The UR Guarantee Program a recipe for student’s success post-graduation

By Brenna Engel Posted: March 18, 2019 11:00 a.m.

Zakiyyah Noorally, first-year student in the Faculty of Science, is glad she can rely on the UR Guarantee program as she prepares for the world of work after graduation.
Zakiyyah Noorally, first-year student in the Faculty of Science, is glad she can rely on the UR Guarantee program as she prepares for the world of work after graduation. Photo: External Relations

Any student with 30 credit hours or less at the University of Regina has the opportunity to take part in a unique future-focused program.

UR Guarantee is a University of Regina program that supports students through every step of their university experience to successful employment. If a student successfully completes the program and does not secure a job in their field within six months after graduating, they will be eligible to return for another year of undergraduate classes free of charge. It’s a recipe for success.

“The way the program has been created, along with our UR Guarantee advisors ensure that students achieve their educational, career, and life goals,” said Leah Koch, a UR Guarantee advisor.

Ritva Gahimbar completed her Bachelor in Human Justice Studies last June. She landed a job as a researcher in politics just a few months later. “I would definitely recommend UR Guarantee. When we are job searching, they help us with a mock interview. It really honed our interview skills,” said Gahimbar.

The program encourages students to get involved in the community and add volunteer experience to their portfolio of skills. This not only adds to their résumé, but also helps make connections that may very well prove useful in the future.

The UR Guarantee program offers events – from Halloween escape rooms to a networking etiquette workshop – that enrich the student experience and provide opportunities for them to better connect with their peers.

Students in the UR Guarantee program are required to complete certain tasks each year and check in with their advisor on a regular basis. Tasks students must complete include participating in a U of R event, volunteering, or taking part in an academic workshop.

“One time I needed to get tutoring at writing services because it was my first English 100 class – providing me with much-needed support and helping me to fulfil one of the UR Guarantee program requirements,” said Zakiyyah Noorally, a first-year student in the Faculty of Science.

Noorally said UR Guarantee program tasks don’t add to your academic workload; rather, they help you to improve your academics by getting you to participate in workshops and receive support through things like tutoring. She is confident that the program is preparing her to secure a job in her field once she completes her University studies.

To find out more about UR Guarantee, students can visit uregina.ca, stop by Student Success Centre on the second floor of the Riddell Centre or fill out the online form.