Our Mission

 
 

Our mission is threefold.

We help members and alumni: 

  1. UNDERSTAND business design through application
  2. DISCOVER career opportunities
  3. CONNECT with the worldwide business design community

Our tentative programming for the 2018/19 school year is ->>

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SEPTEMBER

Kick-Off Party* — Celebrate the beginning of a new academic year with new, current, and past members.  You’ll get a quick introduction on design thinking is and its many career opportunities. 

OCTOBER

Salon*  — Let’s talk design thinking! These informal, intimate conversations on design thinking theory and application are hosted by industry professionals. Established members (1+ years of membership) and alumni are invited. 

NOVEMBER

Pathways in Design Thinking*  — Co-hosted by the Rotman Career Centre, this presentation and panel teaches members about the many career paths and real-world applications of design thinking. 

Toronto Design Trek* — Led by industry professionals, these office tours offer an insider’s look of companies using design thinking.

DECEMBER

Interview + Portfolio Workshop* — Seeking an internship or full-time work? These workshops prepare members for interviews in design thinking.

Salon*  — Let’s talk design thinking! These informal, intimate conversations on design thinking theory and application are hosted by industry professionals. Established members (1+ years of membership) and alumni are invited. 

JANUARY 

Rotman Design Challenge (Launch and Workshops)*  — This month-long competition brings together top talent from leading graduate schools around the world to solve a business design challenge posed by an innovative and forward-thinking sponsor. 

Pathways in Design Thinking*  — Missed the first one? Don't worry about it! This is a repeat of the previous event.

Interview + Portfolio Workshop* — Missed the first one? No worries - this is a repeat of the previous workshop.

FEBRUARY

Rotman Design Challenge (Competition Day)* — Participants get an invaluable experience: feedback from real-world practitioners, networking with the design thinking community, and a chance to win a cash prize. Join us for an unforgettable weekend in Toronto, Canada.

Industry Night* — This annual social brings together industry professionals, professors, and all members for a night of networking and fun.

MARCH

Toronto Design Trek*  — Led by industry professionals, these office tours offer an insider’s look of companies using design thinking.

Salon*  — Let’s talk design thinking! These informal, intimate conversations on design thinking theory and application are hosted by industry professionals. Established members (1+ years of membership) and alumni are invited. 

APRIL

End-of-Year Party* — Celebrate the end of the academic year with new, current, and past members.

YEAR-ROUND

Design Thinking Resource Page — Understand the history of design thinking, its applications, career opportunities, and more through our ever-growing online resource page.