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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.

Danielle Dewar

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2007 New College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Outside the Classroom

  • Costume designer on a few plays at Victoria College
Career Accomplishments

  • Spent several years working in communications for non-profits, startups and the tech sector in Canada
  • Now work as a freelance writer and run my own digital media company, Brand Dew Media
  • Also do freelance DV screenwriting and just produced a pilot for a new web series that will hopefully be funded through Kickstarter called The Stickmans
In the Media

New College Impact

I was in the double cohort. Many students were randomly placed in my first year of school, myself included, so I had virtually no ties to New College. The majority of my courses and education happened via the Cinema Studies program offered out of Innis College and the English Literature program offered out of Victoria College.

“It’s easy to make up your mind regarding what you’re going to study long before you even attend university. I made my choices that way at first but stayed open to the idea of changing my mind halfway through. I changed minors several times and don’t regret it. I took more credits than I needed to in the end, but gained a lot of experience in the different subject matter I studied along the way as a result.

Isabella Fink

Isabella Fink

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Graduation Year

  • BA 2017 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Cinema Studies

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

  • Outdoor Wilderness Education
  • Freelance Film Production
  • Copywriting
  • Film workshop curriculum design and teaching for middle school

“Get involved in extracurriculars to help build community and connection in areas you are interested in, either career related or just personal interest!”

Afriyie Donyina

Afriyie Donyina

FacetDescription
Graduation Year

  • HBA 2004 New College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Education professional with teaching experience at various private schools
  • Member of TESL Ontario and TESL Canada
  • Knowledgeable in educational technology, curriculum development, instructional design, multimedia, and leadership

“Participate in internships and co-op programs during university. It is important to explore different career options before you graduate.”

Krisma Saini-Chahal

FacetDescription
Graduation Year

  • HBA 2014 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Criminology

Alongside the Classroom

  • Intern, Student-Teacher
Outside the Classroom

  • Tutor
Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Teacher, Upper Grand District School Board
  • Research and development assistant, U of T (during MA)—gained a research background conducting and analyzing studies related to counterfactual reasoning in children

“Volunteer and gain experiences outside of the classroom! Do fieldwork, experiential learning or an internship – it will help you figure out what you like and what direction you should take your undergraduate degree.”

 

Lauris Apse

Lauris Apse

FacetDescription
Graduation Year

  • BA 2004 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Worked full-time while a student in digital and IT roles at The Score
Further Education

  • MBA at HEC Montreal.
  • Pursued additional graduate-level coursework in management strategy at Schulich.
Career Accomplishments

  • Currently the Senior Director of Digital Products at the CBC. Held several roles at the CBC from project and product management to team leadership.
  • Prior to working at the CBC, held digital and IT positions at The Score, a national sports broadcaster.

 

Kenneth Godevenos

Kenneth B. Godevenos

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1969 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • BEd, 1971
  • MBA, 1981
  • Postgraduate education: Guidance and human resources
Career Description

  • Teacher, English, Journalism, Guidance Counseling (3 years)
  • Human Resources, Ontario Hydro: recruitment, labour relations, strategic planning, compensation and benefits, organization development, etc. at various structural levels
  • (first) Director, Policy & Research, Pay Equity Commission, Ontario Ministry of Labour (secondment)
  • Director, Compensation & Benefits, Rogers Communications Inc
“Join appropriate and relevant associations related to your choice of field(s). Become a member, volunteer, get on committees, work your way up the ladder as far as possible in those organizations. Take advantage of the opportunity to speak or present at their conferences, etc. Become well known. Write articles for their magazines. Teach their courses. Then when you’re ready, stop working for others and work for yourself.”

 

Cynthia Good

FacetDescription
Graduation Year

  • BA 1974 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Research assistant for Professor
Outside the Classroom

  • Very involved in theatre at UC and Hart House
  • Worked at Robarts Library
Further Education

  • Masters – 1975
  • Incomplete PhD (all but dissertation)
Career Description

  • Interrupted Ph.D when employed by a small independent publishing house
  • 4 years later hired by Penguin Books Canada to start Canadian publishing program
  • Remained at Penguin for almost 21 years. Left after becoming President & Publisher
  • Hired by Humber College to set up a publishing program there, ran the program and taught for 10 years
  • Continued part time for 2 years at Humber, originating and organizing conferences and workshops for writers
  • Now continue with some workshops, facilitate book clubs, and do a variety of volunteer activities
“Learn widely and develop a disciplined mind.
Study philosophy.Learn and be able to use languages beyond English.
Despite the fact that I have had an extraordinarily satisfying career, I still wish I had completed my Ph.DEnjoy the friendship, the stimulation and the drama of university life.”

 

Christina Luckyj

Christina Luckyj

FacetDescription
Graduation Year

  • BA 1978 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Studied in Quebec for over a year
Further Education

Career Description

In the Media

“Do as many extracurricular things as possible, and especially take any opportunities to study elsewhere.”