By Lisa Cumming
Ryerson School of Journalism
It has become a fall tradition around the Ryerson School of Journalism that orientation week becomes a trending topic on Twitter.
The school welcomed some 130 new first year students into the Bachelor of Journalism on Aug. 30, and the enthusiasm showed that day continued into the program’s frosh days throughout the rest of the week.
Below is a photo gallery of the frosh events and some advice upper-year students, faculty and school alumni gave via social media to the school’s class of 2020.
Students used the hashtag #rsjorientation during an orientation event panel. The panel featured members of the Journalism course union, who gave advice to the incoming class.
The hashtag’s use wasn’t limited to the students, however. Some working journalists got involved in the Twittersphere action to give their advice to young journalists.
— Lisa Taylor (@lisa_rsj) August 30, 2016
Mess around with new news tools, even if it doesn’t seem journalism related. Experimentation can go a long way #rsjorientation
— Arman Aghbali (@flarkcon) August 30, 2016
— Peter Lozinski (@Peter_Lozinski) August 30, 2016
Start pitching now & don’t worry about being out of your league; it’s easier to put yourself out there as a student #rsjorientation
— Lindsay K (@lindsayjaykay) August 30, 2016
Just found out that twitter, insta and facebook are going to be a huge part of my time in Ryerson Journalism. #rsjorientation
— vartan bzdikian (@BzdikianVartan) August 30, 2016
Advice to new students: Make time to really explore different media and news coverage. Always read more than you write #rsjorientation
— Adrian Ma (@adrianma) August 30, 2016
Confused, tired, but so excited all at the same time. Such an awesome vibe here already!! 🐑🐑 #rsjorientation
— Larry Heng (@LrryHng) August 30, 2016
— Gavin Adamson (@ga_adamson) August 30, 2016
— Josee Foster (@FosterJosee) August 30, 2016
— asmaa malik (@asmaam) August 30, 2016