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ACORN Student
Advisory Team

Are you interested in making a direct impact on the U of T student experience? Help make applications like ACORN even more valuable for users.

What is the ACORN Student
Advisory Team?

We’re recruiting students for research and testing activities, such as interviews and usability tests of prototypes or features that haven't been released yet.

Involvement is easy and convenient – we work around your schedule and the average test time is 45 minutes.

What's in it for you?

Make a direct impact on the student experience

Make a direct impact on the student experience

Help make a difference and improve student life at U of T by contributing to everyday services.

Add to your Co-Curricular Record

Add to your
Co-Curricular Record

Gain an official and validated record of your involvement at U of T to put on your resume.
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Gain practical, hands-on project experience

Gain practical, hands-on project experience

Acquire practical hands-on experience with real projects for a competitive advantage.

Build your resume


Build your resume

Build your resume

Add your valuable experience to your resume and set yourself apart from your peers.

Projects

The Advisory Team started in 2013, and so far hundreds of students have helped to shape the future of ACORN and other U of T applications, including the Financial Planning Calculator and GPA Calculator.

ACORN: Enrolment CartACORN: Timetable & ExamsACORN: Grant Application
GPA Calculator 2018
Financial Planning Calculator 2018
Time Table Builder 2018
Degree Explorer 2018

Projects

The Advisory Team started in 2013, and so far hundreds of students have helped to shape the future of ACORN and other U of T applications, including the Financial Planning Calculator and GPA Calculator.

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Past Advisory Team Members

Ryan Pierce

Faculty of Arts & Science, USTC
Health Policy
Human Geography

I enjoy being a part of the process in creating a student-friendly interface for Degree Explorer and ACORN. I recommend joining because I feel students' voices are heard. The designers actively want to listen to all of my feedback on what works and what can be improved.

Lyubomyr Bolonnyy

Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George
Psychology, Urban Studies, Human Geography

Participating on the Advisory Team is a great way to earn credit toward your Co-Curricular Record and help improve websites you frequently use as a U of T student. The team shows great interest in your opinion and sessions go by quickly.

Melissa Ng

Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George
Computer Science, Cognitive Science

It's fun to get involved and help build a service that an entire community of students use. Also, it's almost kind of like a sneak peak into what's changing with the ACORN and other services!

Manuel Augusto

Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George
Sociology

The Advisory Team process ran exceptionally smoothly for me and taught me more about the features on ACORN. Being involved was also rewarding as I felt I had a voice when providing feedback.

Joanna Ilunga-Kapinga

Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George
Peace, Conflict & Justice Studies, Political Science

I’ve been participating with the Advisory Team ever since my second year and I’ve had a great experience! The tasks and testing are engaging, easy to follow, and the interesting new features keep me coming back.

Aarohi Pathak

Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education,
St. George
Masters of Science in Exercise Science

Volunteering with the Student Advisory Team has allowed me to improve ACORN to better suit students’ needs. I was able to provide honest feedback on proposed designs such as the Financial Planning Calculator and accessible page where scholarships can be found. The team is extremely friendly!