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Michael Lewis

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2005 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Specialist: Human Biology
  • Minor: Anthropology
  • Minor: Mathematics

Outside the Classroom

  • Varsity football
  • Intramural sport
  • Student council

Further Education

  • MBA, York University, 2009
  • CFA, CFA Institute, 2011

Career Accomplishments

  • Partner, Boyden (executive search)
  • Managing director, Thorek/Scott and Partners (executive search)
  • Retail, commercial, and corporate banking
  • Alternative lending
  • Private equity
  • Commercial real estate

In the Media

Be open-minded; be kind.

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Kimberly Philip

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2003 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Economics
  • Political Science

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Senior insights manager, Weston Foods, Toronto
  • Country insights leader, IKEA, Toronto
  • Vice president, Hotspex (brand strategy: pharma research), New York City
  • Strategist, Human Branding Inc. (insights: CPG), Toronto
  • Managing director, Market Facts & Opinions (market research: financial services, consumer healthcare, beauty, CPG), across the English Caribbean
  • Trade marketing, Holiday Snacks Limited (new product commercialization, shopper experience), Trinidad & Tobago
In the Media

Your network is your net worth—connect with as many people as possible during your time in university. It is great to learn from different perspectives and your university friends/connections can be a strong support system in your future.

Shixing Feng

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2017 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Cognitive Science, Economics, Philosophy

Outside the Classroom

  • President, University Of Toronto Chinese Music Club (UTCMC)
Career Accomplishments

  • Venture capital in China, investing in early-stage technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT)/consumer/entertainment ventures
In the Media

Andrea L. K. Johnston

First Nations affiliation: Chippewas of Nawash

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Graduation Year

  • BA 2002 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Worked full-time at an Indigneous Firm conducting policy research and program evaluation while studying at the University of Toronto part-time

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Get involved as early as possible in the world of work and feed into your CV.

Webnesh Haile

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2009 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“1. Keep taking on new challenges. I learned almost as much from my extracurricular activities and student jobs as I did from my undergraduate degree.
2. Mental health is important. Take care of yours and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
3. If you want to go to graduate school or a post-secondary program, it’s usually important to make sure you keep your marks up. You may not be thinking about this in first or second year, but it never hurts to try and keep those doors open in future.
4. If something is not working, don’t be afraid to switch programs. I did that after second year and it was a great decision for me.

Amit Unadkat

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Graduation Year

  • BASc 2014 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Professional Experience Year (PEY) at Deloitte

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Focus on your grades, build good routines and habits, find your life-long friends, try new things, continue to learn after you graduate!”

Ibraheem Aziz

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2019 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

” Work hard and trust the process. Don’t be afraid to try new things, and believe in your own abilities to excel. It won’t always be an easy ride, but if you cultivate a strong work ethic, it will support your academic, professional, and personal development. “

Matthew Celestial

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

  • Launched a public strategy and communications firm, Statement Strategies, working with Paramount Pictures Canada, Toonbox Entertainment, Pixar Animation Studios, Universal Studios Canada, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Ado Ato Pictures, and more.
  • Outside of public relations, he is a community organizer serving on the Board of Directors committee for Queer Ontario where he advocates for LGBTQ folks across all levels of government, launching non-profit initiative Diverse Francaise for newcomers to Canada interested in learning French (July 2019) and launching Health is a Right! Foundation supporting low-income communities in third world countries with access to healthcare (September 2019).
  • Previously, he was the Director of Operations for LGBT in Capital Markets, the Director of Operations for Inclusive Love, and sat on the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee.
  • Currently working towards a legal career to complete a JD and is as well interested in academic research on hermeneutics, media strategies that shape policy, and legal interpretation.
In the Media

“1) Be present and enjoy the moment.
2) Be self-compassionate – you are doing good wherever you are.
3) Never say never. Everything comes together in full circle at some point.
4) Be kind to every single person (even the person who stole your seat on the TTC). Say thank you. Hold the door.
5) Don’t stop — even if you have multiple doors closed on you and people berating you. Keep going.

Matt Everson

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2008 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Started as a Project Analytic and Digital Mapping Specialist, including working in the mining industry
  • Switched to Digital Marketing and Analytics, focusing on generating better business outcomes based on data-driven decisions
  • Became Senior Marketing Strategist in enterprise service, developing skill sets for an advisor/consultant
  • Currently National Director in Digital Marketing for KPMG Canada
In the Media

“Take the time and always be curious. Asking questions denotes intelligence and only helps you figure out the path you want to take! Also find a small group of mentors for yourself so you get the following:

1) Varied opinions through varied experience
2) Someone to help tease through your thought process and bounce ideas off – it will help ground the ideas you want most.
3) Never stop learning. Always look to do more for yourself – its a big journey so learn as much as you can.
4) Take time to not work and be okay with exploring you outside of a career – you will surprise yourself!