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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!

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Francisca Wiafe-Amoako

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2021 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Major: Physiology
  • Minor: Spanish

Switched programs from: Cell and Systems Biology, Global Health

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Graduate nursing student, Johns Hopkins University

In the Media

Set out your goals and surround yourself with like-minded people who will help support you on your journey to achieving those goals (and vice versa).

Get involved in extra-curricular activities as they really enrich your academic experience.

Don’t compromise your health and well-being for academics.

Networking is really important! Make friends among your peers and the faculty/staff of your program/college.

Take pictures of your experiences. Undergrad goes by so quickly, and you want those memories captured for a lifetime!

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Anthony Johnson

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2019 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Specialist: Management
  • Minor: Economics

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

  • Outreach coordinator, FACTOR
  • Bilingual liaison, SOCAN
  • Independent record producer, songwriter, and artist—Caj Flow

In the Media

Network, network, network. Grades are important, but don’t forget to forge deep, authentic connections with your peers, as they’ll be a great resource for you once you are in the job market!

Anne Mienkowski

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Graduation Year

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) 2018

Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Certificate

Career Accomplishments

  • Registered Kinesiologist

In the Media

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.

Lisa Francis-Jennings

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1981 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Accounting

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Owner, StratAffect
  • Leadership Programme Partner, Odgers Berndtson Luxembourg
  • Manager of client services
  • Training & development design & implementation, organisational change, leadership assessment & development

In the Media

“Financial courses will be useful no matter what you end up doing in the future. It is a great base for most careers and critical if you ever plan to start your own business.”

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.”

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Nic Weststrate

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2007 UTM

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Every day, try to talk to someone who is very different from you. Ask open questions and listen to understand, not just to hear. You will learn much more from people’s stories than any textbook. (But also read your textbook… before class).”

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.”