Voices

Students

The UR Guarantee program is designed to support you through every step of your university experience by empowering you to achieve your educational, career and life goals.

The program provides support to students from first year to academic program completion preparing you for your career after university.

What better way to tell the success of the UR Guarantee then several current students in the program - Edwin, Tea, Shelby, Rachel, and Baohui. Read the full story about our current UR Guarantee students!


Check out what some of our current and graduated students are saying about the UR Guarantee Program.

  1. Current
  2. Past
Matt

Matthew, Faculty of Science

"The UR Guarantee program has been a great decision with no downsides. The resources and support offered for new and continuing students have helped me to excel in my classes such as tutoring options and advanced note-taking techniques. It has not only helped me with school but also outside of school such as when I applied for a summer job. Having a personalized resume review, attending career development seminars, and accessing volunteer experience opportunities have helped me in finding a great summer job as a second-year student. "

Meer

Meer, Faculty of Science

"If I had any advice to offer first year students, I would suggest getting organized early in the semester, to have a consistent routine, and to schedule important deadlines so that all assignments and review sessions are completed in a timely manner. This will help students get used to the demands of their academic program. I would also suggest that they seriously consider taking the advantage of UR Guarantee, it’s like a complete package of guidance that students may need.

I have lived on campus since my first year and have found the people at the University to be very nice, friendly and helpful. You just have to look around and talk with people. If you can do this, I am sure that you will enjoy the vibrant environment and the life at the University of Regina."Read his full story here

Ryan

Ryan, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

"I initially joined the UR Guarantee program to improve my chances of getting a job in my field after receiving my degree. I am glad that I joined because the program has given me the incentive I needed to stop procrastinating on things like volunteering, skill development workshops, and other activities. Through the UR Guarantee program I have improved myself and, I believe, it has made me into a more desirable employee with my increased community involvement and improved interview and social skills. Doing a mock interview with my UR Guarantee advisor helped me to improve my resume as well as my interview skills and as a result I got a job for my work term. I would recommend the co-op program to anyone."

Jon

Jonathan, Faculty of Business Administration (Attending Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario through a faculty partnership opportunity)

"The UR Guarantee program has given me great insight into how University, and everything beyond it, operates. It has helped me find ways to apply what I learn in class, and thrive as a student. The benefits are plentiful and the advising sessions are uplifting and enjoyable.

After completing my first year of the program, I find myself wishing that I had taken part in more of the UR Guarantee activities, volunteering opportunities, and studying assistance. There is so much that they offer and I hope to take more in this year!”"

Emilio

Emilio, Faculty of Arts at Campion College

"Coming out of high school, I was not aware of how much I had left to learn and how much growth UR Guarantee would elicit for me throughout my first year of university. Personally, I imagined myself with little flaws or weaknesses when I entered university; I thought I was ready for the big leagues. However, that was far from the truth. In fact, I probably learned more in my first year of university and UR Guarantee than I ever did in my four years of high school. UR Guarantee challenged me to explore and identify any weaknesses I had. The advisors at UR Guarantee helped me embrace such flaws by providing me with the proper tools and resources to reshape any bad habits and develop any weak skills. By joining UR Guarantee, I was able to not only grow as an individual, but also grow as a member of my faculty and community. There is absolutely nothing to lose by joining UR Guarantee!"

Kendra

Kendra, Environmental Studies and Geography (Currently working in her field)

"I joined the UR Guarantee program because I figured it was a win-win situation. They get you involved and help you find a job and if for some reason it doesn’t work out they will pay for additional courses. The program has been great for me because I like to be involved. I am an Ambassador and was able to enjoy being an Ambassador Leader this year. I’ve met many of my great friends through the Ambassador Program. The UR Guarantee program has also given me opportunities for my photography and I was able to help promote the awesome Therapy Dog program.

