July 24, 2012 • Written by Clint
Taking a campus tour of Red River College is one of the best ways to dertermine if this is the right place for you. Taking a campus tour can provide you with some valuable info about RRC that you wouldn’t learn anywhere else.
Here are my top 5 suggestions that will help make your campus tour a success:
Plan ahead. Book your tour in advance to ensure you get a timeslot that works with your schedule. www.rrc.ca/visitwithus
1. Come prepared with a list of questions to ask your tour guide.
2. Wear comfortable shoes. A tour can be up to an hour long.
3. Ask to meet with people. If you want to set up an appointment with an academic advisor or other college staff, this takes some coordination in advance. Be sure to ask about this before your arrival on campus.
4. Stay in touch. Don’t hesitate to contact your tour guide after the campus visit if you still have questions. Keep their buisiness card when they give it to you for future reference.
5. Book your individual or group campus tour by visiting www.rrc.ca/visitwithus
We look forward to seeing you on campus!
July 10, 2012 • Written by Jennifer
Whether you have just graduated from high school, are looking at pursuing a new career opportunity or are a newcomer to Canada looking to update your credentials, we welcome you to visit our campus. Familiarize yourself with what RRC has to offer and learn more about programs and student support services. For a personalized tour, visit www.rrc.ca/visitwithus. Groups are also welcome and these tours can be booked through the same website.
Get the inside scoop on what you should know as a student and take this opportunity to get your questions answered before you apply. Bring family or friends with you who might think of other questions to ask and who can support your quest for getting the information you need. Campus tours are given by a Student Recruitment Officer who can be your inside connection to RRC. They will have answers for many of your questions and where they don’t know the answers will be able to connect you with those that do.
We look forward to your visit!
Jennifer Powell, Student Recruitment Officer
February 14, 2012 • Written by Jennifer
If you are thinking about applying to Red River College, whether you are starting your career, changing direction in your career or upgrading your skills, visit Open House next week: Tuesday, February 21 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
This is your chance to see inside labs and classrooms, attend an information session, meet instructors, take a campus tour, visit student lounges, take a free shuttle to explore another Winnipeg campus, celebrate our diverse college community and much, much more….
In addition to entering your name to win one of our many gift certificates for retailers such as Earl’s, Joey’s, Best Buy, iTunes, Starbucks and Sport Chek, your ballot could also win you $500 towards your tuition at Red River College…
Visit our Open House website for more information: www.rrc.ca/openhouse
Jennifer Powell, Student Recruitment Officer
If you are thinking about applying to Red River College, get some advice from key people who are involved in receiving and processing your applications. They have some good advice for you once you’ve applied too! Check out this short video to learn more….
Also, keep an eye out for more videos to come that will keep you on the RRC inside track!
September 12, 2011 • Written by Jennifer
If you are in grade 11, you are in a great position if you are thinking about applying to RRC. You still have time to consider the various options, come for a campus tour, meet with an academic advisor if necessary, look at the entrance requirements for the programs that you are interested in and be prepared to apply once you have finished grade 11.
Many students do not realize that you can apply for most programs at RRC once you have successfully completed grade 11 and can provide proof that you have registered for the required grade 12 courses for the program you are applying for. There are some exceptions to this however. There are some programs that require some university or college education prior to being accepted into them, and for those programs, you will need to meet the entrance requirements for the college or university that you need to start with. There are also some programs that require you to have some work experience in the field prior to applying but this is particularly important in certain fields.
However, the majority of RRC programs can be applied for at the end of Grade 11. The benefits in doing so are that you can often avoid waiting lists or if you are placed on a waiting list, you can at least be on the waiting list while you are completing grade 12.
If you are in grade 12, don’t feel like its too late for you…the year is still early. You can get started on figuring things out and make sure you are meeting the entrance requirements throughout the next school year.
Student Recruitment Officer
September 1, 2011 • Written by Jennifer
Clint, Jaime and I got our first glimpse of the Paterson Global Foods Institute. It is definitely “a work in progress” at this point but I think it will be stunning when it’s finished. The new campus, located in downtown Winnipeg, will house our Hospitality programs, namely Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism Management and Professional Baking and Patisserie. The campus will also be home to Red River College’s first residence! Paterson GlobalFoods Institute will join the Roblin Centre (160 Princess Street) as the second campus in the heart of the Exchange District – an addition to our Exchange District Campus.
We took a few pictures of us on our tour and we wanted to show you some of the original architecture that will be preserved in the building. We’ll post more pictures in the coming months as they make progress on the building. I can’t wait for our next tour!!
(Photos taken August 16, 2011)
Pic 1: Clint and I getting into character before our tour
Pic 2: A glance at some of the original architecture from the old Royal Bank building
Pic 3: The future home of “Jane’s Restaurant”.
Pic 4: Another view of “Jane’s Restaurant”
Pic 5: (left to right) Jennifer Powell, Clint Thiessen and Jaime Richard - Red River College’s Recruitment Team getting the scoop on the new Paterson GlobalFoods Institute
Pic 6: The view of Roblin Centre from the residence at our new campus.
Pic 7: The view of Paterson GlobalFoods Institute from William Avenue.