Rosa Si Min Cao Liu | BBA 2016
Program: Management & Human Resources
Previous Work Terms: Total Rewards Co-op at D+H Limited Partnership, People and Growth Co-op at Softchoice LP
Why did you choose UTSC Management? I chose this program at the University of Toronto Scarborough because of its innovative and highly practical business program. This program provided graduates with a well-rounded knowledge of all functional areas of business and human resources management as well as the opportunity to apply what I have learned in class into the workplace environment.
What has been the highlight of your experience so far? The highlight of this program has been the opportunity to undergo three co-op work placements as part of my undergraduate studies. The co-op program provided me with the right skills and techniques that were needed for job searching ranging from resume and cover letter critiques, interviewing skills to networking skills. This was the major skill-set that differentiated the Management Co-op program from the other programs. Moreover, what I loved the most about Management Co-op program was the number of resources it offered to students to succeed in their job search and their future work placements.
What are your goals after this program and how is this program helping you to achieve them? My goal after graduation is to pursue the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) Designation or even pursue a Masters within the HR field. This specialist program is helping me achieve these goals as it offers all of the courses required to obtain the CHRP designation.
What are your achievements to date? Some of my achievements include: UTSC Co-op Student of the Year Award 2016, Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CACFE) Co-op Student of the Year Award (2016) Nominee, Education at Work Ontario Co-op Student of the Year Award (2016) Nominee, 2016 HRPA Toronto Chapter Student Scholarship Award, UTSC Dean's List 2016, UTSC Dean's List 2015, and 2014 Work Term Recognition Award.
What is the biggest hidden gem about the UTSC campus location? The UTSC Valley.
What are some of your favourite Management courses you have taken? "Training and Development", "Occupational Health and Safety Management", and "Economics of Human Resource Management".