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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

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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.”

Maxim Trokhimtchouk

Maxim Trokhimtchouk

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 2004 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Engineering Science

Outside the Classroom

  • Worked for Computer Vision group at U of T
Further Education

  • PhD in Mathematics from University of California at Berkeley
Career Accomplishments

  • Vise President at JP Morgan
  • Quantitative developer at Citadel
  • Founder of Ideanudge
  • CTO of Engineers Gate Market Technologies
Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1999 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Work-study program conducting research on Women’s Studies and the Internet
Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Build up your network and take advantage of cheaper rates for everything.”

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.