• 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

    Undergraduate Case Competitions 

    You’ve probably heard that case competitions are a lot of fun. It’s true! You get to develop case analysis skills, visit new places and meet people from other schools and countries. The Schulich Undergraduate Case Competition Team represents Schulich in regional, national and international competitions. In addition to networking with leaders, fellow students and alumni, being a member of the case team helps you hone your presentation, problem-solving and groupwork skills.

    Commitment: The Schulich Undergraduate Case Competition team competes between October and April of the academic year. Depending on the performance of the team, expenses are partially to fully subsidized by Schulich for participation.

    The time commitment averages out to approximately 10hrs per week (similar to a Schulich elective course). Commitments can range from 5hrs to 20hrs per week depending on how close you are to competition events. Learn more about the team.

    Coaching: Students who elect to not participate in the Undergraduate Case Competition Team, but simply want coaching for a specific competition are encouraged to contact Mona Afrouz (Program Director) at mafrouz@yorku.ca to see if there is any support that can be provided to help them compete more effectively as representatives of Schulich.

    Skill Development: To support undergrads who want to compete in case competitions, or simply learn more about how to approach cases, Schulich has created the course MKTG 3150: Business Case Analysis and Presentation Skills Development. Enrol to learn how to structure your case competition submission(s) and present material effectively while improving your case analysis skills. Read about the course here

    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. Learn about York’s many student organizations by visiting YU Connect.