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Simon Erlich

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2014 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“The university is a diverse place with diverse people. Take advantage of that by learning from those around you and engaging in the immense variety of opportunities. Whatever you do, do not just stay in your room and study; the world requires you to do much more than describe the Theory of Relativity or the stylistic prose of Mark Twain.”

Darren Abramson

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1998 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“I would tell myself that it’s OK not to have everything figured out, and that study/research skills, personal development, and cultivation of hard work and curiosity are all more important than the details of my program and course choices. Also, I would have told my younger self that success at any endeavour is just the tip of a large iceberg, the remainder of which almost no one will ever see.

 

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

Samii Folliott

FacetDescription
Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Description

  • Production coordinator and producer at a production house/agency (preparation, completion and wrap out of client projects)
  • Worked freelance in the TV production field upon graduation
In the Media

“There is no problem without a solution!”

Remi Monaco

Remi Monaco

FacetDescription
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.”

Kristine Sarah Medrero

Kristine Sarah Medrero

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2017 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

“Get involved as early as possible, especially if you’re coming from a different country like me (I grew up and graduated from high school in Hong Kong). Your undergrad degree will become more fulfilling, rewarding, and enjoyable the moment you get involved. Because of all these activities, you will meet so many people that you never thought you’d meet in a million years and you will gain lifelong friends, and connections along the way. However, don’t overwhelm yourself with too many activities. Your academics are ALWAYS your first priority. Learn to prioritise your work better, and always make sure you form personal relationships with your professors and peers. You never know when they’ll come in handy – especially if you plan on pursuing further education. Most importantly, have fun! You only have one undergraduate degree, and you’re pursuing it at one of the top institutions IN THE WORLD, so make sure you make the most out of your four (or more) years here!”

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.”

Qi Chen

Qi Chen

FacetDescription
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

FacetDescription
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

FacetDescription
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.