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Kimberly Philip

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2003 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

  • Economics
  • Political Science

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Senior insights manager, Weston Foods, Toronto
  • Country insights leader, IKEA, Toronto
  • Vice president, Hotspex (brand strategy: pharma research), New York City
  • Strategist, Human Branding Inc. (insights: CPG), Toronto
  • Managing director, Market Facts & Opinions (market research: financial services, consumer healthcare, beauty, CPG), across the English Caribbean
  • Trade marketing, Holiday Snacks Limited (new product commercialization, shopper experience), Trinidad & Tobago
In the Media

Your network is your net worth—connect with as many people as possible during your time in university. It is great to learn from different perspectives and your university friends/connections can be a strong support system in your future.

Ibraheem Aziz

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2019 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

” 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. “

Michael
Di Febo

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“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. “

Chen Zhou

Chen Zhou

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Internship at Ernst & Young, China International Capital Corporation (CICC)
  • Teaching Assistant positions
Further Education

  • MIT, Master of Science, 2019
  • Tsinghua University, MBA, 2019
Career Accomplishments

  • PRESTO, a division of Metrolinx

 

Nana Yaa Abrafi

Nana Yaa Abrafi Boa-Amponsem

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2017 New College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Peer mentor, Economics
  • Peer mentor, New College Residence
  • Presented speech on behalf of the student body, Nelson Mandela Memorial Service, University of Toronto
  • Student panelist, University of Toronto yearbook redesign
  • Student representative and Gonfalon Bearer, Installation Ceremony of President Meric Gertler
  • Tutor and mentor for a secondary school female student living with a learning disability
  • Tutor, Math and English, Centre for Community Partnerships
Further Education

Career Accomplishments

New College Impact

New College played an instrumental role in my academic and leadership excellence. Firstly, my New College Registrars immensely supported me through course selection, deciding on my majors, and post-graduation plans. Moreover, the Equity Studies program of New College was the best option as a second major since it gave me a real-world perspective on Economics. Through this course, I was able to identify my interest in public policy and social justice. In my final year, New College awarded me with a scholarship for academic excellence, and also afforded me the opportunity to meet President Meric Gertler at a special New College Dinner.

Furthermore, New College organized various leadership training programs which were very essential to my success as a student leader at U of T. I partook in various floor and house activities that improved my teamwork skills. In my final year, I was given a priceless opportunity to serve as a Residence Peer Mentor where I provided assistance to residents in areas such as Academic Success, Career Preparedness, Mental Health and Wellness. I acquired a lot of great skills and knowledge in this position.

“Balance is extremely important. Get involved in the things you love. Take care of your mental health. Study hard but don’t forget to also learn. And keep God first in all you do.

 

Amy Chen

Amy Chen

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2011 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Summer intern, Big Four accounting firm
Outside the Classroom

Career Description

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Technical consultant in accounting and finance

“Be involved, meet people, have fun! Undergrad is a time to take good risks – explore what you like and don’t like. Don’t be afraid to work hard to do the things you want to do!

 

Carol Nash

Carol Nash

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1980 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • PhD, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1989
  • MA, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1984
  • BEd, Secondary Education, Business Studies, University of Toronto, 1981
Career Description

“Believe in your dreams.
Do what you love.
Take opportunities as they come.
Concentrate hard when you work.
Think about who you were, who you are now and who you want to become.
Check your work many times with fresh eyes.”

 

Bruce Reid

Bruce Reid

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1984 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Certificate in Project Management, McMaster University
Career Description

  • Banking in Schedule II banks (Chemical Bank Canada, Daiwa Bank Canada) and at Scotiabank for over 20 years.

“Know what career you really want–you can’t aim at a target you can’t see!

Get involved in campus clubs–looks great on a resume, plus starts to develop connections.

Get involved in mentoring–it’s a very valuable experience.”