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Joint Info Session: Business Information Technology, Introduction to BIT, and Business Technology Management

April 13, 2016 • Written by

BITJoin us at a joint information session exploring RRC’s Business Information Technology, Introduction to Business Information Technology and Business Technology Management programs.

  • Friday, April 22, 1–3pm, Room A104, Roblin Centre (160 Princess St.)

RSVP: Steve Lawrence at 204.949.8395 or slawrence@rrc.ca

For more information on these programs please visit rrc.ca/bit or rrc.ca/btm

Health Information Management Information Session April 14, 2016

March 31, 2016 • Written by

Looking to develop the skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage the health information required for patient care, administration, research, and education? Red River College’s Health Information Management program trains you in the specialized techniques required to work in health information management. It offers a unique combination of medical, computer, and business courses to ensure your success.

Join us on April 14, from 1-3pm in the White Lecture Theatre on the Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Ave) to learn more about our Health Information Management program.  www.rrc.ca/him

For more information contact David Thomas at  dthomas@rrc.ca

NEW! Meet An RRC Advisor Via FaceTime or Skype

March 24, 2016 • Written by

learning commonsA traditional face-to-face meeting is seen as the standard when people are seeking information from an academic advisor. However, we recognize that a visit to the campus is not feasible for everyone looking for academic advice. Considerations such as geography, work schedules, or responsibilities to family can have a significant impact on your ability to consult with an advisor. And while the traditional phone call is always an option, many advisees would like a more meaningful connection as they plan their post-secondary studies.

In recognition of this fact, academic advising appointments are now available via Skype and FaceTime. Booking your appointment is simple – just send an e-mail to advisor@rrc.ca, and provide us with the format you want and your contact information. A member of the team will schedule you into the next available appointment time.

How do I prepare for the appointment?
Shortly after the booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with lots of helpful information. For example, you are encouraged to create a list of questions to ask during the session. In addition, please try to compile your education history through high school and any post-secondary transcripts, so the advisor can better understand your qualifications.

What do I need for the appointment?
Aside from your questions and transcript(s), make sure you are sitting in a comfortable chair in a well-lit room. If you are using a portable device (phone or tablet), be sure it has sufficient charge for the appointment.

How do I get Skype, or how do I set up FaceTime on my Apple device?
Both tools are very user-friendly, simply go to www.skype.com to be guided through its installation on your PC, laptop, or other device. For FaceTime, we recommend you go to www.apple.com and access the Help feature. You will find easy-to-follow instructions.

We look forward to meeting with you online – be sure to contact us at advisor@rrc.ca.

Business Administration Information Sessions April 6, 2016

March 21, 2016 • Written by

If you’ve ever thought about working in marketing, human resources, financial services or accounting — or you aspire to be Manitoba’s next top entrepreneur — Red River College’s Business Administration program offers the resources you need for a successful career.

Apply your skills after just two years, or transfer your credits to complete a degree. At Red River College, we have unmatched connections to industry — and that’s just one of the many reasons why our grads get hired.

Join us at a free Business Administration program info session.

  • Wednesday, April 6, 1-3pm or 6-8pm
  • Black Lecture Theatre- 2055 Notre Dame Ave
  • For more information please contact David Thomas at dthomas@rrc.ca

Finding Your Career At RRC

March 14, 2016 • Written by

carpentryFor many people, the idea of figuring out a career path (or changing to a new one) can be an anxiety-ridden experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some resources you can access to make the time and effort you invest in research worthwhile. There is no right or wrong way, but using the first two resources prior to seeing someone in-person may prove beneficial:

Career Exploration Workbook

This workbook is a valuable tool that can take you through exercises designed to raise your self-awareness. Knowing more about the kind of person you are (interests, strengths, values) can aid you greatly as you research the many career possibilities that exist. Click here to access your copy of the workbook.

CareerCruising.com

Career Cruising is a website designed to help you learn more about a wide range of careers. The College can provide you with an ID and password that unlocks an array of resources designed to aid your research into career possibilities. Click here to access a helpful guide to the website.

Academic Advising

An in-person meeting with an advisor can help you better understand College programs. If you have used any career exploration tools, it is more likely you can articulate a desired career path, and will have an appointment where the discussion is focused on one or a handful of programs. An advisor can help you take a comprehensive view of your readiness for college. Your academic qualifications, ability to pay tuition, and your network of personal supports are all issues that deserve careful examination prior to applying.

