The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is offering recent Ryerson alumni $100 off the cost of non-degree credit courses.
The discount will apply to recent graduates who attended Ryerson any year from 2006 on.
“This is something that we have been wanting to do for a while,” said Elaine Lam, the director of business development and strategic planning with the Chang School.
“We want to engage alumni students and we believe that lifelong learning is very important.”
The concept was originally formed as a learning initiative, where the school’s staff members pitched ideas to foster innovation and growth.
Lam lists project management, social media and communications, marketing, and public relations as some of the most popular courses available for students looking to complement their degree.
The discount is available for students who have graduated from a Ryerson undergraduate program, The Chang School, and/or The Yeates School of Graduate Studies.
The offer, valid until May 2017, can be used for classses that cost more than $199. It can’t be used to cover ancillary fees.
Some Ryerson students are pleased with the new discount.
Julia Brunke, a fourth–year English student, says it’s a great idea because Ryerson programs and course selection can be limiting.
“I could only take one course from a selection of four that I really wanted to take,” says Brunke, who also minors in journalism.
“I could only pick one out of photography, graphic design, communications and a marketing course and I wanted to take them all,” she says.
“Now I can take one of these courses in the summer after I graduate for way cheaper.”
Brunke also adds that the Chang School classes are usually cheaper than regular classes, even without the discount applied.The hours are also easier to work around.
“It’s a great incentive to continue to learn. A single degree really isn’t enough these days,” Brunke says.