The faculty, staff and I would like to extend you a warm welcome to the Dhillon School of Business. Starting your post-secondary journey is usually an exciting adventure, sometimes in a new city away from home. In the middle of a global pandemic, however, we know this year will be nothing like anything you or I have ever experienced before.
Though this year will differ from all previous years in the way classes are delivered and how you interact with other students, we are continually committed to developing your forward-leaning skills. In uncertain times, taking the opportunity to address business problems with a creative and innovative spirit is more important than ever.
As part of your experiential learning at Dhillon, I encourage you to explore the many opportunities there are to expand your learning beyond the ‘virtual classroom’. While it will be a little different in the on-line environment, please seek out information on, and get involved with our Student Professional Development program and consider applying to the Co-operative Education program. For future years, check out opportunities to get involved in the Integrated Management Experience and the Student Managed Investment Fund. I would also like to encourage you to explore our many Dhillon School of Business student clubs as well as the university’s many other student clubs and societies.
I believe the challenges put in your path this year have the potential to bring out the best in you. We know this year will take courage, tenacity and resilience, and we are committed more than ever to equip you with the essential knowledge, skills and abilities you’ll need to define your future success.
All the best in this upcoming academic year!
Kerry B. Godfrey, PhD, MBA
Dean, Dhillon School of Business
Dhillon School of Business New Student Orientation
In addition to the uLethbridge New Student Orientation Moodle course, Dhillon School of Business students are invited to join us from 1 – 3 p.m., Jan. 6 on Zoom for a special meet and greet.
You’ll get a welcome from our dean, hear from our academic advisors as well as meet and chat with the chair of your major in a special break-out room along with other students in your major. You’ll also hear about all the experiential learning opportunities available to you as a Dhillon student including:
- Student Professional Development: An immersive student program loaded with interactive workshops, industry networking and more to enhance students’ professional skills.
- Integrated Management Experience: A program where students use theoretical aspects learned in class to solve a business problem for a local charity and participate in fundraising.
- Student Managed Investment Fund: Through academic and industry mentorship, students take on the role of financial analyst and portfolio manager to manage a fund currently valued at $150,000.
- Co-operative Education: Provides career development preparation through paid, full-time work experiences throughout Canada and globally.
- International Experiences: Learn about the Dhillon Work Study programs in Malaysia and Hungary, as well as other international exchanges and how Covid-19 may affect these programs.
- Dhillon Business Student’s Association: Focused on providing value, this student club represents all business students and hosts a variety of social, service and networking events throughout the year.
Dhillon School of Business students will receive the Zoom link by email. If you are a new Dhillon student and have not received your meet and great zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advice to new students from a recent grad
What advice would you give to students who are about to begin their post-secondary journeys?
To new students, I would say to jump at every opportunity that presents itself. You never know what doors will open and always, at least, take the time to explore them. Definitely take part in some form of extracurricular group, you never know what you will find out about yourself. Additionally, don’t sweat the small stuff. There will be moments where it seems your plate is just too full; balance is important. Meet all the new people that you can, the social aspect is equally as important as the schooling. I can confidently say university has been the most memorable years of my life. Don’t forget to take it all in, the journey you are about to embark upon is one of learning and growing, both professionally and personally. Lastly, it is important to find something meaningful to you whether it be your major, a club, a charity or a sport!
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Wondering what online learning will look like this term?
Dhillon School of Business Accounting instructor Sonya von Heyking talks about what her classes will look like, the supports she’s offering, and how you can feel in-control of your learning.
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