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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.

Logan Blair

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2019 Woodsworth College

Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Physiology, Immunology

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Get involved outside the classroom earlier. Focus on what study skills suit you best, which frees up time for clubs, work, or research opportunities.”

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.

Samuel Powers

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

  • California Organizing Manager, Need to Impeach
  • Campaign Manager for a United States House of Representatives Congressional Campaign
  • Campaign Manager for a Brooklyn District Attorney Campaign
  • Florida Deputy Organizing Director for Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign
  • Campaign Manager for a Member of Parliament Campaign
  • Regional Field Director for Florida Gubernatorial Race
  • Staffer at the White House Office of Public Engagement
  • Organizer for President Obama’s Re-Election Campaign

” Diversify your extra curricular activities and job opportunities. Use university to develop a strong understanding of what you want to do in your professional life.

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. “

Theresa Pinter

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: E-Commerce, Physics

Outside the Classroom

  • Kitchen/server/buyer, Hot Yam! — students getting together once a week to make a vegetarian meal and selling it to students for cheap (now closed)
  • Garden Club
  • Urban beekeepers, U of T Bees
  • Weightlifting
Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Online Asset Manager, TRP Consulting
  • Accounting Assistant, Heavy Consulting
  • Communications Officer/Author, GoGeomatics
  • Project Manger/Spacial Analyst, Williams Treaties First Nations
  • Research Coordinator, St. Michael’s Hospital
In the Media

Remi Monaco

Remi Monaco

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2017 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Summer abroad course in China. Was able to study in class and on site in different environments learning about the development of the Chinese economy.
Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

  • Worked part time at Apple throughout school career.
  • Later got a role at a tech startup in marketing and business development.
  • Recently accepted a job at RBC Capital Markets as an analyst in equity derivative operations.

“Get involved as much as you can. School is the time to learn, but not only in the classroom. There is so much opportunity on campus, it is important to find your passions and develop yourself. Once you get out of your comfort zone, you realize that things aren’t so scary.”

Linson Lin

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2019 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Description

  • Sr. Analyst Intern, Finance & Operation, CPP Investment Board, CPA Rotational Program, Toronto: May 2018-August 2018
  • Accounting Clerk, Modern Family Realtor, Toronto: Jun 2016-April 2018

“Not just get prepared, but get prepared early

Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself

Expand your network and participate in as many events as possible

Be open-minded and flexible

Isabella Fink

Isabella Fink

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Graduation Year

  • BA 2017 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Cinema Studies

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

  • Outdoor Wilderness Education
  • Freelance Film Production
  • Copywriting
  • Film workshop curriculum design and teaching for middle school

“Get involved in extracurriculars to help build community and connection in areas you are interested in, either career related or just personal interest!”