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Ted Kalaboukis

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  • HBA 1987 Innis College

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Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Take risks when young to explore career options.

Lela Pacitti

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 St. Michael’s College

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Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

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.”

Hannah Fleisher

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2011 Innis College
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Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Worked as a consultant and project manager in community development, affordable housing, and community healthcare for both public sector and non profits
In the Media

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. “

Theresa Pinter

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: E-Commerce, Physics

Outside the Classroom

  • Kitchen/server/buyer, Hot Yam! — students getting together once a week to make a vegetarian meal and selling it to students for cheap (now closed)
  • Garden Club
  • Urban beekeepers, U of T Bees
  • Weightlifting
Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Online Asset Manager, TRP Consulting
  • Accounting Assistant, Heavy Consulting
  • Communications Officer/Author, GoGeomatics
  • Project Manger/Spacial Analyst, Williams Treaties First Nations
  • Research Coordinator, St. Michael’s Hospital
In the Media

Krisma Saini-Chahal

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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.”

 

Mike Dror

Mike Dror

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2011 St. Michael’s College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from Life Sciences

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Seek internships and job shadowing opportunities. The more exposure you get to professional life, the better. Start networking, and start networking early. It’s most effective to network when you don’t need anything from them – when the pressure is off. If you start networking once you’re finished your degree and looking for a job, you’ll be too focused on that to make the most of it.

All that being said, cherish the theoretical courses that U of T has to offer. Once you do get out into the “real world”, it’s hard to find the time to reflect critically about your chosen field.

 

Michelle Poon

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2005 New College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from Biology and Geography

Further Education

  • Credits completed in Human Resource Management
Career Accomplishments

  • Associate Director, Asia-Pacific Advancement Office, University of Toronto: Focus on alumni relations and development for the University, including engaging with our alumni in the Asia-Pacific region, fundraising, managing volunteers and boards and running a Foundation
  • Admissions Assessor, Enrolment Services, University of Toronto
New College Impact

My residence experience allowed me to develop friendships and networks. I was new to Toronto (having lived most of my life in Hong Kong) and New College Residence gave me a sense of community. I got a chance to volunteer for various positions/roles. I’m indebted by the services and resources provided by New College, including the writing lab, the registrar’s office, residence dons, etc.

“Enjoy and immerse yourself in the U of T and Toronto experience.

Know that you don’t have to have the answers for everything, and be open minded to new ideas and new opportunities.

Listen and trust your instincts.

Make mistakes – it’s how i learnt.”

 

Rick Clow

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 1974 University College
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Further Education

Career Description

  • General Manager, Quinte Waste Solutions (Centre and South Hastings Waste Services Board), Quinte West, Ontario
  • Operations Manager, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Regional Planner, Ministry of Natural Resources, Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Executive Assistant, Community Planning Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
“Be involved in the university community and experience the cultures and depth of the community you live in.”