Four days of action packed learning, networking, research and presentations. The ISOW has just given us a glimpse of what lies ahead.
Day 1 :
The first day was all about meeting new people, learning about Canada, networking and socializing.
Highlights included a Toronto Trivia Quiz and a tour of the Rotman building.
The day closed with a networking social with the upper year students.
Day 2 :
This day was primarily dedicated for exploring and learning about the Canadian Workplace and Career Options.
The career center gave interesting insights on networking and “connecting with a purpose”.
We also learnt from the personal experiences of upper year students and about post MBA employment through employer panels in the afternoon.
Another highlight of this day was the Toronto Lunch tour where we were divided into groups to cover the following areas :
- Kensington Market
- The Annex
The day closed with a reception at the Duke of Devon on Bay street. Again, there was an emphasis on networking and making connections. (Strategy Guide)
Day 3 :
The whole day was focussed on teamwork. Teams had to use a combination of speaking, acting and drawing skills to decipher messages.
After lunch we began The Great Canadian Research Competition to give us a glimpse of how case competitions would be like. This was a great opportunity for us to learn about achieving a common goal by working in diverse international groups.
We managed to catch a few groups here :
Day 4 :
All the groups had to present before alumni judges. Another great platform to receive constructive feedback and improve our presentation skills.
This was followed by a final set of presentations giving us a taste of the Rotman environment. Congratulations to all the winners !