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Chelsea Kowalski

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2019 University College

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Freelance copyeditor
  • Editorial Intern
  • Volunteer Copyeditor, TheJ.ca

In the Media

“It’s never too early to start making a plan, and it’s never to late to throw it away.

Ted Kalaboukis

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1987 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Take risks when young to explore career options.

Lisa Robles

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2000 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Learning & Development and Training Coordination experience in a Nuclear and Hydro-Thermal power generation environment

“Get more involved in extra curricular groups and events. I didn’t have the mentoring programmes you have, so I would use those as well to speak with mentors and get tips and advice.

Hamed Dar

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2014 University College

Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Study abroad at Oxford University

Further Education

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)

Career Accomplishments

  • Professional actor and producer
  • Project manager
  • Mental health non-profit project manager

In the Media

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!

Michael
Di Febo

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Become engaged in your 2nd year with Executive Committees, groups, networking, and personal health. Looking back, becoming so engaged in my 4th year was amazing; however I should have been using the numerous opportunities U of T offered throughout my four years.

These include resume and cover letter workshops, editorial help, public speaking, networking opportunities within my Faculty / Department and externally through other Departments, industry events etc. The opportunities offered through the University are first-class. Do not take those for granted or wait till the last year like I did. “

Pat Braudo

Pat Braudo

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2006 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Since 2009, worked as a translator for various companies including children’s toys, finance, and human resources management.
  • Has also worked as a freelance translator for several agencies and their clients.
  • Works in French – English, English – French and Spanish – English translation.

“Enjoy your studies, be diligent when you do your assignments, don’t be shy to raise your hand in class and ask questions.”

Bruce Reid

Bruce Reid

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1984 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Certificate in Project Management, McMaster University
Career Description

  • Banking in Schedule II banks (Chemical Bank Canada, Daiwa Bank Canada) and at Scotiabank for over 20 years.

“Know what career you really want–you can’t aim at a target you can’t see!

Get involved in campus clubs–looks great on a resume, plus starts to develop connections.

Get involved in mentoring–it’s a very valuable experience.”

 

David Silva

David Silva

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2008 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Description

  • Experience as a policy professional spanning nearly seven years with the
    Ontario Public Service.
  • Has served in progressively more responsible and senior roles including as a team leader directing multiple teams of policy staff, providing executive support to two Deputy Ministers and most recently as the executive assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister for Road User Safety.
“- Participate in extra-curriculars: As a commuting student, only attending campus for class did not allow me to truly connect with the campus or classmates. Re-engaging with U of T through alumni events has been both interesting and fun.
– Take advantage of U of T’s Career Centre (early): Looking at my next step into the workforce was a passing thought at the best of times. Pay more attention to what field you want to get into and speak to the career counsellors who can tell you what skills and relationships you need to build while still a student.
– Every minute matters: This applies to everything from procrastinating on assignments to dismissively thinking that decisions made on 1st and 2nd year courses would have no bearing. Plan, schedule and act carefully. This is an approach that will help as you enter the workforce but it will also ensure that you don’t waste a good chunk of your year with sub-par grades or a course that will serve no value to you as you move through your program of study.”