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Your Career Starts NOW ( Is what you’re doing working?)

September 20, 2018

 

This week’s GO (Get Oriented) session is focused on employment.

You may be just starting your program, but there are things that you should be doing to ensure that your career is on track for success after graduation. Come to this week’s GO Session to get important tips about how to prepare for success.

Week 4 (Sept 24-28, 2018) Get Working: Your Career Starts NOW

  • Notre Dame Campus: Tuesday, September 25,  12:00-1:00 pm, eTV Studio

The NDC session will also be streamed and recorded by eTV Learning Technologies for viewing 24/7  across campuses.

Please register for the session at your campus online:

Notre Dame Campus Sessions

Register early, as seats are limited for the in-person sessions.

GO (Get Oriented) is the third stage of transition supports for new immigrant and international students. Over the first 8 weeks of your program, we have strategies, resources, and supports to help you start on the path to success in your life, program, and career in Canada.

Watch Out For Scams!

September 20, 2018

It has recently come to our attention that some students may have been targeted by an online email scam claiming to be from Red River College requesting additional fees be paid to the institution via a third-party payment system. We can confirm that the College has not sent any type of request of this nature to any of our students.

 

Phishing emails have become more sophisticated over time, and can be very convincing. However, these emails were not generated by the College – and it is not the College’s policy to request additional payments from students using a method that is not approved.

 

In light of this information we have notified RRC’s IT Department and they blocked the email address from contacting you at your academic accounts.

 

However, today, many people can continue to be susceptible to these types of online scams. In order to assist you going forward, we would like to pass along some additional information to help you. While this information is specific to RRC, we would encourage you to keep these best practices top of mind in all your other dealings online too.

 

  • Red River College emails are ONLY sent from the @rrc.ca domain. Phishing emails may use an email address that looks very similar, and the creators of these messages are very skilled at making emails appear that they are from a legitimate email address. They may use names, logos, alias, and titles taken from Red River College’s website or other sources. Read the email carefully and watch for inconsistent information.
  • Always confirm the payment method by checking our website.We will never ask you to send money through an unsecure method such as an email transfer, Western Union, etc. You can always make payments in person at a Student Service Centre, or online through your HUB account.
  • Ask us!If you aren’t sure whether an email is legitimate, bring it to the College’s Student Service Centre or the International Education Office and ask us to verify if the request is correct.

As always, please exercise as high level of caution when sharing your personal information or banking information online. If you have further questions please feel free to visit our Student Services Centre or contact us directly.

You are Invited to the Annual Welcome Party – Last Chance to Register!

September 19, 2018

Please join us on Friday, September 28th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Voyageur Restaurant at the Notre Dame Campus to celebrate the Annual Welcome Party. Take part in celebrating diversity and helping us extend a warm College welcome to our current and incoming students.

As we are celebrating diversity, we welcome you to share your traditions and come dressed in cultural clothing, and dressed for a party! Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items (canned food) for the RRC Student Food Bank.  This is a College-wide and family friendly event; everyone is welcome to bring family, children and friends. There is no cost for this event.

This year’s party features live music and entertainment including performances by Buffalo Red Thunder Drumming Group, latin beats by Yosali dela Rosa and Des Carga Latina as well as a global dance party, featuring student favorites from around the globe.

Take part in fun activities for children including arts and crafts, face painting and balloons. Enjoy lots of dancing and sample global cuisine.

To register for this event please click here.

If you have any questions please contact, Student Integration Coordinator, Lauren Konrad

P: 204-631-3345 E: lkonrad@rrc.ca

 

Volunteer with the Intercultural Mentorship Program!

September 12, 2018

Intercultural communication is an increasingly important skill for today’s leaders in a global workplace. Red River College’s Intercultural Mentorship Program encourages meaningful interaction and dialogue to help you build skills for success – in the classroom and in your career.

Who we are:

  • a one-on-one partnership between a Canadian-raised student and an immigrant/international student.

Who you are:

  • a positive role-model
  • curious about other cultures
  • willing to share from your own culture
  • able to create space for insightful conversation
  • excited about exploring Winnipeg and have fun!

Why get involved:

Build community: Help create a welcoming, inclusive and diverse space, on campus and in the community

Build connections: Engage with others in a fun and positive way that encourages reflection and dialogue

Build skills: Transfer valuable intercultural knowledge into the workplace.

Two $1,000 Awards available for partnerships that embrace the spirit of Mentorship!

Visit www.rrc.ca/imp to read more and apply!

GO Session Week 1 – Get involved!

September 6, 2018

This week’s GO (Get Oriented) Theme was Get Involved!

At our sessions on Tuesday (NDC) and Wednesday (EDC), we heard about opportunities to get involved in activities to join in campus life.

Check out our videos from the first session:

More information and resources from this week are available on the International Education Get Oriented page. You can also register for upcoming sessions at Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses, or streaming online & on-demand.

GO (Get Oriented) is the third stage of transition supports for new immigrant and international students. Over the first eight weeks of your program, we have strategies, resources, and supports to help you start on the path to success in your life, program, and career in Canada.

