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Emily Tsui

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 Trinity College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

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

Samuel Powers

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

  • California Organizing Manager, Need to Impeach
  • Campaign Manager for a United States House of Representatives Congressional Campaign
  • Campaign Manager for a Brooklyn District Attorney Campaign
  • Florida Deputy Organizing Director for Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign
  • Campaign Manager for a Member of Parliament Campaign
  • Regional Field Director for Florida Gubernatorial Race
  • Staffer at the White House Office of Public Engagement
  • Organizer for President Obama’s Re-Election Campaign

” Diversify your extra curricular activities and job opportunities. Use university to develop a strong understanding of what you want to do in your professional life.

Kristine Sarah Medrero

Kristine Sarah Medrero

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2017 Woodsworth College
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Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

“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!”

Michael Proulx

Michael Proulx

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Several Clubs (Objectivist, Consulting)
  • American Studies Students Society
  • Volunteered at the AGO
  • Goalkeeper for masters program’s soccer team
  • Traveled to Switzerland with a peacebuilding NGO for 2.5 months
Further Education

  • Master of Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 2016. Focused on global markets and institutions.
Career Accomplishments

  • Started a consulting business based on master’s thesis

“Don’t sweat the small stuff – do the work and grades follow. Take every chance to discuss your grades – even good ones – on how you may have done better.”

Sydney Lang

Sydney Lang

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Philosophy, Political Science

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Currently a law student and am involved in work around labour law, corporate accountability, and environmental justice.

“Don’t be too focused on what you want to do after U of T – enjoy your time there and learn as much as you can. What comes next will come together naturally, and will be informed by your academic interests, peers, and community involvement. Do work that matters.”

Eric Quon-Lee

Eric Quon-Lee

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2004 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Computer Science

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Cross-border management consultant based in San Francisco, California with several years of management consulting experience primarily in finance, strategy and operations.
  • Worked for several leading Canadian corporations in aerospace, telecommunications and financial services.
  • In his spare time, Eric is highly involved in the startup ecosystem in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as globally as a “super-connector”.

 

Eric Daro

Eric Daro

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2005 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: International Relations

Outside the Classroom

  • Fraternity member
  • Student caller, U of T alumni office
Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Valet, retail salesperson, and door-to-door fundraiser (3 years)
  • Office Coordinator, IT division, financial firm
  • Manager, Student calling program, University of Saskatchewan
  • Director, Annual Fund, University of Alberta (3 years)
  • Director, Individual Giving, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

“Look beyond your immediate surroundings and leverage your strengths to get opportunities you otherwise would not. I was comfortable moving around and made strategic moves to other provinces and even countries to position my experience in a way that opened up opportunities I would not have had otherwise. Never get too comfortable, especially in today’s economy, and always have a plan for your next step. At least have a vision of where you want to end up in terms of position, industries, etc.

Try to (and I know it is hard when you start out) think of areas and types of work that makes you the most “happy” as you don’t want to spend years building a career in a field you don’t find rewarding. When you do find the job or field you want to work in try everything to get a foot in the door, even it it takes volunteering or interning for a while.

 

Shelby Challis

Shelby Challis

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2014 Woodsworth College
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Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Follow your passion – working in a field that you are passionate about will drive your success.”

 

Arash Azizi

Arash Azizi

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Graduation Year

  • BA 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: International Relations

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

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.”

Aamir Hajeeyani

Aamir Hajeeyani

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Current student in the Master of Public Service (MPS) program at the University of Waterloo. Specialization in Public Policy and Economics.
Career Accomplishments

  • After undergraduate degree, worked as a search consultant for a recruiting firm based out of New York City and Toronto. Profiled candidates for various finance and accounting positions within Canada’s big 5 banks.
  • Currently works as a research analyst for the Treasury Board Secretariat of Ontario in the Economic Infrastructure Policy unit in the Office of the Treasury Board. Analyzes, researches, and assesses the Province’s capital infrastructure investments across various sectors.

“If I could rewind back to my U of T years, I would try to get more involved! I regret focusing solely on my academics and not getting involved with clubs, activities and other extra circular activities.

One piece of advice for those students in political science and/or history, take as many upper year seminar courses as you can. The small class sizes and the discussion-based learning style is extremely engaging and rewarding. Seminar courses really helped me hone in on my communication skills and also allowed me the opportunity to connect one-on-one with my professors.