions you should make (and keep) in 2015

Eva Hughes, Director, Recruitment & Admissions, Morning & Evening MBA and Master of Finance

Eva Hughes, Director, Recruitment & Admissions, Morning & Evening MBA and Master of Finance

Happy New Year to all future Rotman MBA and MFin students – we hope 2015 will be a healthy and successful year for all of you. Whatever your personal and professional goals are, January is a great time for self-reflection, new beginnings and yes, you guessed it right, those new year’s resolutions!

Here are 5 resolutions for you to consider in 2015:

1)      Set exciting professional goals with milestones throughout the year

Whether you feel the need to make a big change or you are simply striving to stretch yourself as a professional, use the start of the New Year to set yourself some concrete goals. Be it a specific career move, promotion, professional designation or else, be sure your goals are exciting and something you feel passionate about. Building in specific milestones is a good way to keep yourself on track to make sure you stick to your goals.

2)      Venture out of your office & make new connections

Make this year a social one! Build new connections on an ongoing basis and not only when you need a network to help you. Set up coffee chats and lunch meetings at the start of the week before you get too involved in your work commitments. Before you know it, you will have built a fabulous professional network that will be there to support you and help you achieve your career goals.

Rotman Morning & Evening MBA and Master of Finance

3)      Learn something new every day

Challenge yourself out of your comfort zone to keep learning. At the Rotman School, we pride ourselves on thought leadership and continuous self-development. Our students are exposed to new ideas and ways of doing things on a daily basis through our innovative curriculum, exceptional faculty & peers and vibrant industry events. Keep an eye on the Rotman Speaker Series  and our exciting Admissions sample classes on the Rotman Self-Development Lab & Rotman BMO Financial Group Finance Research & Trading Lab .

4)      Get involved

Be it a professional association, Board of Directors or a Charity event – there is so much out there to participate in. These activities can be incredibly meaningful for you as a person and also as a professional by helping you build new skill sets, expand your network and resume while having fun.

5)      Explore Rotman and our array of programs for working professionals

You may have been thinking of pursuing graduate studies for a while or perhaps you just started considering further studies. In any case, doing your research on what program fits your needs and personal circumstances is paramount. Explore our wide array of programs at the Rotman School and join in the info sessions, coffee chats, sample classes and GMAT prep courses to learn about what is awaiting you as a working professional at our vibrant School.

We look forward to hearing from you and being part of your plans for 2015!

 

Rotman team lends our hands for Evergreen, Yonge Street Mission

In the spirit of sharing and giving back, last evening, the Rotman Morning & Evening MBA and Master of Finance working professionals team donated to and volunteered with the Evergreen centre, a part of Yonge Street Mission.

We helped to prepare and serve a warm and delicious meal to street-involved youth. Led by the amazing, kind and organized staff at Evergreen, everything came together beautifully.

Rotman career coach Marnie Consky, MFin recruitment assistant director Breanna Brooks and Managing Director Elizabeth Duffy-MacLean prepping a mouthwatering salad and tasty dessert.

Career coach Marnie Consky, MFin recruitment assistant director Breanna Brooks and managing director Elizabeth Duffy-MacLean prepping a mouthwatering salad and tasty dessert.

Rotman career coach Annette Filler waiting on kitchen orders from Evergreen staff Vlad.

Career coach Annette Filler waiting on kitchen orders from Evergreen staff Vlad.

Rotman staff shredding seafood for the luscious paella.

Shredding seafood for the luscious paella.

Salad and dessert prep

Finished salad!

Paella vegetables cooking

Dessert

As the scrumptious meal of paella served with a colourful salad was cooking, we went on a tour of the facilities. The Evergreen centre’s compassionate work is manifold. There’s a career centre, art therapy, housing advocates, a nursery, a full-medical centre with facilities for dental work, eye care and other medical necessities, and so much more.

Evergreen nursery.

Evergreen staff chatting about the nursery.

We’re so thankful to have had this opportunity to lend a hand to such an inspiring organization in our city!

The Evergreen centre for street involved youth is a unique place where youth between the ages of 16 and 24 can access employment services, warm meals and supports including an on-site nursery.