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Webnesh Haile

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2009 Innis College

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In the Media

“1. Keep taking on new challenges. I learned almost as much from my extracurricular activities and student jobs as I did from my undergraduate degree.
2. Mental health is important. Take care of yours and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
3. If you want to go to graduate school or a post-secondary program, it’s usually important to make sure you keep your marks up. You may not be thinking about this in first or second year, but it never hurts to try and keep those doors open in future.
4. If something is not working, don’t be afraid to switch programs. I did that after second year and it was a great decision for me.

Lisa Robles

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2000 Woodsworth College
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Career Accomplishments

  • Learning & Development and Training Coordination experience in a Nuclear and Hydro-Thermal power generation environment

“Get more involved in extra curricular groups and events. I didn’t have the mentoring programmes you have, so I would use those as well to speak with mentors and get tips and advice.

Simon Erlich

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2014 Innis College

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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.”

Logan Blair

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2019 Woodsworth College

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Switched programs from: Physiology, Immunology

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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

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” 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. “

Matthew Celestial

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 Woodsworth College
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Career Accomplishments

  • Launched a public strategy and communications firm, Statement Strategies, working with Paramount Pictures Canada, Toonbox Entertainment, Pixar Animation Studios, Universal Studios Canada, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Ado Ato Pictures, and more.
  • Outside of public relations, he is a community organizer serving on the Board of Directors committee for Queer Ontario where he advocates for LGBTQ folks across all levels of government, launching non-profit initiative Diverse Francaise for newcomers to Canada interested in learning French (July 2019) and launching Health is a Right! Foundation supporting low-income communities in third world countries with access to healthcare (September 2019).
  • Previously, he was the Director of Operations for LGBT in Capital Markets, the Director of Operations for Inclusive Love, and sat on the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee.
  • Currently working towards a legal career to complete a JD and is as well interested in academic research on hermeneutics, media strategies that shape policy, and legal interpretation.
In the Media

“1) Be present and enjoy the moment.
2) Be self-compassionate – you are doing good wherever you are.
3) Never say never. Everything comes together in full circle at some point.
4) Be kind to every single person (even the person who stole your seat on the TTC). Say thank you. Hold the door.
5) Don’t stop — even if you have multiple doors closed on you and people berating you. Keep going.

Darren Abramson

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1998 Innis College
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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.

 

Michael Lebenbaum

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2010 New College
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Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Worked as an epidemiologist conducting obesity and diabetes research at Public Health Ontario and mental health services research at ICES
In the Media

New College Impact

Participation in a First-Year Learning Community (FLC), frosh week most years, New Links mentorship program, and other events helped me with making friends on a large campus and made my U of T experience much more enjoyable.

“Take courses in other disciplines and explore other interests.

 

Michael
Di Febo

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Woodsworth College
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“Become engaged in your 2nd year with Executive Committees, groups, networking, and personal health. Looking back, becoming so engaged in my 4th year was amazing; however I should have been using the numerous opportunities U of T offered throughout my four years.

These include resume and cover letter workshops, editorial help, public speaking, networking opportunities within my Faculty / Department and externally through other Departments, industry events etc. The opportunities offered through the University are first-class. Do not take those for granted or wait till the last year like I did. “

Samii Folliott

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Innis College
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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!”