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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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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!

Clare O’Brien

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2020 Trinity College

Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Relax, it’s okay if you don’t know what you’re going to do after graduation!”

Yew Meng Khaw

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Graduation Year

  • BASc 2018

Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

In the Media

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

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.”

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. “

Emily Tsui

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 Trinity College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Take advantage of all the international opportunities the university has to offer, and make sure to speak with the professors to give you advice.

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.”