Next week’s theme is Get Settled–watch for updates on our website!

Volunteer with the Intercultural Mentorship Program!

September 5, 2018

Intercultural communication is an increasingly important skill for today’s leaders in a global workplace. Red River College’s Intercultural Mentorship Program encourages meaningful interaction and dialogue to help you build skills for success – in the classroom and in your career.

Who we are:

  • a one-on-one partnership between a Canadian-raised student and an immigrant/international student.

Who you are:

  • a positive role-model
  • curious about other cultures
  • willing to share from your own culture
  • able to create space for insightful conversation
  • excited about exploring Winnipeg and have fun!

Why get involved:

Build community: Help create a welcoming, inclusive and diverse space, on campus and in the community

Build connections: Engage with others in a fun and positive way that encourages reflection and dialogue

Build skills: Transfer valuable intercultural knowledge into the workplace.

Two $1,000 Awards available for partnerships that embrace the spirit of Mentorship!

Visit www.rrc.ca/imp to read more and apply!

Canadian Connection Program: Visit Fort Whyte Alive for free

September 5, 2018

Are you interested in exploring one of Winnipeg’s largest outdoor recreation facilities and nature park?

If so, don’t miss your opportunity to get FREE passes to Fort Whyte Alive. Visit their website to view the fall schedule of events here.

Does this opportunity interest you? If so, e-mail lkonrad@rrc.ca to express your interest. Those who are selected will be contacted.

2-week Student check-in: Booking an appointment with your Student Integration Coordinator

September 4, 2018

Dear Students,

 

We hope you are all enjoying your Programs and student life on campus at Red River College. We wanted to touch base with you to personally check in to see how everything is going.

 

Over the next term, we welcome you to come and meet with us so we can have a chance to meet one on one and learn more about you and how we can support you during your time at the College.

 

As part of our Student Integration Services, if you require any assistance with cultural, settlement, financial, language and academic issues while attending the college, I encourage you to come and meet with me. I will work with you to help develop strategies and connect you with resources to ensure your success.

 

We are also coordinating various Canadian Connection Activities for Immigrant and International students, which includes fun free outings in Winnipeg and helping you to connect to the city. Be sure to check for weekly updates in the  news for on-going information about our exciting events and activities available throughout the year.

 

You are invited to  attend the Welcome Party  on Friday, September 28th at the Notre Dame Campus from 6 pm – 9 pm. To register for this event please click here.

 

To book an appointment, please e-mail the Student Integration Coordinator at your campus:

 

Lauren Konrad

Student Integration Coordinator

Office P212 – 160 Princess Avenue | Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K9

Phone: 204.631.3345| E-mail: lkonrad@rrc.ca

 

Norlan Page

Student Integration Coordinator

Office D206C 2055 Notre Dame Avenue  | Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0J9

Phone: 204.631.3309 | E-mail: nopage@rrc.ca

Looking forward to meeting with you.

 

Regards,

Lauren and Norlan

 

 

You’re Set, Ready—now it’s time to GO!

August 29, 2018

GO (Get Oriented) is the third stage of transition supports for new immigrant and international students. Over the first 8 weeks of your program, we have strategies, resources, and supports to help you start on the path to success in your life, program, and career in Canada.

GO Workshops will run on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from September 4th to October 24th:  

  • Notre Dame Campus: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, eTV Studio

The NDC session will also be streamed and recorded by eTV Learning Technologies for viewing 24/7  across campuses.

Themes:

  • Week 1 (Sept 4-7, 2018) Get Involved – Opportunities on Campus
  • Week 2 (Sept 10-14. 2018) Get Settled – Finding What you Need in Winnipeg
  • Week 3 (Sept 17-21, 2018) Get Organized: Planning for Success in your Program
  • Week 4 (Sept 24-28, 2018) Get Working: Your Career Starts NOW
  • Week 5 (October 1-5, 2018) Get Connected: Building Relationships in a New Culture
  • Week 6 (October 9-12, 2018) Get Culture: Understanding Canadian Culture
  • Week 7 (October 15-19, 2018) Get Help: Dealing with Challenges in your Program
  • Week 8 (October 22-26, 2018) Get Healthy: Healthy Mind, Healthy Life

 

Please register for the session at your campus online:

Notre Dame Campus Sessions

Exchange District Campus Sessions

Register early, as seats are limited for the in-person sessions.

Engage. Make Friends. Be a Mentor!

August 29, 2018

The Intercultural Mentorship Program is a volunteer opportunity for students that contributes to creating a welcoming, inclusive and diverse space at Red River College and in the community.

This is a one-on-one partnership between a Global Mentor (immigrant or international student) and Local Mentor (Canadian–raised student or staff) that helps build friendships, engage in intercultural dialogue, and develop skills to be successful at Red River College and the workplace. The commitment is 10 hours over the course of a term.

Deadline to apply for Term 1 is September 16, 2018.

Read more and apply at: www.rrc.ca/imp