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Ted Kalaboukis

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  • HBA 1987 Innis College

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“Take risks when young to explore career options.

Emily Tsui

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  • HBA 2016 Trinity College
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“Take advantage of all the international opportunities the university has to offer, and make sure to speak with the professors to give you advice.

Kristine Sarah Medrero

Kristine Sarah Medrero

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  • HBA 2017 Woodsworth College
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“Get involved as early as possible, especially if you’re coming from a different country like me (I grew up and graduated from high school in Hong Kong). Your undergrad degree will become more fulfilling, rewarding, and enjoyable the moment you get involved. Because of all these activities, you will meet so many people that you never thought you’d meet in a million years and you will gain lifelong friends, and connections along the way. However, don’t overwhelm yourself with too many activities. Your academics are ALWAYS your first priority. Learn to prioritise your work better, and always make sure you form personal relationships with your professors and peers. You never know when they’ll come in handy – especially if you plan on pursuing further education. Most importantly, have fun! You only have one undergraduate degree, and you’re pursuing it at one of the top institutions IN THE WORLD, so make sure you make the most out of your four (or more) years here!”

Aaron Raths

Aaron Raths

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2006 Woodsworth College
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  • Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2009
Career Accomplishments

  • 6 years in legal practice as a civil litigator
  • Policy analyst in the education sector
  • Investigator with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director
  • Senior policy advisor with a central ministry at Queen’s Park

“- widen your social circle; meet more people
– stay more disciplined (less cramming and last-minute writing)
– worry less, particularly about course selection; enjoy the experience
– take every opportunity to have meaningful engagements with faculty

 

Arash Azizi

Arash Azizi

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  • BA 2013 Woodsworth College
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Switched programs from: International Relations

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Career Accomplishments

  • Documentary producer
  • English-Farsi book translator
  • Journalist, BBC and other journalistic agencies
  • Media writer and editor
In the Media

“Learn languages. Try to figure out what you truly want to do and focus on that.”

Vanessa Bart-Plange

Vanessa Bart-Plange

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  • HBA 2017 New College
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New College Impact

The minor in African Studies offered at New College complemented my International Relations and Political Science majors perfectly, thus allowing me to have the African focus that was absent in both of my majors. In retrospect, this has contributed to my interest in public policy and education in Africa during my master’s program.

The New College Writing Centre was also key in my academic development, as it helped me learn how to write academic essays, which led to A-grade averages throughout the four years.

Being a part of this multicultural college also allowed me to fit in and make friends from both home and other countries, thus allowing me to settle in better and faster in Toronto within my first year, and to create long-lasting relationships till today.

“Strive to be among the best, if not the best, in everything that you do. Do not compete with any other person but yourself. And while you are at it, make sure to enjoy yourself and your relationships, because time flies by.

 

Jessica Horwitz

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  • HBA 2007 University College
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  • UC Lit Committees
  • Toronto Globalist Magazine
Further Education

  • Queen’s University, J.D. of Law, 2012
Career Description

  • Jessica B. Horwitz is an international trade, customs and regulatory lawyer at Bennett Jones LLP. She advises Canadian and international clients on a broad range of trade and investment matters, including import/export compliance, customs audits, trade remedies, bilateral and regional free trade agreements, WTO law, anti-corruption compliance, controlled goods and technology, economic sanctions, product regulation, corporate social responsibility and other cross-border issues. Jessica represents clients in trade verifications by the Canada Border Services Agency, proceedings before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal and regulatory investigations by the RCMP, CBSA and Global Affairs Canada. Before becoming a lawyer, Jessica worked in international policy analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington D.C. think-tank where she covered trade and economic issues in the Americas. She has previously completed internships in the United States and Chile and studied abroad in Singapore.
“Professional and academic references are essential for job and post-graduate academic applications. During undergrad make sure you find a way to demonstrate your abilities to professors and employers/supervisors so that they know you (and remember you!), feel comfortable recommending you and are able to substantively comment on your characteristics to a future prospective employer.”

Philip Howard

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  • HBA 1993 Innis College
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“Innis is a community you can easily live in, and one that will give you life-long relationships. So don’t just treat it like a residence or administrative unit, enjoy the community.”

Matt Boulos

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  • 2005 Innis College
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“Do the difficult things. We live in a world awash with challenges and opportunities, and unless we rise to them, they will go unmet.”