Academic Advising Contact Information:

Phone: 204-632-2327, toll-free 1-800-903-7707

E-mail: advisor@rrc.ca

Career Counselling

A one-time meeting with a career counsellor can be scheduled, but only after you have invested the time in utilizing the Career Exploration Handbook, and spent time on the Career Cruising website. An online intake form must be completed to initiate the process.

Do keep in mind that finding your new career is not a scientific process. Even with extensive research, your final decision might come down to trusting your instincts, i.e. what does your gut tell you? After all, you are the one who knows best what is right for you. But if you invest time and effort into the resources listed here, you will find that feelings of anxiety or doubt can be greatly reduced. We wish you all the best in your search.

Library and Information Technology – Information Session March 15th, 2016

March 3, 2016 • Written by

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Join us on Tuesday March 15th for an overview of or our Library and Information Technology program, detailed information on admissions requirements and dates, and a chance to meet the faculty and ask any questions you might have! Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

When: Tuesday, March 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Room A104 (Great West Life Lecture Theatre), Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess Street

Joint Info Sessions: Business Information Technology (BIT), Introduction to BIT, and Business Technology Management

February 26, 2016 • Written by

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Join us for one of our  joint information session exploring RRC’s Business Information Technology, Introduction to Business Information Technology and Business Technology Management programs.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 5–7pm, Room A104, Roblin Centre (160 Princess St.)
  • Thursday, March 17, 1–3pm, Room P107, Roblin Centre (160 Princess St.)

RSVP: Steve Lawrence at 204.949.8395 or slawrence@rrc.ca

For more information on these programs please visit rrc.ca/bit or rrc.ca/btm

Your future starts here! RRC Information Session: Tuesday, March 15

February 25, 2016 • Written by

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If you are considering post-secondary, you do not want to miss this information session. Learn about full-time programs, the admissions process and the various support services that are available. There is something for everyone at Red River College.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6-7pm, Green Lecture Theatre (GM43) Notre Dame Campus

*This is the same presentation that is delivered to high schools and adult learning centres but this is an opportunity for students who have missed these opportunities to attend. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register at rrc.ca/rrcinfo

Making The Most Of Your Open House Visit

January 18, 2016 • Written by

open house s_gymRRC Open House
February 16: 11am – 2pm and 5pm-8pm
February 17: 9am – 2pm

RRC’s annual Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to experience the college environment. Here are some suggestions that can make your visit informative and valuable:

Take a tour
Campus tours will be offered throughout both days, at both the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses. This is a great chance to see the campus, and to focus on labs and classrooms specific to your interests. Even better, tours are led by current RRC students, so you have an opportunity to get an insider’s perspective on life as a college student.

Go to an information session
Several RRC programs will be offering information sessions. This is your chance to hear it from the experts, and find out what the day-to-day realities are for students in program x, y, or z. Consider these sessions a great way to dial into a specific area of interest.

Visit the information booths
For your convenience, all RCC programs, regardless of campus location, will be set up with information booths at the Notre Dame Campus. For anyone who is still in an exploratory stage of their decision-making, this allows you to gather as much information as you want in one convenient location.

Use the shuttle service
While info booths will be located in one place, there is still an easy way to get to the Exchange District Campus. A free shuttle service will take you back and forth on both days. Student-led tours will be offered, and a team of ambassadors will be on hand to provide directions and answer questions.

Plan ahead
Visit our Facebook event page to get the latest updates about the Open House! Planning in advance will enable you to make the most of your visit.

We look forward to seeing you!

*On all the days around Open House, if you have questions about any RRC programs, contact an Academic Advisor. Advisors can help you better understand what is required of you at the application stage, and beyond.

Creative Communications Information Night 2016

January 6, 2016 • Written by

The Creative Communications program is hosting an Information night for anyone interested in learning more about the two-year RRC diploma or four-year joint degree program with the University of Winnipeg. Tour the facilities, meet students and teaching faculty, and ask questions about the program and application process. Family and friends are also welcome to attend. No RSVP required.

6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Roblin Centre – 160 Princess Street (Room P107)

For more information contact Tracey Seida, Program Coordinator at tseida@rrc.ca or 204.949.8339.