While strong academics are essential to your future success, your university life is about more than just books and studying. University is also a time for you to find your niche, build your network, and gain the leadership and organizational experience on which you can build your career and your personal satisfaction. At Rotman Commerce, our student organizations offer a hands-on training ground where you can learn invaluable professional skills, while making lifelong friends and contributing to the vitality of the Rotman Commerce student community. And our many experiential learning programs give you the opportunity to hone your business talents in the areas that interest you - and potential employers - the most. 

Rotman commerce student organizations

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There are so many ways to get involved here and every day can be different. I've participated in case competitions, travelled to debate tournaments, played intramural ultimate frisbee, and been involved in governance and student groups. There are so many opportunities to explore. 

- Leila Martin
Class of 2018
Specialist in Finance and Economics

Our 14 (and counting!) Rotman Commerce student organizations are run by student executives; together they organize well over 100 events and activities for the RC community every year. Most of the organizations have first-year intern positions, but you don't have to be on the executive team to get involved. Attend events, volunteer, and participate! You won't regret it. Check out the links below to learn more about each of our student organizations. 

The RC Houses

Another way to get involved is to run for a position on your RC House council. Our five RC Houses organize social events throughout the year and are a great way to gain leadership experience while meeting other first-year students. House elections for first-year representatives occur in September and early October each year. 

experiential learning programs

One of the best ways to learn is by doing, and our experiential learning programs aim to help you better apply what you learn in class to real-life professional challenges. We have programs that cater to students in each specialist that will help you gain hands-on knowledge in your chosen fields. In our Portfolio Management Group, for example, students work with alumni mentors in capital markets to learn the ins and outs of asset management. Our Management Consulting Alumni Program pairs Rotman Commerce alumni working in management consulting with students who have an interest in pursuing a career in that field. Through a series of workshops, site visits, and mentorship advising, students gain an in-depth take on what it's like to work in management consulting. Students in the accounting specialist can choose to participate in our Tax Volunteers program, which allows them to apply their knowledge in tax accounting to help community members in the GTA file their taxes. Additionally, our students can participate in case competitions and attend conferences in areas of direct professional interest to them through our Conferences and Competitions subsidy program, which helps defray the registration and travel costs associated with attending these valuable learning events. 

U of T Student Organizations

At a university the size of the University of Toronto, you can be assured that there are hundreds of opportunities for student leadership! With over 800 student clubs, U of T has something for everyone. No matter where your interests lie, you're sure to find others who share your passion here. Check out the full list of campus student clubs by visiting Ulife, the university's comprehensive directory of student organizations!