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Tapfuma Musewe

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 2006 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Major: Biology
  • Major: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Minor: African Studies

Alognside the Classroom

  • NSERC Scholarship for summer research internship, Professor Emerita Patricia Romans lab (malaria research), Department of Zoology

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Community development with youth and refugees, South Africa, 2006-10
  • Social entrepreneurship, logistics company, South Africa, 2010-14
  • Business development, Pargo (e-commerce/logistics start-up), South Africa, 2015
  • Senior operations manager, In On Africa (market intelligence company, consulting multinational companies seeking to break into African markets), 2016-17
  • Founder, Eschaton Solutions and Afrifursa (highlighting and facilitating trade/investment with African markets), Canada, 2017
  • Managing director, Raygan Mills (private equity investing in African growth companies), Canada, 2021-present
In the Media

Focus on building a network with your future aspirations in mind and be diligent about maintaining it.

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Shane Wallace

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2012 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Major: Equity Studies
  • Major: Sociology

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Registrar, Transitional Year Programme, U of T
  • Recruitment and admission officer, U of T
  • Research assistant, Office of Student Recruitment, U of T
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Lisa Smart

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2011 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Major: English
  • Major: Woman & Gender Studies

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

Get involved as much as you can during your undergrad. You can do this by building your Co-Curricular Record or getting involved in the wider community. The post-secondary experience shouldn’t only be about getting good grades. It’s a place for you to connect, establish new relationships, and start building your network!

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Rachel Samuel

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2018 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Major: Anthropology
  • Major: Human Biology

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Executive team member, U of T African Students’ Association
  • Student caller, U of T Telefund
  • Vice president, Children of Hope Uganda Club
  • Student organizer, U of T Swahili cultural events
  • Work study, Innis College Registrar’s Office
  • Executive team member, Innis College WUSC Local Committee
  • Mentor, Innis InSIGHT (peer mentorship)

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Administrative assistant, Enrolment Services, U of T
  • Intern, Ontario Public Health
  • Research assistant, Department of Psychology, York University

It is not just about the destination. Be present and enjoy every moment of the process.

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Aliyyah Ahad

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2012 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Major: Political Science
  • Major: Sociology

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Senior advisor, Bermuda Government, Cabinet Office
  • Associate policy analyst, Migration Policy Institute, Brussels
  • Bermuda Government, Brussels Office

Follow your passions and everything else will fall into place! But if you intend to do further education, it’s worthwhile to write an undergraduate thesis. It’s not only useful preparation, it will also allow you to get to know professors who can become excellent references.

And, of course, enjoy yourself and invest in your friendships!

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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.

David Zechel

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 1995 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

Hume Martin

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1968 Innis College

Outside the Classroom

  • Hockey
  • Literary club

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Be more self-disciplined as an undergrad.”

Caitilín O’Hare

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2008 St. Michael’s College

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“U of T is the perfect place to pursue any interest that your heart desires. Work hard, think outside of the box, and keep your options open – you never know what opportunities will come along!”

Lisa Francis-Jennings

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1981 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Accounting

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Owner, StratAffect
  • Leadership Programme Partner, Odgers Berndtson Luxembourg
  • Manager of client services
  • Training & development design & implementation, organisational change, leadership assessment & development

In the Media

“Financial courses will be useful no matter what you end up doing in the future. It is a great base for most careers and critical if you ever plan to start your own business.”