First year students will hear this all the time, but there is a reason for it: Get involved. If you like volunteering, join the Ambassador program. Looking for something else? Join an intramural sports team. If you don’t enjoy university you are doing something wrong! There are so many opportunities available no matter what your interest is.” Find something you enjoy and go with it! " Read her full story here

Lyndsey

Lyndsey, Bachelor of Education as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Currently working in her field)

"To students who are new or thinking of coming to the U of R, get involved and sign up for the UR Guarantee Program! Attend events, volunteer, join a club, play intramurals or work on campus! By building those support networks early on, it becomes easy to meet people and discover resources on campus that will help you succeed. Even though I am in my final year of my education, I am still discovering what our university has to offer!"Read her full story here

Johann

Johann, Faculty of Science (studying pharmacy at U of S)

"Having been in the UR Guarantee Program, I firmly believe that the program is an incredible asset for all students due to the wealth of knowledge, resources, opportunities and support it provides them. Through its development options such as 'Customizing Resumes', I gained valuable knowledge of job and scholarship sites that I never would have stumbled upon on my own. Through the volunteer programs, such as the fall 'Rakeathon', I had the pleasure of expanding upon my leadership and teamwork skills while raising money for an excellent cause and connecting with U of R Alumni. However, the most beneficial component was the guidance I acquired from the URG advisors. Their expertise and knowledge of various University and Community programs that relate to my field of study provided me with invaluable volunteer experiences and connections."

Ramsha

Ramsha, Faculty of Business Administration

"I am so glad that I reached out and joined the UR Guarantee. I have received an incredible amount of help, support and guidance from my UR Guarantee Advisor in exploring career opportunities, building a strong resume portfolio, preparing for competitive job positions through a mock interview and maybe most importantly learning more about myself, my potential and capabilities through my university life experiences. There is always something for everyone in the UR Guarantee Program; you just have to be a part of it to know how it can really assist you."

Larisa

Larisa, Graduate from the Faculty Media, Art and Performance (currently working in her field)

"I joined the UR Guarantee Program in my second year, but I did so because it was something I wanted to do during my entire first year but kept procrastinating. I started thinking what have I got to lose if I join the program? The answer was "nothing" because the program has only helped me. I like the idea of building my resume and the program is designed to do just that. The initial meeting with the advisor was very refreshing as the advisors are there to encourage you to reach your goals. Thanks to the program, I have been able to build a solid resume, gain unique social and intellectual experiences, and the only cost is a little time and effort."

Vandana

Vandana, Graduate from the Faculty of Nursing (currently working in her field)

"I was proud to be a part of UR Guarantee program. Throughout this program, I was able to develop many skills which helped me in my nursing program and have assisted in life after university including: how to prepare myself for an interview and how to make a professional resume. Before joining the UR Guarantee program, I was very shy but then became more active in activities at U of R and outside university. I am very thankful to UR Guarantee team for their hard work and for helping to make my university experience wonderful."

Melanie

Melanie, Faculty of Social Work (Graduated)

"UR Guarantee has allowed me to participate and volunteer with all kinds of programs such as Habitat for Humanity and the University of Regina Relay for Life. Being involved in activities has allowed me to meet new people and learn about everything the U of R has to offer. Also the support from the UR Guarantee staff is so helpful when you are stuck or need help with something going on in your life. The time and effort the staff puts in to making a person's university experience is greatly appreciated! "

Ryan
Ryan, Graduate of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (currently completing a master's program)

"The URG program provided me the opportunity to gain additional insight about myself and what my interests really were with regards to how I learned and what I was interested in. The goals that I had set for myself through the UR Guarantee program helped me to look deeper into what activities were available on and off campus that really pertained to my personality and career."

Carlie
Carlie, Graduate of the Faculty of Education (currently working in her field)

"I really liked this program because of the organization it provided and having access to a large on-campus database of academic success and career-related activities. It really opened my eyes to more opportunities, and I got program credit for the things I do on an ongoing basis. The experiences I gained through the UR Guarantee program benefited my career planning by making me conscious of the things I need to work on, and provided opportunities for improvement. As well I was able to get involved in activities that enhanced my in class experiences and opened doors for me upon graduation."

Sylvianne

Sylvianne, Graduate from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (currently studying to become a chiropractor)

"The UR Guarantee program is a great way to get involved and connected with your University. From my experience, the UR Guarantee program helps students manage their time and provides volunteer opportunities that could benefit now and in the future. As well as it is a great way to meet new people and create relationships, whether it would be with other UR Guarantee students, students around campus, or even your UR Guarantee Advisors."

Peter
Peter, Graduate of the Faculty of Science (currently working in his chosen field)

"UR Guarantee provided answers to all my questions as a new student and gave me advice on how to be a better student in my academics and other social activities. I am now working in a professional career job and continue to tutor students as a way to give back and help new students."