Academic and Career Advising for Continuing Education

Are you looking for academic or career advice?

Academic Advising 

  • Are you a current or prospective student interested in learning more about courses and programs offered at The Chang School?
  • Are you interested in taking courses at The Chang School that can improve your chances of admission to a degree program?
  • Do you have general questions about enrolment and registration at The Chang School?
  • Are you interested in starting or returning to post-secondary studies, but unsure where to begin?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, our academic advisor can help!

Academic advising can help continuing education learners frame and achieve their future goals. If you are trying to decide on a different academic stream, looking to gain new skills to give you a competitive edge in the job market, or simply unsure of your options when it comes to continuing education, connect with our academic advisor.

Connect with our Academic Advisor, Dave Dalrymple:
Drop-in hours:Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (or by appointment)
Location:The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
Ryerson University
Heaslip House
297 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1W1

Dave DalrympleAcademic Advisor

Dave Dalrymple has an MA in Communication and Culture from Ryerson University. He recognizes the importance of setting and achieving professional goals, and he is a strong believer in education for education’s sake. Dave has several years of freelance film production work under his belt, and he brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to the role of academic advisor at The Chang School.


Career Advising 

  • Are you looking for support with choosing a career path?
  • Are you looking for support with your job search?
  • Would you like help with your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, or interview preparation?

If this sounds like you and you’re a current Chang School student or alumni, our career advisor can provide the resources and support you need. Whether you need help with your overall approach to job planning, the job search or specific feedback to improve your resume, cover letters, interview and networking skills, our career advisor can provide you with the support necessary to advance or transition your career.

Connect with our Career Advisor, Dena Marcos:

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Location:The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
Ryerson University
Heaslip House
297 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1W1

Dena MarcosCareer Advisor

Dena Marcos brings with her to Ryerson both human resources and career development experience within private and community settings. She has a Bachelor of Human Resources Management and is a Certified Human Resources Professional. As an HR professional, she has recruited many individuals for various roles in IT, supply chain, and administration. As a career development practitioner, she has offered one-on-one advising, facilitated workshops, and produced various events. Throughout her career, Dena has supported a variety of individuals including internationally trained professionals, mature students, and individuals in career transition. She is extremely passionate about helping people navigate their careers and empowering them to maximize their potential.

Lunch and Learn Webinars

The Chang School’s Career Education Specialist, Dena Marcos, will be hosting a webinar series this fall to help you get the skills you need to go from career planning all the way to interviewing and networking for your perfect job. Spend an hour every other week to learn the tips and techniques to take your job search and career skills to the next level. Sign up for as many sessions as you like and join the webinar from wherever you are.

This webinar will give you an overview of the different interview formats and question types that are commonly used by employers. It also provides insight into the skills employers are trying to assess when leveraging different interview techniques. You will be given tips on how to prepare for various interview formats and how to use different methods to answer questions successfully.

Register now for the October 25 session!

Chang School Career Chats

The Chang School’s Career Education Specialist, Dena Marcos, will be hosting a weekly online forum via Google Hangouts where students can submit any career-related questions and have them answered on the spot.

Sessions will happen between 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., and students may sign up for one time slot. This session will be 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 or Tuesday, October 31, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Location: On Google Hangouts

Register now for upcoming career chats!

Let’s Talk Business

The Chang School and Ryerson’s Career Centre will be hosting an event to provide business students the opportunity to connect with industry professionals from various organizations and disciplines. Expand your professional network and gather information related to your career goals from professionals who have the right experience.

Speak with industry experts from:

  • Start-ups
  • International Business
  • Human Resources
  • Retail Management
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Statistics (Business Decision Analysis)
  • Marketing

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Check-in, light refreshments, and opening remarks
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Group speed networking with industry experts
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: General networking

Location: Ryerson University

Industry experts include:

Register now for Let’s Talk Business!