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How employable are civil engineers coming from Ryerson?

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Jul 11, 2018
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How employable are civil engineers coming from Ryerson?

I am choosing between Ryerson and Windsor for Civil Engineering. Windsor has a guaranteed coop but I think Ryerson has a better name (if that's relevant). For any recent engineering graduates or employers in Ontario: what is your opinion on which school would make me more employable? I appreciate all opinions/info
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Member
Jun 10, 2015
264 posts
47 upvotes
Mississauga, ON
Its Ryerson and Windsor... let us be real, neither have a good name.

I'd pick Ryerson simply because Windsor is a dump and I would not want to live there.
Member
Jan 18, 2017
352 posts
107 upvotes
Name isn't nearly as important as your portfolio/experience. Co-Op is awesome, I'd heavily lean towards that. Also, if there are any Applied Research opportunities with profs you can do; that would greatly increase your chances of getting hired. Along with extracurriculars like Formula/Baja SAE, Rocketery, etc. I realize these aren't directly related to civil (I'm Mech), but see if you can find something similar that is related.
Deal Addict
Nov 24, 2004
3641 posts
389 upvotes
Toronto
I am not an engineer, but I have hired them in the past. Co-op experience is extremely valuable and in this day and age, people graduating without it are at an immediate disadvantage.
Deal Addict
Jul 7, 2013
1037 posts
562 upvotes
North York
I'm a civil eng grad from uoft and had been working in the government sector, construction as well as consulting/design. I've seen many ryerson interns and new grads in the field. I really doubt saying you're from ryerson will put you behind someone from uoft.

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