Sheridan College Orientation welcomes first-year School of Business students to Sheridan

Marketing Program Graduate, Mike Alves addresses the new Sheridan Business students.

Marketing Program Graduate, Mike Alves addresses the new Sheridan Business students.

More than 600 first year Sheridan School of Business students from Davis and Trafalgar campuses attended the recent New Student Orientation events.  The new student orientation events, developed based on the Fall 2008 School of Business pilot program, were a great success encouraging the largest student turn out to date.

Third year Advertising student , Sherry Lindsay shares her college experiences.

Third year Advertising student , Sherry Lindsay shares her college experiences.

The new program kicked off with a School of Business Welcome Session designed to welcome new Business students and introduce them to their faculty and the many other college support people who will be most important to them. Senior and graduate students spoke to the new Business students offering advice on how to relax and enjoy college life and most importantly how to survive college until graduation.

School of Business students Lindsay Sherry, 3rd Year Advertising, Nick Hale, 2nd Year Marketing, Sparkle Grant, 3rd Year Marketing, and Hina Syed, 2nd Year Office Administration (Legal) shared their Sheridan School of Business experience and advice with new students.

Professor Doug Greewood is pleased with the student turnout.

Professor Doug Greewood is pleased with the student turnout.

Graduate Marketing student and Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition (OCMC) multiple award-winner spoke of his business school experiences, the lasting friendships made, the need to become involved in college life activities and committees, and the opportunities for employment after graduation.

The initial Welcome Session was followed by School of Business program-specific orientation sessions lead by faculty. In these sessions, students were able to meet with their program faculty and ask in-depth questions about their program of study and become familiar with their upcoming courses and academic expectations of the School of Business.

Sheridan students enjoy the Orientation BBQ

Sheridan students enjoy the Orientation BBQ

Following the academic program, students took part in interactive sessions with Sheridan’s Student Services group who outlined the support services available to them and the essential information they needed to know before starting classes. Students and guests were then invited to spend the afternoon enjoying a free BBQ lunch, live music, and a Campus Fair showcasing Sheridan College services, clubs, events, and student government.

Sheridan's Student representatives make sure Orientation is a success.

Sheridan's Student representatives make sure Orientation is a success.