Student Recruitment

Student Recruitment

Recruitment in the Community

Red River College Information Session

January 8, 2015

info session jan 15If 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.

*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 Information Session

August 15, 2014

Red River College Information SessionsInterested in learning more about Red River College? Join us August 27 from 6-7pm, in the Green Lecture Theatre (GM43) at the Notre Dame Campus.

Find out what RRC has to offer:
  • Learn about our full-time programs
  • Career exploration
  • Support services
  • Campus life
  • Admission requirements
  • Application process

Please RSVP to Clint Thiessen at or 204.632.2115.

Be your own Career Exploration guide

September 11, 2013

If you are like many of the people that I meet who are looking to attend post-secondary school, you are looking for guidance on what program to take. There are many of us at Red River College that can provide you with information about the programs, career opportunities, etc. but only you can begin the process of determining what will be the best fit for you. There are a number of tools here at the college that can guide that process but it is you that needs to answer questions about yourself to determine the answer. By visiting you can find the Career Exploration Workbook to help you start with that process. Here, you can also obtain access to Career Cruising.

Many people want to make a lot of money, many people want to contribute to their community, but it is important that the work you do is something that you will enjoy and be excited about. It is for this reason that you need to define your priorities. We spend a lot of time at work so its important to pursue a field that is right for you. There are things to consider like lifestyle, future plans, your personality, your learning style, your values that all together can determine what might be a good career fit for you as an individual.

What kind of a work environment do you picture yourself in? What kinds of hours do you see yourself working? Shift work? Monday to Friday, regular office hours…. These are all questions to consider relative to the fields that you are considering.

The Career Exploration tools that are on the web page listed above are a good starting point. Once you have been through this process and narrowed things down a little bit, you might look at meeting with an Academic Advisor, taking a campus tour or doing a little bit more research on Red River College programs. You can obtain a current copy of Red River College’s Viewbook by visiting

Best of luck in your search!!

It’s hard to believe…

November 30, 2012

Its hard to believe that it was ten weeks ago, that I was packing my RRC vehicle for my first recruitment trip of the season to northern Manitoba.  It feels like I just started traveling on these tours.  I was looking at our monthly reports and it shows that I have presented to over 80 different groups of students from across Manitoba in the last 10 weeks.  It’s crazy to think that it is was actually possible.  I have met some pretty amazing students with big dreams.  I love hearing about how they plan to incorporate an education from RRC into their future and what they inspire to do with the rest of their life.

Do you feel like you need some assistance in discovering what Red River College has to offer?  I want to encourage you to check out a number of different resources available to you free of charge.

-Career Exploration- Next session is taking place on December 11th, 2012 from 3-5pm for more information or to register email

-Meet with an Academic Advisor- To set up this appointment email

-Tour our facilities- To set up this appointment visit

-Email the recruitment office for assistance in discovering what RRC has to offer or


Clint Thiessen,  Student Recruitment Officer

Visit RRC at the Brandon Career Symposium March 5-7

March 2, 2012

Red River College will be attending the Brandon Career Symposium, Monday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 7, 2012. We will have a number to booths with instructors and recruitment staff available to answer questions. Learn about any of Red River College’s programs and meet staff from the following programs:

  • Business/Technology Teacher Education
  • Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Vocational Teacher Education
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Automotive Technician
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic

Also in attendance will be Recruitment Officers from Aboriginal Student Support Services and Community Relations, Continuing and Distance Education, and Enrolment Services.

Check out the website for the Brandon Career Symposium for more information:

Hope to see you there!!

Jennifer Powell, Student Recruitment Officer

Happy Holidays from us to you!

December 21, 2011

On behalf of Red River College Student Recruitment, we would like to send you our best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!

Warmest Regards,

Jennifer Powell & Clint Thiessen


Final fall travels

December 2, 2011

It’s hard to believe it’s December, and that most of our traveling is done for another year.  Over the last couple of weeks I had the opportunity to travel to destinations like Boissevain, Deloraine, Melita, Killarney, Ashern, Gimli, Stonewall and Warren.  I was mentioning to some of my friends how each of these towns is so unique.  The students are all very different from one place to another, and their career goals differ as well.  Throughout my travels I also took some more pictures of the statues in each of the towns I drove through.

Some personal highlights from my travels:

  • Reconnecting with an old friend I hadn’t seen in over 5 years while in Boissevain.
  • Visiting with the locals in Gimli at Bingo Night.
  • Having some great conversations with students about their future.

I wanted to thank all the students and staff at each of the schools I visited this fall, and look forward to returning again next fall.



Recruitment Officer



A Whirlwind of Visits

November 9, 2011

October has been an incredibly busy month and I’ve had a chance to chat with literally hundreds of high school students from across Manitoba. This fall I’ve travelled as far north as Thompson and as far south as Dominion City and almost everywhere in between. I have also spent a lot of time in high schools in Winnipeg over the last couple of weeks.

Here is a short summary of my travels during the last month:

Eastman is where it’s at….

October 11-14 I had the chance to visit some of my favorite schools. I visited my old stomping grounds in Catfish Country at the Lord Selkirk Regional Comp in Selkirk (my old high school). It is always fun to see some of my old teachers and this school always gives us such a warm reception. After that I ventured to Lac Du Bonnet and Beausejour and met some great students and then ended my week in Dominion City. Dominion City is a tiny little town but has definitely got that small town charm…. I got to meet students from Powerview, Pine Falls, and Vita as well who travelled to other schools to hear my presentation.

Exploring the Yellowhead Region of Manitoba…

October 17-20 I visited the Yellowhead region of Manitoba. This included the town of Birtle for the third time – and a particularly awesome group of students this year I might add… The next day we made our way to Strathclair and Minnedosa, and then Elton and Neepawa. After our Parent Evening in Neepawa we did our traditional trip to Dairy Queen which we always look forward to. Finally, we ended our tour with our visit to William Morton Collegiate in Gladstone. We had students from Shoal Lake, Erickson, Rivers, Carberry and MacGregor join us at some of these schools as well.

Schools visited in Winnipeg and surrounding areas this month:

Murdoch MacKay Collegiate, Sisler High School, Stonewall Collegiate, Maples Collegiate, Winnipeg Adult Education Centre, Kildonan East Collegiate, College Jeanne Sauve, Garden City Collegiate, College Beliveau, Transcona Collegiate, Dakota Collegiate, Fort Richmond Collegiate, Ste. Anne Collegiate

Thanks to all of these schools for welcoming RRC to talk to your students and for the warm reception we always receive. For any students that might have missed chatting with me during my visit there, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or (204) 632-2402 if you have questions about what Red River College is all about.

Jennifer Powell,
Student Recruitment Officer

Discovering The Parklands

October 12, 2011

We are well into the fall semester and it’s that time of year when we visit high schools. This past week I was in the Parklands region of Manitoba. I visited Major Pratt School, Gooselake High, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School, Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School and Ste. Rose Collegiate.

I met some really fun students who seemed to have done a lot of research on RRC and had a lot of great questions. I hope I was able to give you some further guidance in helping you pursue your career goals.

I have to say that throughout my years of recruitment I have never really made a point of stopping to see the large statues that most of these towns have on display. I thought to myself this year I was going to change that. I have decided that I am going to try and stop at as many statues possible. See below for some of the pictures I took.


Photo Descriptions:

Row 1: Arthur the bull (Russell MB); Beautiful valley on the way to Roblin; Jewel of the Parklands (Roblin MB).

Row 2: Harvest time in the Swan River Valley; The Largest Swan I have ever seen (Swan River MB); On my way home stopped by to see Alpine Archie (McCreary)