• The Schulich Experience Goes Beyond the Classroom

    Students entering the BBA and iBBA programs are exposed to a variety of experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, to assist with a successful transition to Schulich and York University.

    The true Schulich student experience is characterized by diversity. As such, our undergrads are encouraged to take risks, get involved in a broad range of extra-curricular activities, attend events, and form lasting relationships with their peers from across the globe.

  • First Year Experience

    From the LEAF Mentorship Program to student clubs, tutoring services, and Learning Skills Workshops, there are a wide variety of resources on campus to meet students’ needs.

    New students are assigned a dedicated personal Academic Advisor from the Student and Enrolment Services team to help guide them through their post-secondary journey. In addition to 1-1 academic advising appointments, mandatory advising is held in the Fall and Winter to ensure students understand expectations and how to succeed in the program.

    With various events specifically designed for first year students, there’s never a dull moment.

    photo of Vasiliki BelegrinisComing from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, your peers help you navigate your valuable time at Schulich. Every individual is a mentor and friend.
    -Vasiliki Belegrinis, 2018 BBA 

    Schulich Ambassador Program

    The Schulich Ambassador Program provides students with opportunities to develop their soft skills to support their academics. Coordinated by Schulich’s Student Engagement Coordinator, the goal is to give Schulich students the chance to develop into charismatic leaders who are passionate citizens, excellent communicators, and outstanding role models. Ambassadors are at the heart of the student body and accumulate points for their contributions, receiving recognition and awards for outstanding student involvement.

    Develop your presentation, communication, teamwork and leadership skills. For more information about the Schulich Ambassador Program, contact the Student Engagement Coordinator at undergradambassadors@schulich.yorku.ca or 416-736-5081.

    Current Schulich Ambassadors can submit their community involvement by logging in to their Ambassador Activity Log.

    photo of Avnit Chhabra, Schulich undergraduate student

    “The ambassador program has allowed me to develop my personal and professional skills. Connecting with students on high school visits and building tours has become one of my favourite activities here at Schulich because I am able to help others learn about the endless opportunities Schulich has to offer.” – Avnit Chhabra, iBBA 2020, Student Experience Assistant 2018

    Undergraduate Business Society (UBS)

    The Undergraduate Business Society is the Schulich student government and acts as the voice for the undergraduate student community. The UBS provides a variety of services for students to maximize their Schulich experience, including overseeing Schulich’s student clubs, hosting O-Week, and inviting students to a range of social events that allow you to mix business with pleasure.

    For information on UBS events and services, visit ubsschulich.ca.

    “Schulich welcomes everyone with open arms, and provides an environment where you can build connections and relationships that will last a lifetime. There are so many ways to get involved, and so many opportunities, personal, academic, and professional, for you to take advantage of. Above all, Schulich is a place that you can call home.” – Balaaj Durrani, UBS President

    BBA Case Competition Preparation Program

    You’ve probably heard that case competitions are a lot of fun.  It’s true.  You also get to go to some great places and meet people from other schools, sometimes from other countries, too. This year – for the first time – we will have a pool of students that will have the opportunity to represent Schulich in International competitions, with subsidies from the school.

    Interested in taking part?  Or in learning how to do a better job presenting your ideas in class or at work?

    Or perhaps you’re an old hand at case competitions and simply want a little help polishing up your presentation skills or getting some pointers on how to approach new types of business problems.

    Five Students standing together and smiling at the RISE Case CompetitionEither way, Schulich has options designed to help undergrads improve the way they tackle cases and case competitions.

    To support undergrads who want to compete in case competitions, or simply learn more about how to approach cases, Schulich has introduced the i/BBA Case Competition Preparation Program (iBBA-CCPP). The purpose of this program is to help you learn how to structure your case competition submission(s) and how to present the material effectively.

    Students who elect to not participate in the formal program, but simply want coaching for a specific competition are invited to contact Jane-Michèle at jmclark@schulich.yorku.ca to connect with MBA student coaches.

    Learn More about the iBBA-CCPP

    Three students smiling at a student club fairGet Involved

    Schulich students have the best of both worlds. In addition to exclusive events just for the Schulich community, students have access to a wide array of services and activities at York University. Run for student government, participate in special events and develop your leadership skills – all while tracking your club involvement with an official co-curricular transcript through YU Connect.

    Maximize your university experience: Check out the Student Community & Leadership Development website.