How employable are civil engineers coming from Ryerson?

Jul 11, 2018
1 posts

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
4 replies
Jun 10, 2015
276 posts
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.
Sr. Member
Jan 18, 2017
521 posts
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
3830 posts
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
1136 posts
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.