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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.

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

Geeta Yadav

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2003 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Description

“Take advantage of every opportunity U of T has to offer – there are so many special corners of the university where you can meet people who have your same interests. It’s great to connect with them and to those places so you can develop even stronger support networks and bonds with people whom you may keep in your life for a long time. Take time to enjoy Toronto as well – we are lucky to live in the heart of this great city. Lastly, find good mentors. The university has tons of folks who are willing to give back to an eager learner. Ask lots of questions and figure out what it is you want to do with your life!”

 

Kenneth Godevenos

Kenneth B. Godevenos

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1969 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • BEd, 1971
  • MBA, 1981
  • Postgraduate education: Guidance and human resources
Career Description

  • Teacher, English, Journalism, Guidance Counseling (3 years)
  • Human Resources, Ontario Hydro: recruitment, labour relations, strategic planning, compensation and benefits, organization development, etc. at various structural levels
  • (first) Director, Policy & Research, Pay Equity Commission, Ontario Ministry of Labour (secondment)
  • Director, Compensation & Benefits, Rogers Communications Inc
“Join appropriate and relevant associations related to your choice of field(s). Become a member, volunteer, get on committees, work your way up the ladder as far as possible in those organizations. Take advantage of the opportunity to speak or present at their conferences, etc. Become well known. Write articles for their magazines. Teach their courses. Then when you’re ready, stop working for others and work for yourself.”

 

Charles Freedman

Charles Freedman

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1963 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • PhD, MIT
  • MA, Oxford University
  • HBA, Oxford University
Career Description

  • Faculty member, Economics Department, University of Minnesota, 1969-74
  • Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada, 1974-2003
  • Consultant to central banks, primarily via the I.M.F., 2003-14
“Take your studies seriously but also get involved in interesting extracurricular activities.”

 

Zena Werb

Zena Werb

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 1966 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Senior Thesis, Biochemistry Lab (project series)
Outside the Classroom

  • Laboratory work (during 3 summer sessions) in Geophysics and at the Ontario Cancer Institute
Further Education

Career Description

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge UK 1971-73
  • Research Scientist, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge UK 1973-75
  • Assistant Professor, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH 1975-76
  • Assistant Professor 1976, Associate Professor 1980, Professor 1983, University of California, San Francisco
  • Visiting Professor, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Univ. of Oxford, UK, 1985-86
  • Visiting Professor, Institute Curie, Paris, France, 1998
  • Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany, 2006-08
  • Associate Director for Basic Science, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF, 2016-present
“Get as much experience in different fields as possible. Take time to enjoy life.”

 

Cynthia Good

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1974 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Research assistant for Professor
Outside the Classroom

  • Very involved in theatre at UC and Hart House
  • Worked at Robarts Library
Further Education

  • Masters – 1975
  • Incomplete PhD (all but dissertation)
Career Description

  • Interrupted Ph.D when employed by a small independent publishing house
  • 4 years later hired by Penguin Books Canada to start Canadian publishing program
  • Remained at Penguin for almost 21 years. Left after becoming President & Publisher
  • Hired by Humber College to set up a publishing program there, ran the program and taught for 10 years
  • Continued part time for 2 years at Humber, originating and organizing conferences and workshops for writers
  • Now continue with some workshops, facilitate book clubs, and do a variety of volunteer activities
“Learn widely and develop a disciplined mind.
Study philosophy.Learn and be able to use languages beyond English.
Despite the fact that I have had an extraordinarily satisfying career, I still wish I had completed my Ph.DEnjoy the friendship, the stimulation and the drama of university life.”

 

Carol Nash

Carol Nash

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1980 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • PhD, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1989
  • MA, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1984
  • BEd, Secondary Education, Business Studies, University of Toronto, 1981
Career Description

“Believe in your dreams.
Do what you love.
Take opportunities as they come.
Concentrate hard when you work.
Think about who you were, who you are now and who you want to become.
Check your work many times with fresh eyes.”

 

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.”