Learning the Canadian Way: RRC Students Skate the River Trail Together

February 10, 2017 • Written by

Hospitality and Tourism student volunteers and Intercultural Mentorship partners learning to skate at the Forks.

At Red River College, students tend to stick together both inside and outside the classroom. Having fellow students to lean on for support took on a whole new meaning on Saturday, January 28th when Red River College’s group of immigrant and international students joined Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad, for a lesson on how to lace up the Canadian way.

Over 60 international and immigrant students attended the outdoor event. For most, this first- time skating experience was also the first time standing on a frozen river trail; an entirely new concept of outdoor fun. Students held each other up as they took their first glides. According to Business Administration Student, Thiago Vitral, “this was my first opportunity to use the skates I purchased once I moved to Canada. We don’t get to skate like this in Brazil”.


Canadian Connection volunteers giving a helping hand.

Following the outdoor skating time on the trails and rink, students shared some hot chocolate and donuts at The Forks  Commons while having the opportunity to talk with other students and make new friendships.

The event  is offered each year through Diversity and Intercultural Service’s Canadian Connection Program. The event was supported by a group of student volunteers from the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.  Current students from this program partner with the Canadian Connection Program to gain hands on field experience through the variety of activities offered throughout the academic year.


Tips for Being Active When Sick

February 10, 2017 • Written by

sick-quote-1The brunt of winter is here and the classroom or office has a cold running through it.  You’re coughing and sneezing but your active living routine has achieved a nice rhythm and you don’t want to lose momentum. There are two voices in your head—one encouraging you to rest—the other urging you to get up and go. Now what do you do?

It’s the toughest call and it’s usually made under duress. Read More →

Triple Threat Workout: The Final Installment of the Rebels Rec Home Workout Series

February 3, 2017 • Written by

Got the post holiday blues? Hate getting into a cold car to head to your fitness centre?  Too cold to go outside to be active?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then Rebels Rec may have the solution for you.   We asked each of our fantastic fitness instructors to provide an exercise routine that anyone can do by themselves in the gym or at home. The final installment in our home workout series is from Lesley:

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Tips for Balancing Life/School/Work

January 27, 2017 • Written by

When I went to university half way into the school year, I still hadn’t found that feeling of being in stride with it. I understood the routine of getting up for classes and making sure I caught my bus at the same time every time, I felt the stress of workload piling up on me and I could barely see any free moments to spend time just relaxing and not thinking, just still being young and having fun.


I thought my new goal resolutions would’ve held out but who was I kidding. I knew it would be the same pattern as every time I tried years before which, even just that thinking had already set me up for failure. I knew that if I was to succeed with what I wanted out of life I had to really take a good look at myself. Really see who I was and face some of the unwanted answers that might be me. This would mean I would have to make some tough decisions as well as maybe change the way I live and recognize some patterns.

Here are some tips which have helped me and still to this day have made my life one that I design for myself and not something that others have programmed for me. Read More →

How Sweet It Is!

January 20, 2017 • Written by

I’ve had it on my mind how to be a better person. I look at myself and see a bit of a tummy, sometimes I’m more tired then I’d like to be or something as simple as what I’m eating url-1would be a healthy change. Just trying to get rid of sugar was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I never realized how much sugar was in everything. This isn’t an understatement. Sugar is in my opinion the number one drug of today’s world. Read More →

Employer On-Campus: Richardson International

January 19, 2017 • Written by

Opportunities in Processing Operations

Richardson International invites Construction Management students to an information session! Join us to learn more about our Operations Development full-time new graduate and student opportunities.

For more information, follow Richard International at:Richardson

Web: www.richardson.ca
Twitter: @Richardson_INTL
Instagram: @richardsoninternational

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
E308, Notre Dame Campus
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Refreshments provided

Register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES
If you have difficulty registering contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.

Deadline for registration: January 27, 2017
Limited seating available – sign up early!


Opportunities for students and graduates: Public Service of Canada

January 19, 2017 • Written by
If you are looking to gain work experience or to launch your career, the Public Service Commission of Canada offers various work experience and recruitment programs that might be right for you!
For students

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) 30084421754_33cbce59e9_z
Summer and part-time jobs for full-time secondary school, CEGEP, college, technical institute and university students for valuable learning opportunities in their fields of study.

Co-op/Internship Program
Practical work experience for post-secondary students enrolled in a Co-op or Internship program approved by the Public Service Commission of  Canada.

Research Affiliate Program (RAP)
Work experience for post-secondary students to help develop specific knowledge with actual ongoing research operations in the federal public service.

For post-secondary graduates

Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR)
Career opportunities across Canada and overseas for university and college graduates in a variety of fields.

Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program (RPL)
Middle to senior-level positions designed for graduates who want a career in shaping public policy.

Visit Canada.ca/government-jobs for more information

Follow Government of Canada Jobs on Twitter: @jobs_gc

Bell Let’s Talk Day: Open House with Tea and Cookies

January 19, 2017 • Written by

p_R118476Wednesday, January 25th is Bell Let’s Talk Day; a day to promote conversations about mental health and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.

On this day, drop by the Mental Health Coordinator’s office at AB05 (NDC) where you can chat with Breanna, pick up resources, and enjoy some tea and cookies. Yes, I did say tea and cookies. This open house will run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm is intended for staff and students.

More on Bell Let’s Talk Day

All day, Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every:
• Text message sent by Bell and Bell Aliant customers
• Mobile and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers
• Tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk
• View of the official Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Facebook
• Snap using the official Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat filter

Join the conversation on January 25th to end the stigma and grow Bell’s funding for mental health.


Making the most of career fairs

January 16, 2017 • Written by

The 2017 RRC Career Fair is days away!

Preparation is key for a productive networking experience at a career fair. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of this event:

Before – Research the companies attending the fair, compose relevant questions you want to ask the employers, practice your self-introduction and plan your attire.

During – Introduce yourself to the employers that interest you, show enthusiasm and curiosity by sharing what you know about them and asking relevant questions.

After – Follow up with your connections!

To learn more about how to introduce yourself to an employer, what questions are considered relevant, and how to follow up with your connections, attend the next Career Fair: Strategies and Tips sessions.

You can also check out this tip sheet for more information: Make the Most of Career Fairs 

Contact Student Employment Services to book an appointment with an Employment Advisor to review your cover letter and resume, and to ask any other employment related questions you have by calling 204.632.3966 or emailing JobCentre@rrc.ca.