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Michael Proulx

Michael Proulx

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Several Clubs (Objectivist, Consulting)
  • American Studies Students Society
  • Volunteered at the AGO
  • Goalkeeper for masters program’s soccer team
  • Traveled to Switzerland with a peacebuilding NGO for 2.5 months
Further Education

  • Master of Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 2016. Focused on global markets and institutions.
Career Accomplishments

  • Started a consulting business based on master’s thesis

“Don’t sweat the small stuff – do the work and grades follow. Take every chance to discuss your grades – even good ones – on how you may have done better.”

Sydney Lang

Sydney Lang

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Philosophy, Political Science

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Currently a law student and am involved in work around labour law, corporate accountability, and environmental justice.

“Don’t be too focused on what you want to do after U of T – enjoy your time there and learn as much as you can. What comes next will come together naturally, and will be informed by your academic interests, peers, and community involvement. Do work that matters.”

Diane Sicsic

Diane Sicsic

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2018 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Physics

Alongside the Classroom

  • PEY: worked as a digital marketing analyst with Sun Life Financial for 12 months
  • Summer Abroad: studied in international management in Hong Kong
Career Accomplishments

  • Currently working as a Data Analyst at CIBC, in the Advanced Analytics team within Risk Insights and Monitoring.

“Take advantage of the help available to you – TAs, office hours, study groups, past exams…”

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.”

Qi Chen

Qi Chen

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2012 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Business reporter for an investment newswire
  • Purchasing agent for a tour company

“Study at the libraries more and engage with the professors.”

Aadil Nathani

Aadil Nathani

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2017 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

“You are not defined by your GPA. University is a holistic experience and UofT provides a tonne of opportunities so make the most of it. Join that club, talk to that stranger in class, take a stroll through Philosopher’s Walk with poutine from the food truck for no reason at all, meet your profs and TA’s during office hours (!!) and enjoy your time on campus. We’ve all been knocked down by a bad grade but you are more than a number.

 

Alyssa James

Alyssa James

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2011 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Summer abroad in France
  • Multiple research assistant positions (2007-2011)
Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • PhD, Social Anthropology, Columbia University, 2024 (expected)
  • MA, Social Anthropology, York University, 2017
Career Accomplishments

  • English Teaching Assistant in Martinique from 2011-2013.
  • Moved to London, UK in 2013 and worked as a content writer for clients such as Jamie’s Italian, Legoland, House of Fraser, Barbour, momondo, and Aon Private Clients.
  • In 2014, began freelance writing full-time. Travel writing and reporting has been published in the Globe and Mail, The Local, MSN, Bustle, Porthole Cruise Magazine, International Living Magazine, and more.
In the Media

“Do what excites you, not what you think you’re supposed to do. When you follow your passion you’ll always end up exactly where you’re supposed to be when you’re meant to be there – even if the journey doesn’t look the way you think it should.

 

Vanessa Bart-Plange

Vanessa Bart-Plange

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2017 New College
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Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

New College Impact

The minor in African Studies offered at New College complemented my International Relations and Political Science majors perfectly, thus allowing me to have the African focus that was absent in both of my majors. In retrospect, this has contributed to my interest in public policy and education in Africa during my master’s program.

The New College Writing Centre was also key in my academic development, as it helped me learn how to write academic essays, which led to A-grade averages throughout the four years.

Being a part of this multicultural college also allowed me to fit in and make friends from both home and other countries, thus allowing me to settle in better and faster in Toronto within my first year, and to create long-lasting relationships till today.

“Strive to be among the best, if not the best, in everything that you do. Do not compete with any other person but yourself. And while you are at it, make sure to enjoy yourself and your relationships, because time flies by.

 

Haoyang Liang

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2012 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • HR Manager, CUAUT 2009 – 2010
Career Description

  • Been a software engineer after graduation in DBRS, Oracle and Amazon.
  • Started own travel tech company, Wherego.