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10 Things You Only Understand If You’re A Commerce Student At The University Of Guelph

10 Things You Only Understand If You’re A Commerce Student At The University Of Guelph


Being a commerce student at the University of Guelph is totally awesome… for the most part. Like any other major, it has its moments, so in order to give our fellow business students a good laugh, we’ve come up with this relatable list of things only those who “mean business” would understand.

1. The hell that is ECON 1050

ECON 1050… It’s the rudest possible awakening to the university world and is filled with terrifying tests and plenty of tears.


2. Buying a new, professional wardrobe

Nothing says adult-ing like going shopping for professional wear. Who knew trying on blazers could be so exhausting?




3. Feeling super accomplished after your first presentation

Presentations are a huge part of commerce, but your first one can be pretty intimidating. There’s nothing better than the huge sense of relief you’ll feel after nailing your first one.


4. Being territorial over MacDonald Hall

As business students, MacDonald Hall is like our home. Although we may not mean to, we tend to give a glare to those studying any other subject in the building.

5. Being berated by the science students for “just” being in MATH 1030

As a commerce student at the University of Guelph, you should know that MATH 1030 is really just another calculus lecture. However, that doesn’t stop others from considering it “easy math”.


6. Having a decent timetable


7. Residence parties

By now, it’s virtually common knowledge on campus that “commerce cluster” and “party cluster” are synonyms for one another. I mean, with all of our outgoing personalities put together in a single place, can you really blame us?



8. Group work

Group work seems to be one of the most common forms of work in commerce. Believe it or not, despite the fact that we’re business majors, there are still few of us who actually look forward to these projects.

9. Endless online quizzes

Marketing, economics, accounting, oh my! With a business major comes an endless number of late nights spent on completing overly procreated online quizzes.


10. The search for easy electives

Like many other tough majors, us commerce kids need all of the mark boosters we can get. We’ll do just about anything to fit them into our schedules.

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